Wynn named to Hornung Award Watch List

Indiana wide receiver Shane Wynn was named to the Hornung Award watch list. The award honors the nation’s most versatile player. The release follows.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior wide receiver Shane Wynn, the first player in Indiana history with receiving (17), punt return (one), kick return (one) and rushing (one) scores in his career, was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday. The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is presented annually to the most versatile player in college football.



Ranked third at Indiana in kick return yardage (1,610), tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns (17), tied for eighth in catches (133), 10th in all-purpose yardage (3,270) and 17th in receiving yardage (1,490), Wynn enters his final season at IU as one of the top wideouts in the Big Ten.


The Cleveland native is first among active B1G wide receivers with 20 career touchdowns (tied for ninth nationally), second with 133 receptions (18th) and 17 receiving touchdowns (tied for 11th) and third with 1,490 yards.


The 18th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards, Wynn is coming off a junior season in which he finished second in the conference and tied for 19th nationally with 11 receiving touchdowns. The speedster added one rushing and a 58-yard punt return score for 13 total TDs, which led the team, shared fourth in the league and sits tied for sixth in school history.


Finalists from the 47-player list will be voted on by the Paul Hornung Award Selection Committee in late November and the winner will be announced in early December.



  1. PUke is adding the Patio Club to the SEZ of Eoss-Ade. It will seat 1500, sell beer and wine feature flat screen TV’s and patio style furniture. For season ticket holders ONLY. They have to do something their attendance has been decreasing for at least 4 seasons. A nite club in an end zone. Who knows maybe it is the future.

  2. Purdue added booze when their attendance was failing. IU added more seats. Let’s see who fares better.

  3. HC: Some here have ridiculed Knothole Park in the south end of Memorial Stadium, but it seems much more attractive (at least to me) than a swillery. Season ticket holders only? Why would someone with a decent seat want to sit in the end zone? Oh. Now I got it. It’s an alternative to watching the teams play.

  4. The other part I forgot to add is PUke tore down the bleachers standing in the SEZ which held 6000 butts and traded it for a 1500 person capacity entertainment alternative. That gets AD Morgan Burk off the hook for 4500 ticket sales. Isn’t this an economy class luxury box. They did such a nice job remodeling Mackey and then turn around with this scheme for Ross-ade.

  5. Anyone notice the recent news that the NCAA has launched an investigation into Oklahoma State’s Football program based on last year’s Sports Illustrated investigation and stories that found a bunch of really bad violations and behavior, including play for pay, recruiting violations, fake jobs for the players, grade tampering, etc.? The poo-poo is soon going to hit the fan at Oklahoma State University. And that sh!&-storm may follow the program’s former coach, now at LSU.

    Compare OSU’s policy of “dump em when they’re done” to IU’s Student Athlete’s Bill of Rights recently released by Glass. Another reason why we should all be proud to be Hoosier fans, and why good athletes should give strong consideration to IU when being recruited to Bloomington.

  6. PO- I thought I had posted a link to a story about the IU Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights to on this thread, but I guess it was too lengthy (or whatever) for the system to handle; I don’t see it here. Anyway, the SABOR is 1) certainly a better attempt at addressing the serious problems facing college sports today than is Pee-yew’s idea of building an end zone swillery and 2) you’re spot-on about the IU SABOR being a reason for recruits to sign with IU. Other programs will have to compete with this, and they will (for the benefit of all), but being the pioneer in this gives 1) IU an edge (or at least a little something extra) for the time being and 2) real meaning to the lyrics “for the glory of old IU.”

  7. It’s nice seeing IU think out of the box on this issue. I see where ESPN projections have our football team winning 7 games. Exciting times indeed!

  8. If you go back and read last year’s series of articles in SI about the OSU football program, you may not be surprised, but you should be disgusted. Those coaches, administrators and deep-pocket boosters created a culture and system that did serious damage to a lot of young men, many of whom were from underprivileged backgrounds. And clearly, many of those young men would have been better off attending other schools like Indiana University where a student athlete is more than just a means of enhancing a coaching staff’s record or advancing his career.

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