Pac-12 on Maxwell, Bednarik watch lists
Former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck won the 2011 Maxwell Award, which goes to the best player in college football. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995.
There are 14 Pac-12 players on the Maxwell list and nine on the Bednarik.
From the release:
Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced October 29, and the three finalists for each award will be unveiled November 19. The winners of the 2011 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on December 6. 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 1, 2013.
The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's selection committee, evaluating past performance and future potential. The Club reserves the right to make additions and deletions to these lists as the 2012 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards.
You can see the complete watch lists here.
Here are the Pac-12 players on the Maxwell list.
Cameron Marshall, RB, Arizona State
Keenan Allen, WR, California
Isi Sofele, RB, California
Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
De'Anthony Thomas, WR/RB, Oregon
Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Robert Woods, WR, USC
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Curtis McNeal, RB, USC
John White IV, RB, Utah
Keith Price, QB, Washington
Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
And the Bednarik.
John Boyett, S, Oregon
Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Dion Bailey, LB, USC
T.J. McDonald, S, USC
Nickell Robey, CB, USC
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Final 13 Arizona State 35 11 Arizona 42 Final Stanford 31 8 UCLA 10