COLUMBIA (WACH) -- South Carolina junior wide receiver Bruce Ellington and Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins have both been named to the 2013 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, as announced by the Louisville Sports Commission on Friday.
Ellington is coming off a breakout season in 2012 leading Gamecocks in receiving yards with 600 on 40 catches, including seven touchdowns.
Watkins also had an impressive 2012 season setting a Clemson record for reception yards in a game with 202 vs. Wake Forest. Watkins was the second leading receiver for the Tigers pulling in 57 passes for 708 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Ellington and Watkins are among 44 players named to the preseason list.
Each year the Paul Hornung Award is given to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission.