Jones Named To Hornung Award Watch List
East Carolina junior inside receiver Isaiah Jones is one of 44 players named to the 2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, according to an announcement by the Louisville Sports Commission Monday. Jones is the third Pirate since the awards inception in 2010 to earn inclusion on the watch list following Dwayne Harris (2010) and Justin Hardy (2014). Last year Jones started nine of 13 games hauling down a team second-best 81 passes for 830 yards (10.2 ypc) with five touchdowns. He also added 485 return yards (477/KOR, 8/PR) finishing his sophomore campaign with 1,315 all-purpose yards. In the season opener against N.C. Central, Jones established new career standards with 10 catches for 150 yards, which included a 41-yard TD pass from Hardy in the second quarter. The Austin, Texas native has posted three 100-yard receiving efforts on the year (150/NCCU, 116/UNC, 130/SMU), while adding his second career double-digit reception game against UConn (10) in league play. During his two-year career, Jones has caught 143 passes for 1,434 yards (10.0 ypc) with 10 touchdowns in 26 career games (17 starts). The Paul Hornung Award, now in its sixth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy. The 2015 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2014 statistics, career performance, SID recommendations and expectations heading into the 2015 season. Players may be added to the Watch List during the 2015 regular season based on performance.
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