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Reed named Paul Hornung Award finalist

Former Randolph-Henry High School standout and University of Virginia senior wide receiver and kick return specialist Joe Reed has been named one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, announced the Louisville Sports Commission on Thursday, Nov. 14, a U.Va. Athletics press release cited the same day.

Officials in the release noted that the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, annually recognizes the most versatile player in major college football. In the 10th season of the award, Reed is U.Va.’s first finalist.

Reed has 1,269 all-purpose yards receiving, returning kicks and rushing, the release stated. He is second in the nation with 35.4 yards per kickoff return and is the only player in the nation with 500-plus kick return yards (743) and 500-plus receiving yards (530).

The 17-person Paul Hornung Award National Selection Committee chose the finalists, with fans generating the 18th vote online, the release continued. The 2019 Paul Hornung Award winner will be chosen from among the finalists and announced Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The release noted that fan voting for the winner continues through Dec. 8 at www.louisvillesports. org/paul-hornung/ award-poll/ and will again count as the 18th vote.