Maxwell Award Watch List 2014

In addition to the Maxwell Club releasing the Bednarik Award List, the Maxwell Award (given to the college player of the year) has also been released.  Many of the country’s top offensive players are included on the list.

Unsurprisingly, Jameis Winston tops the list as a likely finalist, and possible winner.

He is the only returning Maxwell finalist from last year’s awards. Other noteable players on the list include Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty.

Last year Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron won the award. Since 1937 Penn State and Notre Dame are tied for the most Maxwell Award winners with seven each. Ohio State, Texas and Navy each have four.

A look at the full 2014 Maxwell watch list is below.

 2014 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List

Name

School

Position

Class

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska

Running Back

Senior

Nelson Agholor

USC

Wide Receiver

Junior

Jay Ajayi

Boise State

Running Back

Junior

Javorius Allen

USC

Running Back

Junior

Dres Anderson

Utah

Wide Receiver

Senior

Anthony Boone

Duke

Quarterback

Senior

Tyler Boyd

Pitt

Wide Receiver

Sophomore

Jacoby Brissett

North Carolina State

Quarterback

Junior

Malcolm Brown

Texas

Running Back

Senior

Shane Carden

East Carolina

Quarterback

Senior

Rakeem Cato

Marshall

Quarterback

Senior

Sammie Coates

Auburn

Wide Receiver

Junior

Jacob Coker

Alabama

Quarterback

Junior

Stacy Coley

Miami

Wide Receiver

Sophomore

Alex Collins

Arkansas

Running Back

Sophomore

James Conner

Pitt

Running Back

Sophomore

Connor Cook

Michigan State

Quarterback

Junior

Amari Cooper

Alabama

Wide Receiver

Junior

Jamison Crowder

Duke

Wide Receiver

Senior

Mike Davis

South Carolina

Running Back

Junior

DeVante Davis

UNLV

Wide Receiver

Senior

Stefon Diggs

Maryland

Wide Receiver

Junior

Jeff Driskel

Florida

Quarterback

Junior

Cody Fajardo

Nevada

Quarterback

Senior

D.J. Foster

Arizona State

Running Back

Junior

Devin Funchess

Michigan

Wide Receiver

Junior

Devin Gardner

Michigan

Quarterback

Senior

Jared Goff

Cal

Quarterback

Sophomore

Everett Golson

Notre Dame

Quarterback

Junior

Antwan Goodley

Baylor

Wide Receiver

Senior

Melvin Gordon

Wisconsin

Running Back

Junior

Johnathan Gray

Texas

Running Back

Junior

Deontay Greenberry

Houston

Wide Receiver

Junior

Rashad Greene

Florida State

Wide Receiver

Senior

Todd Gurley

Georgia

Running Back

Junior

Christian Hackenberg

Penn State

Quarterback

Sophomore

Justin Hardy

East Carolina

Wide Receiver

Senior

Taylor Heinicke

Old Dominion

Quarterback

Senior

Derrick Henry

Alabama

Running Back

Sophomore

Austin Hil

Arizona

Wide Receiver

Senior

Taysom Hill

BYU

Quarterback

Junior

Kevin Hogan

Stanford

Quarterback

Junior

Brett Hundley

UCLA

Quarterback

Junior

Matt Johnson

Bowling Green

Quarterback

Junior

Duke Johnson

Miami

Running Back

Junior

Chuckie Keeton

Utah State

Quarterback

Senior

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

Quarterback

Senior

Cody Kessler

USC

Quarterback

Junior

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma

Quarterback

Sophomore

Jeremy Langford

Michigan State

Running Back

Senior

Shock Linwood

Baylor

Running Back

Sophomore

Tyler Lockett

Kansas State

Wide Receiver

Senior

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

Quarterback

Senior

Raymond Maples

Army

Running Back

Senior

Marcus Mariota

Oregon

Quarterback

Junior

Venric Mark

Northwestern

Running Back

Senior

Byron Marshall

Oregon

Running Back

Junior

Nick Marshall

Auburn

Quarterback

Senior

Braxton Miller

Ohio State

Quarterback

Senior

Ty Montgomery

Stanford

Wide Receiver

Senior

John O’Korn

Houston

Quarterback

Sophomore

DeVante Parker

Louisville

Wide Receiver

Senior

Bryce Petty

Baylor

Quarterback

Senior

Dak Prescott

Mississippi State

Quarterback

Sophomore

Keenan Reynolds

Navy

Quarterback

Junior

Jaelen Strong

Arizona State

Wide Receiver

Junior

Thomas Tyner

Oregon

Running Back

Sophomore

P.J. Walker

Temple

Quarterback

Sophomore

Dr. Bo Wallace

Ole Miss

Quarterback

Senior

Jake Waters

Kansas State

Quarterback

Senior

Davis Webb

Texas Tech

Quarterback

Sophomore

Jonathan Williams

Arkansas

Running Back

Sophomore

Karlos Williams

Florida State

Running Back

Senior

Jamaal Williams

BYU

Running Back

Junior

Jameis Winston

Florida State

Quarterback

Sophomore

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama

Running Back

Junior