Arizona State Sun Devils

Cam Skattebo Named Finalist for Hornung Award

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(Louisville, KY)  Sun Devil Football junior running back Cam Skattebo has been named one of three finalists for the Paul Hornung Award.

Skattebo is a candidate for a major national award, the first Sun Devil to make this stage of consideration since Zane Gonzalez took home the Lou Groza Award back in 2016. The Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Skattebo is joined by fellow Pac-12 competitors Travis Hunter (Colorado) and Sione Vaki (Utah) to make up the three finalists for the 2023 edition. He is officially Arizona State’s first non-specialist finalist for a major national award since Terrell Suggs won the Lombardi, Nagurski, and Hendricks Award after a legendary 2002 campaign.

The winner of the 2023 Hornung Award will be determined by a national selection committee comprised of 17 sports journalists and former NFL stars, with a fan vote representing the 18th vote. Click HERE to vote Cam Skattebo for the Hornung Award.


Primarily a running back, ASU junior running back Cameron Skattebo also lines up at shotgun quarterback and receiver and has been a weapon for the Sun Devils as a quick kick punter. He made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll five times in the first 11 weeks of the season and twice was named Paul Hornung Award National Player-of-the-Week. He leads the team with 638 rushing yards, has scored eight touchdowns on the ground, is third with 280 receiving yards and a score, and has completed four of eight passes for 85 yards and a score. He had two games for the ages for the Sun Devils: in an upset of UCLA, he touched the ball 19 times four different ways, ran and threw for touchdowns and had a 50-yard punt; in a tough loss to USC, he touched the ball rushing, receiving, passing and punting, rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries, scored rushing and receiving, completed a halfback pass and a shotgun quarterback pass and had a 53-yard punt.

Season Stats:

  • All-purpose: 906 yards, 90.6 per game
  • Rushing: 139 rushes, 626 yards, eight touchdowns
  • Receiving: 23 receptions, 280 yards, one touchdown
  • Passing: 4/8 passing, 85 yards, one touchdown
  • Touchdowns: 10
  • Punting: six punts, 264 yards, 44 per punt, three inside the 20
  • Average snaps per game: 46.3 (45 at quarterback, 319 at running back, two at tight end, 48 at slot wide receiver, 44 at wide wide receiver, three on kick return, two on punt coverage)


The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its 14th season, is owned and operated by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC). The Award pays tribute to the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner in downtown Louisville in March 2024.

Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Connor Smith

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