|Christian McCaffrey. Image via pac-12.com.|
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey will have at least one significant trophy to go on his mantle this week. The Heisman Trophy finalist was named Wednesday as the recipient of the 2015 Paul Hornung Award.
The award is presented to the most-versatile player in the nation. In addition to being a RB, McCaffrey also served as a punt returner, wide receiver, and as a wildcat quarterback, among other roles during the season.
“I am beyond blessed and humbled to be named the Paul Hornung Award winner,” McCaffrey said in a statement released by the award's presenter the Louisville Sports Commission. “To be mentioned in the same breath with the award’s previous winners and Mr. Hornung, one of most versatile players ever to play the sport, is incredible. This honor is a testament to all the efforts and support of my teammates, coaches, staff and the entire Stanford football program.”
McCaffrey will receive the award at the Paul Horning Awards Banquet, to be held in Louisville, Ky. on Feb 25, 2016.
The Paul Hornung Award has been presented annually since 2010.
(via Palo Alto Online)