Gerhart One of 16 Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award
Nov. 4, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski today announced the 2009 semifinalists for the 73rd Maxwell Award which is presented to the outstanding player in college football and Stanford's Toby Gerhart has been included among 16 semifinalists for this prestigious award.
Gerhart continues to lead the Pac-10 and ranks seventh nationally in rushing, averaging 124.2 yards per game. The senior from Norco, Calif. has gone over the 100-yard mark in six of Stanford's eight games this season, including a career best 200-yard effort against Washington.
Having rushed for 994 yards in eight games this season, Gerhart needs just 142 more yards to equal his own single-season rushing record of 1,136 yards, which he set last season. He also needs just six more yards to become just the second player in Stanford history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Gerhart currently ranks third on Stanford's all-time career rushing list with 2,645 yards and needs 295 more yards to tie Brad Muster (1984-87) for second place.
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.
The three finalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on 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.