Simon Makes Comeback Player of the Year Award Watch List

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU tight end Joshua Simon has been named to the Comeback Player of the Year Award watch list, as announced by College Sports Communicators in associate with The Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl Organization.

The award recognizes college football student-athletes from all divisions of college football for overcoming injury, illness, or other circumstances.

Simon suffered a season-ending knee injury in WKU’s 2021 season opener against UT Martin. Before going down, Simon caught three passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns in that game. The Hilltoppers would go on to win 59-21. So far this season, Simon has caught nine passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

At the conclusion of each season, in a vote by a panel of writers, editors, and sports information directors, three college football student-athletes will be honored as Comeback Player of the Year Award winners at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.

The full list of candidates for the Comeback Player of the Year Award can be viewed here.