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Ohio State Buckeye Emeka Egbuka Named a Paul Hornung Award Finalist

Emeka Egbuka


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Ohio State sophomore wide receiver and return specialist Emeka Eguka has been named a finalist for the Paul Hornung award, which is awarded annually to the most versatile player by the Louisville Sports Commission. The other finalists are Jack Colletto, Oregon State; Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama; and Will Shipley, Clemson.

Fans can vote for Egbuka to win this award at

Egbuka handles punt returns for the Buckeyes, spot plays on kickoff returns and is a season-long member of the punt coverage team. He averages 60 plays per game and is 10th in the Big 10 with 108 all-purpose yards per game and has scored nine times on the season, twice rushing and seven times receiving.

Egbuka has four games of 100-or-more yards receiving and has made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll four times after wins over Notre Dame, Toledo, Michigan State and Iowa. He is fearless fair-catching punts at any location on the field (16 for the season) and averages 8.2 yards per return, second in the Big 10.

Nationally, Egbuka is 18th in receiving yards (794) and yards per game (88.2), 24t in touchdown receptions (seven) and 43rd with 49 receptions.

Egbuka was one of four Buckeyes to be named a midseason All-America, joining QB C.J. Stroud, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., and LT Paris Johnson Jr.

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