Kentucky football fans are likely quite familiar with the Paul Hornung award this season. The Wildcats current quarterback Lynn Bowden is a finalist for the collegiate-level version of the honor, which is awarded to college football’s most versatile athlete.
But a future Kentucky quarterback is also finding his name in association with the award. Lexington Catholic gunslinger Beau Allen has been named the winner of the Paul Hornung award by the Lousiville Quarterback Club, according to the Courier-Journal, which seeks to find the best football player in the state of Kentucky.
The local product passed for 3,862 yards on 248-366 passing to go along with 38 touchdowns and just eight interceptions this season. Not only was he the Knights top passer, but he was also the team’s leading rusher with 12 touchdowns and nearly 500 yards on the ground.
At 6-foot-2, weighing roughly 200 pounds, Allen is set to back up the likes of Terry Wilson and Joey Gatewood over the course of his first couple of seasons as a Wildcat, but there are high expectations for the three-star quarterback.
Allen has a chance to add to his hardware collection, too, as the Paul Hornung Award is just one of four player of the year awards in the state of Kentucky. The Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Mr. Football Award, and Kentucky Football Coaches Association Award will all be announced in the coming weeks.
The future ‘Cat will accept the award during a luncheon at the Big Spring Country Club in Louisville on Dec. 17.