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Lynn Bowden Nominated for Horning Award

Kentucky’s sophomore sensation is up for one of the nation’s most prestigious awards.

Wide receiver Lynn Bowden has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List.  The award is given each year in Louisville to the most versatile player in college football.  Previous winners include Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley.

Bowden is considered a wide receiver, but he does so much more.  If he isn’t lined up in the slot, he could be Kentucky’s Wildcat quarterback.  In special teams he is a dangerous returner, named to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team as a specialist.

This year you can expect to see Bowden used in even more ways.  At yesterday’s Kickoff Luncheon, Mark Stoops said, “He’s going to be dynamic in the return game and offensively, we’re constantly looking for ways to create and get him the football.”

If Kentucky can successfully get Bowden the ball in open space on a consistent basis, he could be the youngest to take home the Hornung hardware.  He’s the fifth Wildcat to receive a preseason recognition.  Here are all of the Wildcats who made preseason watch lists:

Benny Snell — First Team All-SEC, Maxwell, Doak Walker
Josh Allen — Second Team All-SEC, Butkus, Bednarik
Mike Edwards — Second Team All-SEC, Bednarik, Nagurski, Jim Thorpe
C.J. Conrad — Third Team All-SEC, Mackey, All-State Good Works Team, Wuerffell Award

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Lynn Bowden Nominated for Horning Award



  1. My Dixie Wrecked
    12:51 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

    Him and 42 other players on the list.



    • 4everUKblue
      1:13 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

      Still sore about the banner coming down?



    • My Dixie Wrecked
      2:45 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

      What makes you think I’m a Louisville fan? Because I think UK’s football program is a joke? Do you think only Louisville fans think that?



    • 4everUKblue
      3:15 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

      NO what makes me think you’re a Louisville fan is you never have anything positive to say about any UK sport or anything else. The is the mark of a UofLittleBrother fan.



    • Greatcatfan
      3:44 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

      The way you follow this site like only a Louisville fan would. All though he has a point Louisville’s football program isn’t good enough to make fun of UK’s they’ve only been winning games because of how bad of conference opponents they’ve played. Joker and Hurtts bag o cash is the only reason they ever started winning again. And they’re BBall team sucks.



  2. 4everUKblue
    1:14 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

    Love his game.



  3. gasman01
    1:58 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

    Hope they use him more this year..



    • kjd
      2:21 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

      Same can be said about Conrad and several other receivers. IF…….pretty much sums up our offense.



  4. BluKudzu
    5:13 pm July 26, 2018 Permalink

    Until we have a qb, which from what I have read this far, we really do not, it will be hand off to Snell, then wildcat for Bowden.