Doss Named Hornung Performer of the Week
Nov. 25, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the third time this season, Indiana junior wide receiver Tandon Doss has been recognized with one of "Paul Hornung's Most Versatile Performances of the Week," Paul Hornung and the Louisville Sports Commission announced. The weekly award honorees highlight elite performances from the previous week in college football that display the same versatility on the field as the legendary Paul Hornung.
Doss turned in another spectacular performance last weekend vs. Penn State. He nearly topped 300 all-purpose yards for the second time, delivering 293 yards (tied for seventh in IU history), 141 kick return (five returns), 90 receiving, a career-high 61 rushing (five carries) and one punt return. He also hauled in seven catches, one touchdown and made a tackle on kick coverage.
With his performance, Doss broke the school's single-season kick return record (899) and moved into 10th place on the Big Ten's single-season list. He now has five games with 100-plus kick return yards in 2010 and six in his career.
Doss, who is seventh on the Hoosiers' single-season chart with 1,442 all-purpose yards in 2010, now has two 275-plus, five 200-plus, nine 150-plus and 17 100-plus all-purpose yard games. He has reached 100 APY 15 times in his last 19 games, 150 six times in his last 13 games and 200 five times in his last 13 games.
In 2010, Doss is averaging 64.2 receiving yards per game and owns 55 catches, which is tied for ninth on the school's single-season list, for 642 yards (365 yards after catch, 56.9 percent), four touchdowns and 11.7 yards per catch. He is averaging 173.5 all-purpose yards, sixth in the country and tops in the Big Ten, and 25.7 kick return yards. Doss has accounted for 34 20-plus yard plays this season, including 26 kick returns, seven receptions and one rush.
He eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark for the sixth time in his career, which is tied for the fifth most in IU history, and posted at least eight receptions for the eighth time with 103 yards, eight grabs and one score against Arkansas State. Doss added 121 kick return yards and 17 yards on four carries for 241 all-purpose yards, the fourth-highest total of his career.
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