You can officially add one more postseason honor to the countless individual awards handed out every year in college football.
The inaugural Johnny Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award will be given to, you guessed it, the best return specialist in the sport. The four finalists for this year’s award are former Arkansas receiver Joe Adams, North Carolina’s T.J. Thorpe, Dustin Harris from Texas A&M and LSU’s Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu.
The award is named after 1972 Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska. The winner will be announced Thursday and be presented with the award during a banquet in Omaha, Neb., on April 12.
And, as a reminder, here’s a video of Adams’ punt return against Tennessee mashed with the sweet symphony of the “Benny Hill” theme song.
(It’s not that we’re giving Adams preferential exposure over the other equally deserving candidates. It’s just that in my limited YouTube search, Adams’ return was the only one that featured the “Benny Hill” theme. So, yeah. We’re going with that.)