Aug. 2, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Wide receiver and kickoff return specialist Ty Montgomery was one of 49 multi-talented players who were named to the 2012 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which is presented annually to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
As a freshman in 2011, Montgomery made significant contributions at wide receiver and as the Cardinal's primary kickoff return. He saw action in all 13 games, starting the last four, and caught 24 passes for 350 yards (14.6) and two touchdowns. He also averaged 25.2 yards (680 total) in his 27 kickoff returns, which included a 96-yard return for a touchdown on the final play of the game at Washington State.
He enjoyed a breakout game at USC, catching five passes for 87 yards, including a 62-yard bomb from Andrew Luck, and hauled in a six passes for 77 yards, including his first career touchdown, against Notre Dame. He also caught a season-best seven passes for 120 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl and was on the receiving end of a 53-yard bomb from Luck that gave Stanford a 7-0 lead at the 4:16 mark of the first quarter.
The 2012 Hornung Award Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of statistics, career performances and expectations heading into the 2012 season..
The Watch List is comprised of 25 seniors, 16 juniors and eight sophomores representing 44 universities and 10 conference that are part of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Ten players on the watch list are from the Pac-12 Conference.
Stanford fullback/linebacker Owen Marecic was the inaugural recipient of the Hornung Award in 2010.
Single-game tickets for the 2012 season remain on sale on-line at GoStanford.com., at the Athletics Ticket Office located at Stanford Stadium, or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.
The Cardinal kickoff the 2012 campaign on Friday, August 31 against San Jose State beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Stanford Stadium.