BYU’s Tyler Allgeier, Utah’s Britain Covey Named To Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Jul 29, 2021, 4:25 PM
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Running back Tyler Allgeier #25 of the BYU Cougars celebrates a touchdown during the first half against the Boise State Broncos at Albertsons Stadium on November 6, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) and Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes celebrates celebrates a Armand Shyne touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes in the third quarter at Folsom Field on November 17, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Louisville Sports Commission named BYU running back Tyler Allgeier and Utah wide receiver Britain Covey to the Paul Hornung Award watch list for the 2021 college football season.

The Hornung Award watch list was unveiled on Thursday, July 29.

Allgeier and Covey were two of 57 players named to the 2021 Hornung Award watch list.

The award is given annually to the “most versatile player in major college football.”

Last season, Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama took home the Hornung Award.

Tyler Allgeier

Allgeier, a former linebacker, is a sophomore running back for the Cougars.

Last season, Allgeier had a breakout year during BYU’s 11-1 campaign. He recorded over 1,100 yards on the ground in 2020.

During his BYU career, Allgeier has carried the ball 176 times for 1,298 yards and 13 touchdowns.

BYU begins its 2021 schedule against the Arizona Wildcats on September 4.

Britain Covey

Covey is a junior wide receiver for the Utes.

After battling injuries in 2019, Covey had a bounce back season in 2020.

During his Utah career, the wide receiver has 132 catches for 1,497 yards and eight touchdowns.

As a specialist, Covey has over 1,000 returns yards and two touchdowns.

Utah opens the 2021 season against the Weber State Wildcats on September 2.

BYU will host Utah on September 11.

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