Revving Up
Geno Smith
Geno Smith
Posted Aug 17, 2011

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and receiver Tavon Austin are included on the inaugural Pony Express Award Watch List, which formally launched today.

Smith and Austin are one of just two Big East groups on the watch list, which include two- and three-player groupings from across the nation. The Award will be bestowed on the combination whose work ethic, desire, on- and off-field leadership and playmaking ability best fuel their team.

Tavon Austin
Austin and Smith are expected to form a pitch and catch duo that will immediately thrive in head coach Dana Holgorsen's uptempo offense.

Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver Mark Harrison and tight end D.C. Jefferson make up the other Big East representatives. (JR)

A total of 50 player groups are included on the Watch List for the inaugural Award. The award, begun by SMU’s Pony Express backfield of Craig James and Eric Dickerson, will be voted on by a blue ribbon panel of experts that will form the award’s board of directors. The award will be announced at the conclusion of the 2011 regular season.

Related Stories
Austin, Smith on Big East Awards List
 -by  Sep 5, 2011
Three on Big East List
 -by  Sep 19, 2011
Three on Big East List
 -by  Sep 19, 2011

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
WR Tavon Austin (profile)
QB Geno Smith (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Miramar HS > Alumni
Football > Paul Laurence Dunbar HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]