Two North Carolina Tar Heel football players, Ryan Switzer and T.J. Logan, were named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list this morning. The Paul Hornung award is presented annually to the most versatile player in college football.
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Ryan Switzer is a rising sophomore on the Tar Heel football team. Switzer caught 32 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns in 2013, but he made his impact in the punt return game. He had 502 punt return yards and scored five touchdowns, including one in the Tar Heel’s bowl game against Cincinnati. Switzer was named to Sporting News’s Preseason All-American team as the punt returner earlier this summer.
T.J. Logan is a running back and kick returner for the Tar Heels. After starting off the 2013 season with lingering injuries, the rising sophomore found his stride in the second half of the season. Logan ran for 533 yards in nine games for Carolina, scoring four touchdowns on the ground. He proved Tar Heel fans with one of the most exciting runs of the season against Old Dominion.
Logan also returns kicks for the Tar Heels. He had two kickoff return TDs to go along with over 500 yards on returns in 2013.
The Paul Hornung Award is selected by 16 college football experts from around the nation. Notable comittee members include Jeremy Schaap, Phil Steele and Tim Brando. Players must play multiple positions on offense, help in the return game and make a significant impact in big games for their school. The award is named after Paul Hornung, the 1956 Heisman trophy winner at Notre Dame.
Odell Beckham Jr. won the award in 2013.