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Adoree' Jackson named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Jackson is one of six Pac-12 players on the watch list.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in college football according to the award's website.

It should come at no surprise that USC's Adoree' Jackson was one of 44 players named to the watch list this afternoon. The award is given by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) and named after Paul Hornung, a college and pro football hall of famer who played every position for Notre Dame in the 1950's and won the 1956 Heisman Trophy.

Jackson is seeking to become the first three-way player for USC since Chad Morton in 1996 and 1997. Jackson had 49 tackles, 10 deflections, a forced fumble and fumble recovery on defense last year. Adoree' also had 10 receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns on offense while also returning two kickoffs for a touchdown during his true freshman season. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year.

Adoree' showed his versatility in the 2014 Holiday Bowl when he had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter and a 71-yard reception for a score in the third.

61 days until Adoree' and the Trojans open up their 2015 season against Arkansas State.