CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson running back Will Shipley earned a Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll selection for his 238-yard all-purpose performance against Florida State last Saturday.
Shipley touched the ball 27 times three different ways and accounted for a career-high 238 all-purpose yards in the Tigers’ hard-fought, 34-28 road win over Florida State.
Against the Seminoles, Shipley recorded 121 rushing yards on 20 carries, 48 receiving yards on a career-high six receptions and a 69-yard kickoff return. The 238 yards were the highest all-purpose yardage total by a Clemson player since Travis Etienne’s 264 against Boston College in 2020.
The sophomore also notched his sixth career 100-yard rushing game, improving Clemson to 6-0 in his career in games in which he reaches 100 rushing yards.
The Louisville Sports Commission successfully launched the Paul Hornung Award in 2010 to honor its namesake and native son, and to promote outstanding performances by versatile college football players who often go unnoticed. Each week during the regular season, a panel of college football experts selects players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll based on performance. A national selection committee comprised of 17 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award finalists and the winner, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 18th vote. Regional accounting firm Dean Dorton independently tabulates all votes.
Shipley was one of two repeat players and four newcomers who earned the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for their performances this past weekend. The repeat honorees were Jahmyr Gibbs of Alabama and Shipley.
Georgia Southern’s Amare Jones, Central Michigan’s Marion Lukes, Michigan State’s Jayden Reed and Utah’s Cameron Rising made the list for the first time.
2022 Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll
· Week 1: Jack Colletto, Oregon State; Derius Davis, TCU; Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Evan Hull, Northwestern
· Week 2: Jack Colletto, Oregon State; Jahmyr Gibbs. Alabama; Shedro Louis, Liberty; Bumper Pool, Arkansas; Sean Tyler, Western Michigan
· Week 3: Israel Abanikanda, Pitt; Devon Achane, Texas A&M: Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Roschon Johnson, Texas; Will Shipley, Clemson; Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
· Week 4: Trey Benson, Florida State; Kaelon Black, James Madison; Jordan Byrd, San Diego State; Nathaniel Dell, Houston; Will Shipley, Clemson; Nohl Williams, UNLV
· Week 5: Shadrick Byrd, Charlotte; Jacob Cowing, Arizona; George Holani, Boise State; Johnnie Lang, Arkansas State; Xavier Worthy, Texas.
· Week 6: Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Jamhyr Gibbs, Alabama; George Holani, Boise State; Cameron Stone, Wyoming.
—photo and story courtesy of Clemson Athletic Communications