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Donovan Peoples-Jones makes Paul Hornung Award Watch List

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Versatility? Yeah, Peoples-Jones has that attribute and he’s getting recognized for it

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Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones was a highly touted recruit heading into his freshman season at Michigan, and during his two seasons in Ann Arbor he has shown how high of a ceiling he has and the versatility he possesses.

With that in mind, Peoples-Jones was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. The award goes to the most versatile player in college football.

The last Michigan player to win the award was Jabrill Peppers in 2016, and big time names such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley have one the award in the past decade.

Peoples-Jones versatility was on display in 2018 as a pass-catcher and punt-returner, hauling in 47 receptions for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns while making 25 returns for 250 yards and 1 score.

Peoples-Jones receiving numbers are likely to go up in 2019 with Michigan’s new system being a tad more pass-heavy, and he should be looking at over 60 receptions this season.

As far as his punt returning prowess, he has the chops to up his numbers on that front as well.

For the full list click here.