Aug. 9, 2010
Forty-five FBS schools, from 10 conferences, are represented on the 2010 Maxwell Award list.
Allen (618) and Nesbitt (1,037) teamed with former running back Jonathan Dwyer in 2009 to become the most prolific rushing trio in Georgia Tech history, combining for 3,050 yards. Nesbitt, who is also on the Manning and O’Brien Award watch list, passed for 1,701 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2009.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the most outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell.
Colt McCoy of the University of Texas was the recipient of the 73rd Maxwell Award for his outstanding performance during the 2009 season.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on November 8th and three finalists will be announced November 22nd.
The winner of the 2010 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 9, 2010. 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 4, 2011.
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 the list as the 2010 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.