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Boston College Football: Myles Willis Named To Paul Hornung Award Watch List

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2nd year in a row for the Boston College junior

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Boston College's Myles Willis has been named to the Paul Horning Award Watch List. What is this award, you may ask? Well, the site says:

The mission of the Paul Hornung Award is to recognize and reward versatile, high-level performers in major college football (Football Bowl Subdivision team member); to help preserve the legacy of one of Louisville's native sons and sports icons; and to promote Louisville as a great sports town.

Willis, a junior running back, plays a multitude of roles for the Eagles. Playing the role of a platoon back not the feature back, Willis is a perfect change-of-pace back (that can still run the ball 20+ times a game), pass catcher, and kick/pass catcher. He ran for 459 yards in 2014 with two touchdowns, and had a kickoff return for a touchdown against Syracuse. He had a kickoff return for a touchdown in 2013 against New Mexico State.

It's a cool honor, but basically a player from every FBS team is nominated so it'll be tough to win. In 2013, Shaq Thompson from Washington won the award. Willis was also nominated in 2013. Good luck, Myles!