Marqise Lee Named Hornung Award Finalist

    Marqise Lee

    Dec. 7, 2012

    USC sophomore wide receiver and kickoff returner Marqise Lee has been named among four finalists for the 2012 Hornung Award, presented to the nation's most versatile player.

    The winner will be announced on Jan. 8, 2013 and honored at a banquet in on Feb. 15 in Louisville.

    The award, given annually since 2010 by the Louisville Sports Commission, is named after College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and member of four NFL championship teams with the Green Bay Packers. Hornung played every offensive backfield position with the Irish, and he also punted, kicked, returned kicks and played defensive back. He was a multi-threat offensive back and prolific kicker with the Packers.

    Lee, who won the 2012 Biletnikoff Award, is an All-American first teamer and the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He set Pac-12 season records in 2012 for receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,680). He currently leads the nation in receptions and the Pac-12 in receiving yards, all-purpose yards and kickoff returns. He has scored 15 touchdowns in 2012, including 14 on receptions.