Cal football safety/kick returner earns spot on Paul Hornung Award watchlist

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Last Thursday, Cal redshirt junior safety/kick returner Ashtyn Davis was added to the watchlist for the Paul Hornung Award, honoring the most versatile player in college football.

It should be easy for fans to see why he has been nominated, after he won Cal’s J. Scott Duncan Award as its most valuable player on special teams during his first two years with Cal.

Davis finished his sophomore year with 39 kick returns and produced 826 kick return yards, which placed him ninth in the Pac-12 for that category. He also contributed 58 tackles with the Bears, 33 of which came from his sophomore year alone.

Davis, a dual athlete, is also an All-American track star for the Bears during the spring. He became a Pac-12 Champion in 2017 after winning the 110-meter hurdles event with a time of 13.50 seconds.

If selected for the award, Davis and his family will be invited to the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville in March 2019.

Voting for the award will open in late September and continue into the bowl season.

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