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Lynn Bowden wins Paul Hornung Award

Lynn Bowden is your recipient of the 2019 Paul Hornung award!

Kentucky’s wide receiver/punt returner/kick returner/quarterback took home the hardware for the most versatile player in college football, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Wednesday morning. Bowden was one of four finalists for the award, along with Frankfort native Wandale Robinson of Nebraska, LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Virginia’s Joe Reed. Robinson won the online fan vote (eat it, Cornhusker bots.)

Bowden averaged 8.2 yards per rushing attempt in 2019, which leads the SEC and ranks second nationally. Before his run success, he also caught the ball and is the only player in the nation leading his team in both rushing (1,235) and pass receiving (348), and ranks 13th on UK’s career receptions list with 114 catches and 18th on the career receiving yards list with 1,303 yards. Let’s keep going: he also ranks fifth on UK’s career all-purpose yardage list at 4,407 yards, behind only Derek Abney, Rafael Little, Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb.

Needless to say, Bowden is very deserving of this award. He will pick it up at a ceremony in Louisville (the city he owns) in March.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Lynn Bowden wins Paul Hornung Award



  1. damage_control
    8:12 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    They still play football in Nebraska?? Wow! I thought they gave up years ago



    • SanDiegoDave
      8:27 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

      They did. Unfortunately, for the past decade or so, they’ve been fielding an intramural team coached by various waterboys.



  2. 4everUKBlue
    8:20 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats Lynn! You definitely deserved it. Quite an achievement for a player one commenter said “he’s not our best player, he’s not even our best receiver.” Wonder how that commenter feels about it now. Come see about it!



  3. Ben27
    8:47 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Lynn, you are a special player that we will remember in our hearts forever! You will excel in whatever you chose to do in life. Thanks for the three years and all the great memories! Let’s make one last great one together at the Belk Bowl.



  4. secrick
    8:52 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Way to go Lynn, you deserve it. Thanks for being a Wildcat fan.



  5. psuegobigblue
    9:16 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Not a player more deserving! Congratulations Lynn! You played your heart out and deserve all the awards coming your way. Thank you for being a WILDCAT! GO BIG BLUE!



  6. cats646
    9:52 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Thank you for being the LEGEND you are for this state Lynn! Your statue will hopefully be built right beside Benny, Josh, and Stoops!! Now let’s go get one more W for the last time you get to wear that name acrossed your chest!!
    GO BIG BLUE!!
    #bringit!!



  7. J-Dub421
    10:26 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    A well deserved award for Mr. Bowden.



  8. bbn606
    11:05 am December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats to Bowden, UK football has really reeled in the awards the last two years.



  9. notFromhere
    12:13 pm December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Thankful we had him! One of the greatest Wildcats EVER

    Thank you, Lynn Bowden! Well earned and deserved



  10. Looother
    1:10 pm December 11, 2019 Permalink

    Congratulations and good luck at the next level, Lynn…