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Three Local College Football Standouts Named To Maxwell Award Watch List

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Maxwell Award in college football is presented to the best all-around player in a given season

The Maxwell Football Club released their watch list on Monday for which players heading into the 2019 season are being considered for the prestigious award.

Three local players from the state of Utah appeared on the list.  One from BYU, Utah, and Utah State respectively.

Here are the three players that were on the watch list.

Jordan Love, Quarterback, Utah State

Love led Utah State to a national ranking and an 11-2 season a year ago.  The Bakersfield, California native returns as one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football this season.  Love threw for over 300 passing yards in seven of Utah State’s 13 games in 2018.

Zack Moss, Running Back, Utah

Not declaring for the NFL Draft, Moss returns to Utah knocking on the door of becoming the Utes all-time leading rusher in school history.  Moss just needs 572 more yards to pass Eddie Johnson’s mark of 3,219 career rushing yards to become the school’s all-time leader.  Sidelined by a strange lower extremity injury while getting into bed last November, Moss is healthy and ready to lead a talented running back unit for the Utes.

Zach Wilson, Quarterback, BYU

Sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson took over as BYU’s starting quarterback midway through the 2018 season and ended up starting in seven games last year.  In Wilson’s seven starts, Wilson had 1,578 passing yards and a 4-1 touchdown to interception ratio.  Wilson’s highlight performance was a perfect outing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Western Michigan where he was 18-of-18 in the win.

The full list of watch list players from the Maxwell Football Club can be found here.  The Maxwell Award is presented to the winner in December at the College Football Awards in Orlando, Florida.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.