UMTerps: Jacobs, Johnson Named to Preseason Watch Lists
University of Maryland running back and kick returner Ty Johnson and wide receiver Taivon Jacobs were recognized on preseason watch lists Thursday morning.
Johnson was named to the 2018 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, while Jacobs was placed on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.
The Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. Johnson is one 43 total players selected, including just five from the Big Ten.
The Wuerffel Trophy is known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service." Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
Jacobs, who is Maryland's top returning wide receiver, is heavily involved in the Terps community service efforts. He has spent time volunteering at the National Institute of Health and mentoring elementary school kids at J.C. Nalle's afterschool program.