Daniel Thomas is by far the Kansas State Wildcats most profiled player for this upcoming season and that continues to be the case as he was nominated to the inaugural Paul Hornung award. This award will be given to the country’s most versatile player in college football. This award will be given away by the Louisville Sports Commission.
This award is named after Paul Hornung who won the 1956 Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame he virtually was everywhere on the field as he would also play running back, return kicks and punts as well as being the punter and place kicker. It might be safe to say that Hornung is the most versatile player in college football history which makes this award very appropriate.
Daniel Thomas is one of 48 players be given preseason accolades with this award. Thomas is one of three Big XII players who were nominated. The others were Niles Paul of Nebraska and Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma.
The college football season is just about two weeks away and the anticipation is mounting. Can Daniel Thomas live up to the hype and bring home some hardware? September 4th that quest will start so until then Kansas State fans sit and count down the days.