Three Big East players on Hornung Award list

There's a new award in college football this year and it's got an interesting twist. The Paul Hornung Award will be given to the nation's most versatile performer. It's named after the former Notre Dame star, Heisman Trophy winner and Louisville native Hornung, who did almost everything during his career including kick field goals.

The award will be given out in January, taking the bowls into account unlike most of these trophies.

Three Big East players have been recognized on the preseason watch list for the inaugural award. They are:

Douglas Beaumont, WR/PR, Louisville

Jock Sanders, WR/RB/PR, West Virginia

Mohamed Sanu, WR/QB/PR, Rutgers

All three are versatile and valuable, but I'd say Sanu -- who runs the Wildcat formation at quarterback and who is a top notch receiver and special teams ace -- has the best shot of the three of taking home the first Hornung hardware.