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Abdullah Honored by Hornung Award for Second Straight Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Oct. 8, 2012) - Four familiar faces that racked up big yards on offense and special teams were selected for the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll at the midpoint in the 2012 season. Northwestern's Venric Mark earned the honor for the third time while Tavon Auston (WVU), Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) and Dri Archer (Kent State) each were honored for the second time. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Fans can now vote as often as once a day for the Paul Hornung Award at www.votepaulhornung.com powered by Texas Roadhouse. All individuals that were on the preseason watch list or are selected for the Weekly Honor Roll are eligible for the fan voting. The top three players in the fan voting will earn points toward the selection of the Paul Hornung Award finalists in early December. Week six honorees: Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah seven carries 28 yards two TDs, one catch eight yards, two punt returns for 49 yards and eight kickoff returns for 128 yards in a loss at Ohio State. West Virginia's Tavon Austin caught 10 passes for 102 yards and a TD, one carry for six yards, one punt three yards three kickoffs for 111 yards in Mountaineers 48-45 win at Texas. Northwestern's Venric Mark 13 carries for 72 yards and one TD, two catches for six yards, two kickoff returns for 36 yards and a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown as the Wildcats lost at Penn State. Dri Archer from Kent State had eight carries for 72 yards and a touchdown, four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown and one kickoff return for 98 yards and a TD in a 41-14 win over Eastern Michigan.