The Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in college football. Johnson is one of just four sophomores on this year's preseason watch list.
Johnson, a preseason All-American selection by some publications, turned in one of the best freshman seasons ever at the University of Miami. He finished the season with 2,060 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns. His 947 rushing yards were the most ever by a Hurricane freshman.
The Paul Hornung announcement ceremony will be held in January of 2014 at the Galt House in downtown Louisville.