MOSCOW -- University of Idaho junior Justin Veltung, a receiver/return specialist is one of 50 players on the 2011 Paul Hornung Award Watch List.
The award, which was established in 2010, honors the versatility that became the trademark of former Green Bay Packers great and Notre Dame star Paul Hornung.
Veltung is one of 50 players on the list and one of just three from the Western Athletic Conference. Of the 50 players on the list, 20 are seniors, 20 are juniors and 10 are sophomores.
In two seasons, Veltung has amassed 1,717 all-purpose rushing yards, which includes 1,111 in kickoff returns, 504 in receptions and 102 rushing. His 1,111 kickoff returns yards (425 as a freshman and 686 as a sophomore) rank fourth all-time at Idaho for a career, as do his return totals of 47 (30 in 2010 and 425 in 2009).
On two occasions, Veltung has scored on a kickoff return – 94 yards against Louisiana Tech as a freshman and 84 yards at Fresno State as a sophomore.
In addition to on-field performance, fan voting also will be factored into the award this year.