On Tuesday, the Maxwell Football Club announced the official watch lists for the 80th annual Maxwell Award and the 22nd annual Chuck Bednarik Award which will be awarded following the 2016 college football season.
The Maxwell Award, one of the most prestigious awards in college football, has been delivered annually to the College Player of the Year since 1937.
This year’s watch list is headlined by returning 2015 finalists Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Watson is joined by Tigers teammates Wayne Gallman and Mike Williams on the list, giving Clemson the most players on the list from a single program with three. The Baylor Bears are also represented by three players on this year’s watch list.
Last year’s Maxwell winner was Alabama running back Derrick Henry, who also claimed the Heisman Trophy.
Who will bring home the award this year?
The full Maxwell Award watch list for the 2016 season can be seen below: