Sam Keller Named to 2005 Maxwell Watch List

June 22, 2005

Arizona State University student-athlete Sam Keller (Danville, Calif.) was named to the 2005 Watch List for the 69th Maxwell Award for Collegiate Player of the Year, Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced today. Candidates for this award were selected by the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee. Additions and subtractions to the lists, based on player performance, will be made through out the 2005 football season.

Keller , a junior quarterback, led the Sun Devils to victory in the 2004 Sun Bowl in his first career start. He was named the 2004 Sun Bowl MVP after recording career-bests in touchdowns (3), completions (25-of-45) andyards (370).

Players selected to this list have distinguished themselves as AllConference or All American selections from their respective universities in past years. Underclassmen are selected based on recommendationsfrom the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee.

Ten semi-finalists for the award will be announced in October 2005 andthe field will be trimmed to three finalists in November 2005. The winnersof the Maxwell Award will be announced at the Home Depot CollegeFootball Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN in December 2005.The formal presentation of the Maxwell Award will take place at theMaxwell Football Club Awards Banquet in February 2006.

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