The voting for the Maxwell/Bednarik Semi-Finalists ended yesterday, and the Maxwell Football Club released the 3 Finalists today for Offensive Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year. The winners will be announced December 8th, on the Home Depot College Football Awards.
- Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB, Senior
- Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB, Senior
- Trent Richardson, Alabama, RB, Junior
These 3 out of the 16 Semi-Finalists are extremely qualified to be named the Finalists. Andrew Luck has thrown 31 touchdowns, and has completed over 70% of his passes. Kellen Moore has thrown for 35 touchdowns this season, and he is the most winningest QB in FBS history. Trent Richardson has led the Crimson Tide offense, rushing for 1,380 yards 20 touchdowns.
Semi-Finalists That Missed The Cut:
- Case Keenum, Houston, QB, Senior
- Robert Griffin, III, Baylor, QB, Junior
- Matt Barkley, USC, QB, Junior
- Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, QB, Senior
- LaMichael James, Oregon, RB, Junior
- Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR, Junior
- Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, LB, Junior
- Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, CB, Sophomore
- Devon Still, Penn State, DT, Senior
Hightower has been the leader of the Alabama defense with his 70 total tackles and his impressive 8.5 tackles for loss. Tyronn Mathieu is the leader for the LSU defense, with 2 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. Devon Still is the big lineman for Penn State and he has been able to rack up 16.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.
Bednarik Semi-Finalists That Missed The Cut:
- Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, DL, Junior
- Luke Kuechly, Boston College, LB, Junior
- Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB, Junior
- Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, LB, Senior
If you want to vote for these Finalists, you can join the Maxwell Football Club and get your very own ballot for these prestigious awards!
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