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 Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State