Gerhart Included on Watch List for Maxwell Award
Aug. 14, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski today announced the 2009 Watch List for the 73rd Maxwell Award which is presented to the outstanding player in college football and Stanford's Toby Gerhart has been included among 55 preseason candidates for this prestigious award.
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 Maxwell Football Club, founded in 1935, is based in Philadelphia, PA and is the oldest football club in the United States.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on November 4th and three finalists for each award will be announced November 23rd. The winner of the 2009 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 10, 2009. 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 5, 2010.
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 2009 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.
Gerhart earned second team All-Pac-10 honors last season after establishing a single-season school record by rushing for 1,136 yards in 12 games. He averaged 5.4 yards on 210 rushing attempts and finished third among all Pac-10 rushers with a 94.7 yard per game average. He powered a Stanford running game that ranked second in the Pac-10 and 19th nationally with a 199.6 per game average. He also scored 15 rushing touchdowns and recorded a conference-best eight, 100-yard game. Stanford's team rushing total of 2,395 was the second-best mark in school history.
Stanford practiced today for the first time in full pads...after practicing for the last five days at Palo Alto High School, Stanford will move back to Elliott Field on campus for the duration of camp...the Cardinal will practice tomorrow morning from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and will hold its first two-a-day workouts on Sunday...the first session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then the team will reassemble for its second workout beginning at 6:30 p.m....redshirt freshman Andrew Luck was impressive in 7-on-7 and first down drills, completing a 50-yard pass to sophomore Chris Owusu...Harold Bernard, Shane Skov and Ryan Ballenger each had interceptions...former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Bono, Billy Garrett, the son of legendary Stanford quarterback Bobby Garrett dropped in on practice this week.