June 13, 2006
Georgia Tech all-America wide receiver Calvin Johnson was named to the preseason watch list for the 70th Maxwell Award for Collegiate Player of the Year, presented by the Maxwell Football Club of Pennsylvania.
A first-team all-America as a sophomore, Johnson enters his third season as one of the nation’s premier offensive players. In his first two seasons on the Flats, the 6-4, 235-pounder has amassed 102 recpetions for 1,725 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Twelve semi-finalists for the Maxwell award will be announced in October 2005 and the field will be trimmed to three finalists in November 2005. The winner of the Maxwell Awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN in December 2006. The formal presentation of the Maxwell Award will take place at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Banquet in March 2007.
Johnson and the Yellow Jackets open the 2006 season by hosting Notre Dame Sept. 2 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field.