LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Oregon running back LaMichael James has been named one of four finalists for the 2011 Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung announced Friday.
James, a redshirt junior from Texarkana, Texas, is joined by Joe Adams of Arkansas, Brandon Boykin of Georgia and Eric Page of Toledo, as finalists for the annual award recognizing the most versatile player in major college football.
You say you hadn't heard of the "Paul Hornung Award?" Neither had I. What the hell, it's an award, and LMJ is a finalist.
The "Hornie" has only been given out since 2010. Stanford's Owen Marecic won it last season.
The good news is that it's at least partly based on fan voting -- and if there's one thing Duck fans can do, it's click a mouse button with focus and determination. The bad news? You can't vote unless you're on Facebook. Which could be an understandable dealbreaker for some. The good news? If you have a FB account, you can vote once a day.
Go to "www.votepaulhornung.com" to register your support for our favorite son. (The link opens in FB.)
VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN.