LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. named to Hornung Award weekly honor roll - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. named to Hornung Award weekly honor roll

Posted: Updated:
Source: Zimbio Source: Zimbio

From LSU Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LSU junior wide receiver/return specialist Odell Beckham Jr. was one of three players from across the nation who were recognized on the Paul Hornung Honor Roll after the opening weekend of the season, the award announced on Tuesday.

Beckham Jr. joined TCU's B.J. Catalon and Alabama's Christion Jones on the list after contributing on both offense and special teams. Beckham Jr. is also a candidate for the Hornung Award, which is presently annually to college football's most versatile player.

Beckham Jr. helped lead LSU to a 37-27 win over TCU in the Cowboys Classic with 272 all-purpose yards, which ranked sixth in LSU single-game annals. It was also the highest all-purpose total by an LSU player since Devery Henderson tallied 298 in what became known as the "Bluegrass Miracle" game against Kentucky on Nov. 9, 2002.

Beckham Jr. averaged 34.0 yards per kickoff return, including a 75-yarder in the fourth quarter that set up the Tigers' final touchdown. His 272 all-purpose yards in Week 1 led the Southeastern Conference and ranked third nationally.

The New Orleans native teamed up with fellow wide receiver Jarvis Landry to each go over 100 yards receiving in the contest, becoming the first LSU duo to do that since Josh Reed and Michael Clayton in the 2002 Sugar Bowl. Beckham Jr. finished with five catches for 118 yards, representing his second 100-yard contest in the past three games.

The winner of the 2013 Paul Hornung Award will be announced in late January 2014 in downtown Louisville.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • Missouri dismisses WR Green-Beckham from team

    Missouri dismisses WR Green-Beckham from team

    Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, once heralded as the No. 1 recruit in the nation out of high school, has been kicked off the team.
    Missouri decided enough was enough.
  • Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

    Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

    An independent report says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.
    An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.
  • SEC reigns supreme in Super Bowl

    SEC reigns supreme in Super Bowl

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 7:14 AM EST2014-01-21 12:14:08 GMT
    The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have more players and coaches from the SEC than any other conference.
    The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have more players and coaches from the SEC than any other conference.
Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.