Will Shipley has been a solid player for Clemson Football, and the rest of the nation has noticed.
Shipley was recently placed on the preseason All-ACC team three separate times: as a running back, as an all-purpose player and as a special teams player.
He was just named to the Maxwell Award preseason watchlist for best all-around player in college football for the second season in a row.
Now he has been honored again…twice. Shipley has been named to the watchlists for the Paul Hornung Award and the Wuerffel Trophy.
The Paul Hornung Award is presented to players who show versatility by playing multiple roles or positions on the team. It is named after Paul Hornung, who played for Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers. The award is given by the Louisville Sports Commission. Hornung was a native of Louisville and played multiple positions for Notre Dame, including halfback, safety, punter and returner. Hornung won the Heisman Trophy in 1956.
53 players have been named to the Hornung watchlist, including Trevor Etienne from Florida, Travis Hunter from Colorado, Trey Benson from Florida State and Emeka Egbuka from Ohio State.
No Clemson player has won the award since it was introduced in 2005. Jack Colletto from Oregon State won the award in 2022. Past winners include Christian McCaffrey from Stanford, Saquon Barkley from Penn State and Devonta Smith from Alabama.
Will Shipley represents Clemson Football on three different preseason watchlists
The Wuerffel Trophy is presented to players who best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. It is named after Danny Wuerffel, who won the Heisman Trophy when he played for Florida in 1996.
110 players have been named to the Wuerffel watchlist, including Jared Verse from Florida State, Kam Kinchens from Miami, Elijah Green from North Carolina, Dakereon Joyner from South Carolina and Garrett Shrader from Syracuse.
No Clemson player has won the award since it was introduced in 2005. Dillan Gibbons from Florida State won the award in 2022. Other recipients include Tim Tebow from Florida, Sam Acho from Texas and Matt Barkley from USC.