Maxwell Football Club Expands Watch Lists

Maxwell Football Club Expands Watch Lists:
Press Release: Oct. 24, 2012

To see the original watch list for both awards (as released on July 9, 2012), click HERE!

The Maxwell Football Club today announced the expansion of its 2012 Watch Lists for both the 76th Maxwell Award and the 18th Chuck Bednarik Award.

The original lists were comprised of 65 players, who were selected based on their performances during the 2011 season. As the 2012 season has progressed, the Club believes that additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play.

Maxwell Award – Watch List Additions

[Name – School – Position – Class]

Ka’Deem Carey – Arizona – RB – Soph
Jadeveon Clowney – South Carolina – DE – Soph
Jarvis Jones – Georgia – LB – Jr
Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M – QB – Fr
Tyler Russell – Miss. State – QB – Jr
Will Sutton – Arizona State – DT – Sr
Manti Te’o – Notre Dame – LB – Sr

Chuck Bednarik Award – Watch List Additions

[Name – School – Position – Class]

Scott Crichton – Oregon State – DL – Soph
Matt Elam – Florida – DB – Jr
Kevin Minter – LSU – LB – Jr
Mike Taylor – Wisconsin – LB – Sr

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69′ and the NFL Hall of Fame 67′.

Andrew Luck of Stanford University was the recipient of the 75th Maxwell Award and Tyrann Mathieu from LSU was awarded the 17th Chuck Bednarik Award for their outstanding performances during the 2011 season. Luck is the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and Mathieu is not participating in football this season.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced on October 29th and three finalists for each award will be announced November 19th. The winners of the 2012 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 6th. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City on March 1, 2013.

The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club’s Selection Committee and the Maxwell Club reserves the right to make additions and subtractions to these lists as the 2012 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA Sports Information Directors, Head Coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for these awards.

The Maxwell Club and its awards are members 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. For more information, visit the association’s official website,

2 thoughts on “Maxwell Football Club Expands Watch Lists

  1. Great honor for Johnny Manziel to be included on that list; however, I can’t see him winning the award as freshman. I’m sure the voters will look at it as if he has future opportunities to secure the award and therefore, will vote someone else as #1 on the ballot.

    • You are prob correct. Freshmen rarely take home the hardware, even if they are most deserving. However, making the list now is step one to actually winning the award during the later years of your college career. So, from that angle, you are right, its a great honor for him to get included.

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