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USF Football KR/RB Brian Battie Named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Learn to pronounce it before it’s too late, it’s Bat-Tee

Florida A&M v South Florida Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

One of the final watch list awards to be announced is the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the nation’s most versatile player, and USF KR/RB Brian Battie was named to the Watch List.

Battie exploded onto the NCAA scene last season by lighting up the kick return statistics, becoming USF’s second ever Consensus All-American behind George Selvie in 2007. He notched a nation leading three kickoff returns for a touchdown, including two in one game against Houston joining an extremely exclusive list. His versatility also comes from his offensive play-making abilities, where he gathered an additional 400 yards of offense, showcasing elite speed and agility with 5.6 yards per carry, and 9.6 yards per catch.

Battie exemplifies the phrase “put the ball in his hands and let him work”. No matter if it’s a kick off return:

Or a handoff in the backfield:

Find a way to get Battie the ball.