Kadarius Toney has been named to the 2020 Paul Hornung Watch List. The award has been handed out annually to the “most versatile” player in college football since 2010. Toney was also on the watch list prior to the 2019 season. The watch list included 50 athletes.
Toney came to Florida as a quarterback and athlete. He played some quarterback when he enrolled early the spring of his freshman season before being moved primarily to receiver but it’s hard to put a label on what Toney does on the field. Despite missing six games due to injury last year, Toney still amassed 286 all-purpose yards as a junior. In 2018, as a sophomore, Toney tallied 629 all-purpose yards.
Past winners of the award include Tavon Austin (2012) Odell Beckham Jr. (2013), Christian McCaffrey (2015), Jabrill Peppers (2016), Saquon Barkley (2017), and Lynn Bowden (2019). To be eligible for the award a player must: Play multiple positions on offense, defense or play on both sides of the ball, play a significant role on special teams, or make a significant impact during big games and elevating the team’s performance through leadership displayed by excelling in multiple roles
Florida redshirt sophomore tight end Dante Lang was also honored by being named on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,”
Lang logged a total of 43 community service hours during the 2019-2020 school year, volunteering at several elementary schools in the Gainesville area where he mentored students, encouraged them to make good decisions, talked to them about the importance of staying in school and shed a light on what it means to be a student-athlete.
Lang was also named the 2020 Male Goodwill Gator of the Year this past summer by the University Athletic Association, a recognition given to the student-athlete who has had the most positive impact on the community.