Aug. 2, 2012
Texas Longhorns sophomore CB Quandre Diggs has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse honoring the most versatile player in major college football, The Louisville Sports Commission announced today.
Diggs is entering his second season with the Longhorns and has played in 13 career games with 11 starts at cornerback as a true freshman. He was tabbed 2011 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (Coaches), second team All-Big 12 (Coaches) and honorable mention All-Big 12 (AP). He was also named a 2011 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American, named to the 2011 Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-America First Team and to the 2011 FWAA Freshman All-America Team.
In his first season at Texas, he tied a Longhorn freshmen record with four interceptions to go with 51 tackles (33 solo), four tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and two caused fumbles. He also returned 19 kickoffs for 371 yards and nine punts for 181 yards. Diggs was a prep All-American who played in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game and was a member of the ESPNU top 150 national recruiting list. He was rated the best cornerback and 21st-best prospect overall by ESPNU. His brother, Quentin Jammer, was a three-year starter and All-America defensive back at Texas (1997-98; 2000-01) and currently starts for the San Diego Chargers.
Created by the Louisville Sports Commission in 2010, the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Award is named for Paul Hornung, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and NFL MVP for the Green Bay Packers.
A national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 17th vote. Players from all FBS teams are eligible; appearing on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List is not a prerequisite for winning the award. The winner will be selected in early January from among the finalists following the bowl season. For more information, visit www.paulhornungaward.com.