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Milan Tucker
Milan Tucker
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App Football’s Tucker Named to Hornung Award Watch List

App State multipurpose threat Milan Tucker has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile FBS player in the country.

The Paul Hornung Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

Over the last two seasons, Tucker has returned kicks while spending time at both cornerback and wide receiver, depending on team needs. He has recorded three catches for 31 yards, nine tackles, seven kickoff returns for 149 yards, two rushes for 10 yards and a sprinting, diving recovery of a surprise onside kick that helped trigger a comeback in a 30-27 win against Coastal Carolina.

He made a fourth-quarter tackle in a 34-31 win at North Carolina as a true freshman in 2019 and will head into fall camp as the cornerback with the second-most FBS experience in App State’s secondary.