University of South Carolina junior wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders is one of 49 players named to the 2012 Paul Hornung Award, as presented by Texas Roadhouse.
The Paul Hornung Award, now in its third season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
Sanders, a 5-8, 175-pounder from Bradenton, Fla., has 54 career receptions for 699 yards with four touchdowns. In addition, he has returned 25 punts for a 6.6-yard average with one touchdown.
The 2012 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2011 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2012 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found on www.paulhornungaward.com.
The Watch List is comprised of 25 seniors, 16 juniors and eight sophomores, representing 44 universities and 10 conferences that are part of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The SEC is the leading conference with 12 players followed by the Pac-12 with 10 players. The Big Ten and Big 12 each have six representatives.