Locker On Maxwell Award Watch List

July 31, 2008

Washington quarterback Jake Locker is one 12 from the Pac-10 Conference named to the preaseason watch list for the Maxwell 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 list is comprised of sixty-five players who were selected based on their performance during the 2007 season.

Last season, Locker was named the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year after setting a record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 986. The Ferndale, Wash., native also threw for 2,062 yards.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced in early November and three finalists for each award will be announced November 25th. The winners of the 2008 Maxwell Awards will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City on March 6, 2009.

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 2008 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.

2008 Maxwell Award Watch List:
Travis Beckum, Wisconsin, TE, Sr.
Arrelious Benn, Illinois, WR, So.
Todd Boeckman, Ohio State, QB, Sr.
Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, QB, So.
Kenny Britt, Rutgers, WR, Jr.
Demetrius Byrd, LSU, WR, Sr.
Hunter Cantwell, Louisville, QB, Sr.
Rudy Carpenter, Arizona State, QB, Sr.
Greg Carr, Florida State, WR, Sr.
Jimmy Claussen, Notre Dame, QB, So.
Chase Coffman, Missouri, TE, Sr.
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, WR, So.
Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee, QB, Jr.
Chase Daniel, Missouri, QB, Sr.
James Davis, Clemson, RB, Sr.
Nate Davis, Ball State, QB, Jr.
Noel Devine, West Virginia, RB, So.
Jarett Dillard, Rice, WR, Sr.
Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss, RB, Jr.
Adrian Foster, Tennessee, RB, Sr.
Brandon Gibson, Washington State, WR, Sr.
Mike Goodson, Texas A&M, RB, Jr.
Jermine Gresham, Oklahoma, TE, Jr.
Matt Grothe, USF, QB, Jr.
Max Hall, BYU, QB, Jr.
Cullen harper, Clemson, QB, Sr.
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, QB, Sr.
Percy Harvin, Florida, WR, Jr.
Keegan Herring, Arizona State, RB, Sr.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland, WR, Jr.
P. J. Hill, Wisconsin, RB, Jr.
Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State, QB, Sr.
Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma, WR, Sr.
Javarris James, Miami, RB, Jr.
Eugene Jarvis, Kent State, RB, Jr.
Ian Johnson, Boise State, RB, Sr.
Stafon Johnson, USC, RB, Jr.
Aaron Kelly, Clemson, WR, Sr.
Derek Kinder, Pitt, WR, Sr.
Jorvorskie Lane, Texas A&M, RB, Sr.
Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, QB, Jr.
Jake Locker, Washington, QB, So.
Marlon Lucky, Nebraska, RB, Sr.
Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR, So.
Colt McCoy, Texas, QB, Jr.
LeSean McCoy, Pitt, RB, So.
Kenny McKinley, South Carolina, WR, Sr.
Joe McKnight, USC, RB, So.
Emmanuel Moody, Florida, RB, So.
Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, RB, So.
DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma, RB, So.
Curtis Painter, Purdue, QB, Sr.
Todd Reesing, Kansas, QB, Jr.
Javon Ringer, Michigan State, RB, Sr.
Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State, QB, Jr.
Brian Robiskie, Ohio State, WR, Sr.
Mark Sanchez, USC, QB, Jr.
Antone Smith, Florida State, RB, Sr.
C.J. Spiller, Clemson, RB, Jr.
Matthew Stafford, Georgia, QB, Jr.
Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State, WR, Sr.
Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern, RB, Sr.
Ben Tate, Auburn, RB, Jr.
Tim Tebow, Florida, QB, Jr.
Mike Thomas, Arizona, WR, Sr.
Willie Tuitama, Arizona, QB, Sr.
Patrick Turner, USC, WR, Sr.
Tiquan Underwood, Rutgers, WR, Sr.
Drew Weatherford, Florida State, QB, Sr.
Chris (Beanie) Wells, Ohio State, RB, Jr.
Pat White, West Virginia, QB, Sr.
Jaison Williams, Oregon, WR, Sr.
Keiland Williams, LSU, RB, Jr.
Derrick Williams, Penn State, WR, Sr.
John Parker Wilson, Alabama, QB, Sr.

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