Maxwell Watch List candidates named
Eight 2010 national semifinalists return for the 2011 campaign
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Maxwell Football Club announced its watch list for the 75th annual Maxwell Award, given to America’s outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell.
The watch list incorporates a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast. Returning Maxwell Award semifinalists from 2010 include Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles, Baylor QB Robert Griffin, Oregon RB LaMichael James, Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez, Boise State QB Kellen Moore and Michigan QB Denard Robinson.
The 2010 Maxwell Award winner, QB Cam Newton of Auburn left school early following his junior season. Newton was selected No. 1 overall in the National Football League Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 31 and the three finalists for the award will be unveiled Nov. 21. The winner of the 2011 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 8. The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City on March 2.
The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's selection committee, evaluating past performance and future potential. Additions and deletions to these lists will happen as the 2011 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the award.
The Maxwell Award is part of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients.
|Edwin Baker||RB||Michigan State||Landry Jones||QB||Oklahoma|
|Montee Ball||RB||Wisconsin||Case Keenum||QB||Houston|
|Vick Ballard||RB||Mississippi State||Marcus Lattimore||RB||South Carolina|
|Matt Barkley||QB||USC||Ryan Lindley||QB||San Diego State|
|Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma State||Zach Line||RB||SMU|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Tennessee||Andrew Luck||QB||Stanford|
|Ryan Broyles||WR||Oklahoma||E.J. Manuel||QB||Florida State|
|Greg Childs||QB||Arkansas||Doug Martin||RB||Boise State|
|Marcus Coker||RB||Iowa||Taylor Martinez||QB||Nebraska|
|Zach Collaros||QB||Cincinnati||Bryant Moniz||QB||Hawaii|
|Kirk Cousins||QB||Michigan State||Kellen Moore||QB||Boise State|
|Juron Criner||WR||Arizona||Aaron Murray||QB||Georgia|
|Dayne Crist||QB||Notre Dame||Danny O'Brien||QB||Maryland|
|Dominique Davis||QB||East Carolina||Isaiah Pead||RB||Cincinnati|
|Knile Davis||RB||Arkansas||Dan Persa||QB||Northwestern|
|Michael Dyer||RB||Auburn||Chris Polk||RB||Washington|
|Andre Ellington||RB||Clemson||Tauren Poole||RB||Tennessee|
|Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||Bobby Rainey||RB||Western Kentucky|
|Nick Foles||QB||Arizona||Trent Richardson||RB||Alabama|
|Johnathan Franklin||RB||UCLA||Denard Robinson||QB||Michigan|
|Jeff Fuller||WR||Texas A&M||Nathan Scheelhaase||QB||Illinois|
|Stephen Garcia||QB||South Carolina||Geno Smith||QB||West Virginia|
|Mike Glennon||QB||NC State||Rodney Stewart||RB||Colorado|
|Ray Graham||RB||Pittsburgh||Ryan Tannehill||QB||Texas A&M|
|Cyrus Gray||RB||Texas A&M||Stepfan Taylor||RB||Stanford|
|Robert Griffin||QB||Baylor||Darron Thomas||QB||Oregon|
|Chandler Harnish||QB||Northern Illinois||Brandon Weeden||QB||Oklahoma State|
|Montel Harris||RB||Boston College||Ed Wesley||RB||TCU|
|Jared Hassin||RB||Army||James White||RB||Wisconsin|
|Ronnie Hillman||RB||San Diego State||David Wilson||RB||Virginia Tech|
|LaMichael James||RB||Oregon||Russell Wilson||QB||Wisconsin|
|Alshon Jeffery||WR||South Carolina||Tyler Wilson||QB||Arkansas|
|Damaris Johnson||WR||Tulsa||Robert Woods||WR||USC|