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Football: Chris Smith Recognized on Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Smith totaled 159 all-purpose yards in Louisiana’s win against South Alabama

Chris Smith

LAFAYETTE – After putting on a dazzling performance in Louisiana’s 38-10 victory over South Alabama, sophomore running back Chris Smith was one of four players named to this week’s Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, the Louisville Sports Commission announced on Monday.

Smith is joined on this week’s honor roll by Michael Carter (UNC), Justin Hall (Ball State) and Elijah Moore (Ole Miss).

The Louisville, Miss., native had a big day out of the backfield against the Jaguars, matching a career high with 99 rushing yards and notching his first rushing touchdown of the season, a 22-yard scamper. He also caught one pass for 10 yards.

He rounded out his all-purpose performance with two kick returns for 49 yards, including a long return of 28 yards to open the second half.

The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its 11th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission to honor football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2021.

College football fans nationwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite player during the regular season and again during the bowl season. Online fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse is now open HERE and factors into the selection of the finalists and winner.

No. 24 Louisiana wraps up its three-game homestand on Saturday, Nov. 21, when it welcomes Central Arkansas for a non-conference showdown on Senior Day. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. CST and will be broadcast on ESPN�.

Availability of single-game tickets for Saturday’s contest will be communicated by the Department of Athletics as quickly as possible.

Questions can be directed by phone to the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the CAJUNDOME at (337) 265-2170. For information on parking passes, contact RCAF by phone at (337) 851-2903.