ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia senior cornerback and return specialist Brandon Boykin has won the 2011 Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation’s most versatile player.
The award is given out by the Louisville Sports Commission.
Boykin topped Arkansas’ Joe Adams, Oregon’s LaMichael James and Toledo’s Eric Page for the honor in the award’s second year. Boykin will receive the award on Feb. 2 in Louisville.
Boykin had 55 tackles, including 11 for loss, with three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a safety for Georgia. He also had 850 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards.
Boykin also played on offense. He had 103 yards rushing with a touchdown and five catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
He will play in the Jan. 28 Senior Bowl.