Kamara, Dobbs Earn Weekly Honors For Week 6


Tennessee redshirt junior running back Alvin Kamara has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll and senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been named to the Davey O’Brien “Great 8” for Week 6, as announced by the Louisville Sports Commission and the Davey O’Brien Award selection subcommittee, respectively, on Monday.

Kamara is in on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the second-straight week. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is annually awarded to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner of this year’s award and his family will be honored on March 7, 2017, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.

Kamara enjoyed a record-breaking performance on Saturday in the No. 9/9 Vols’ 45-38, double-overtime loss to No. 8/7 Texas A&M. Kamara rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, posted eight catches for 161 yards and one touchdown and added three punt returns for eight yards and one 16-yard kickoff return. His 312 all-purpose yards set a new Tennessee record, breaking the previous record of 294, set by Chuck Webb against Ole Miss in 1989.

Kamara’s 312 all-purpose yards were also the second-most by an FBS player in 2016. Florida State’s Dalvin Cook had 329 vs. USF on Sept. 24.

With 127 rushing yards and 161 receiving yards, Kamara became just the second Vol to record 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. Jamal Lewis recorded 128 rushing yards and 105 receiving yards against Kentucky in 1997. Kamara is also the first SEC player with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in a game since Florida’s Chris Rainey rushed for 108 yards and caught two passes for 104 yards against Tennessee in 2011.

Kamara’s three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) were also a career high. He has rushed for two touchdowns in each of the three 100-yard rushing games in his career. He ran for 144 yards and two TDs against Bowling Green on Sept. 5, 2015, in Nashville and had 127 yards and two TDs against North Texas on Nov. 14, 2015, at Neyland Stadium.

Dobbs is on the “Great 8” weekly honors list for the fourth time this season. He was previously honored for Week 2, Week 4 and Week 5.

Dobbs threw for a career-high 398 yards at No. 8/7 Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. He was 28-of-47 (both career highs) with one touchdown and two interceptions and also rushed for 57 yards on 17 carries and caught a four-yard touchdown pass.

He led Tennessee (5-1, 2-1 SEC) to 684 yards of offense, which was the Vols’ third-most in program history, second-most in a road game and most-ever against a ranked opponent.

With 459 total yards against the Aggies, Dobbs became the fifth player in program history to account for 7,000 career yards of total offense (passing, rushing, receiving). His 5,625 career passing yards, 1,653 career rushing yards and 62 career receiving yards add up to 7,340 total yards.

No. 9/11 Tennessee will take on No. 1/1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) on Oct. 15 at Neyland Stadium. The game will have a 3:30 p.m. ET broadcast on CBS and SEC Nation will have all of the Week 7 pregame festivities live from Ayres Hall starting at10 a.m. ET on SEC Network.