The Maxwell Football Club (MFC) today announced the watch lists for the 74th annual Maxwell Award and 16th annual Chuck Bednarik Award.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Fame.
Nine Pac-10 players are on the 45-man Bednarik Award watch list:
Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
Jurrell Casey,DT, USC
Mason Foster, LB, Washington
Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon
Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
Mike Mohamed, LB, California
Nine Pac-10 players made the 45-man Maxwell Award watch list:
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Allen Bradford, RB, USC
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Jake Locker, QB, Washington
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State
James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State
Shane Vereen, RB, California
Semifinalists for the awards will be announced on Nov. 8, and three finalists for each award will be announced Nov. 22. The winners will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show which will be held on Dec. 9.