The SEC Network Alternate Channel announcers couldn’t pronounce his name correctly, but the folks behind the Paul Hornung Award know Lynn Bowden’s name and they put some respect on it by selecting him to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 2 of the college football season.
Bowden made the list for his play in the game against Eastern Michigan, in which the Youngstown native caught seven passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, in addition to throwing a 32-yard pass completion to Terry Wilson and carrying the ball twice for 17 yards. He threw in a 37-yard kick return and a 29-yard punt return, too.
With his seven receptions, Bowden became the first Wildcat with at least six receptions in each of the first two games of a season since Randall Cobb in 2009.
Bowden is joined on this week’s Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll by Purdue’s Rondale Moore, Wyoming cornerback Tyler Hall, and Colorado State running back Dante Wright.
The big Hornung Award is given to the most versatile player in college football at the end of the season.