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Maxwell Award adds 14 to watch list

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With multiple teams at the one-third pole of the 2012 season — where the hell has the year gone already? — it’s that time of a campaign where various awards watch lists tweak its preseason groupings to reflect “unexpected” standout performances in the early going.

The latest to do this is the prestigious Maxwell Award, which on Thursday announced the addition of 14 players to what had been a 64-player preseason watch list.  Nine of those additions play the quarterback position, while the other five were running backs.

Class-wise, the Maxwell 14 is made up of five seniors, four juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen — Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and UCLA QB Brett Hundley.

The Big 12 had three players added to the list, while the Pac-12 and SEC each had two apiece.  Those latter two conferences also pace the total number of players named with 16 and 15, respectively.  The Big 12 is next with 14.

For the complete preseason watch list, click HERE.  For the complete list of new additions, look below:

David Ash Texas QB Soph
Kolton Browning Louisiana-Monroe QB JR
Colby Cameron Louisiana Tech QB SR
Seth Doege Texas Tech QB SR
Brett Hundley UCLA QB FR
Nick Florence Baylor QB SR
Mike Gillislee Florida RB SR
Kenny Hilliard LSU RB Soph
Jawan Jamison Rutgers RB Soph
Stefphon Jefferson Nevada RB JR
Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois QB JR
Marcus Mariota Oregon QB FR
Taylor Martinez Nebraska QB JR
Chris Thompson Florida State RB SR

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6 Responses to “Maxwell Award adds 14 to watch list”
  1. rsmeans says: Sep 28, 2012 8:26 AM

    The Maxwell award is pure crap. It has never given SEC candidates a chance.

  2. steeler1nation says: Sep 28, 2012 10:49 AM

    how is Braxton Miller (QB – OSU) not on here?!!!
    what a sham!

  3. John Taylor says: Sep 28, 2012 11:14 AM

    Miller was on the original preseason watch list: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/09/matt-barkley-usc-headline-maxwell-award-watch-list/

  4. fflsean says: Sep 28, 2012 11:19 AM

    The SEC has won 3 out of the last 5 Maxwell awards.

  5. truefootballinsight says: Sep 28, 2012 4:20 PM

    Miller isn’t on there because he has not played any serious defense.

  6. unclemoobaa1911 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:34 PM

    Is it just me or does it seem like Taylor Martinez has been QB at Nebraska for like 7 years!

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