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Cornelius is Hogs’ 11th player named to watch list

Arkansas junior wide receiver Jared Cornelius was named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Paul Hornung Award.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Arkansas junior wide receiver Jared Cornelius was named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Friday.

The Paul Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in college football.

Cornelius was the only player in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and one of three players in the country with a 40-yard punt return, 40-yard run and 40-yard reception last season. Despite missing four games with a broken arm, he caught 24 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns and turned seven rushes into 112 yards and two touchdowns.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, totaled nine plays of 20+ yards with six coming through the air, two on punt returns and one on the ground in 2015. He also scored a touchdown in four of the last five games, including a 69-yard touchdown run in the Razorbacks’ 31-14 win at No. 9 LSU.

Arkansas is now represented on 11 different preseason award watch lists.

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