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Maxwell Football Club | July 14, 2017

Maxwell Award releases 2017 watch list

  Calvin Ridley (3) and Jalen Hurts (2) are two of four Alabama players on the preseason watch list.

The Maxwell Football Club announced its watch lists for the 81st annual Maxwell Award and the 23rd annual Chuck Bednarik Award on Monday.

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell's contributions to the game of football were extensive, including time as a player, sportswriter and official. 

EVERY PRESEASON 2017 WATCH LIST

The Maxwell Award watch list will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast. Returning Maxwell Award winner Lamar Jackson (Louisville) headlines the way for the 2017 watch list class. Alabama and Texas lead the pack with four and three Maxwell Award candidates, respectively, as the season approaches.

Jackson capped a brilliant season at Louisville by becoming the first player in school history to win the Maxwell Award. He returns for his junior season in 2017.

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