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Boise State’s Wilson on list among the most versatile college football players

He delivered one of the most impressive debut seasons in recent years, and naturally, the rest of the college football world has taken notice.

Boise State senior wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was one of 46 players named to the Hornung Award watchlist Tuesday. The award honors the nation’s most versatile player, who can contribute in multiple ways.

Wilson came to Boise State last year from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound Wilson had 56 receptions for 1,129 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns. He also averaged 13.2 yards per punt return on 10 attempts, plus was 2-for-2 passing for 84 yards, including a touchdown.

The award winner will be announced Dec. 6. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers won it last year.

Boise State football watchlists

Center Mason Hampton: Rimington Trophy (top center)

Offensive tackle Archie Lewis: Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)

Defensive tackle David Moa: Bednarik Award (top defensive player); Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player); Outland Trophy

Tight end Jake Roh: Mackey Award (top tight end)

Quarterback Brett Rypien: Maxwell Award (top offensive player); Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson: Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player)