The Maxwell Football Club announced the final watch list additions for the 86 th Maxwell Award
presented to the Outstanding Player in college football, and the 28 th Chuck Bednarik Award which is
presented to the outstanding defensive player in college football. Players named were selected by the
MFC national selection committee and these players will be eligible for consideration as semifinalists
for each of these respective awards. Semifinalists will be announced on Monday Nov. 1 and voting
will commence on Nov. 2.

Maxwell Award Watch List Additions

Jahmyr Gibbs – Alabama – Junior – RB
DJ Uiagalelei – Clemson – Junior – QB
Todd Centeio – James Madison – Graduate – QBJalon Daniels – Kansas – Junior – QB
Adrian Martinez – Kansas State – Senior – QB
Drake Maye – North Carolina – Freshmen – QB
Marvin Harrison Jr. – Ohio State – Sophomore – WR
Bo Nix – Oregon – Senior – QB
Israel Abanikanda – Pittsburgh – Junior – RB
Garrett Shrader – Syracuse – Junior – QB
Max Duggan – TCU – Senior – QB
Michael Penix Jr. – Washington – Junior – QB
Austin Reed – Western Kentucky – Graduate – QB

Khalan Laborn – Marshall – Senior – RB

Jalin Hyatt – Tennessee – Junior – WR

Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List Additions

Drew Sanders – Arkansas – Junior – LB
Ivan Pace Jr. – Cincinnati – Senior – LB
Jared Verse – Florida State – Sophomore – DE
Christopher Smith – Georgia – Senior – DB
Jer’Zhan Newton – Illinois – Sophomore – DT
Devon Witherspoon – Illinois – Junior – DB
Jacoby Windmon – Michigan State – Senior – LB
Tommy Eichenberg – Ohio State – Senior – LB
Levi Bell – Texas State – Junior – DT
Daiyan Henley – Washington State- Senior – LB

Jason Henderson – Old Dominion – Sophomore – LB

Kool-Aid McKinstry – Alabama – Sophomore – CB

Tyler Davis – Clemson – Senior – DT

Mike Morris – Michigan – Senior – DE

John Torchio – Wisconsin – Senior – S

Please direct any questions about watch list additions to Mark Wolpert or Rich Cirminiello

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