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UCLA Football: DTR Named to Maxwell Award Watch List
The Maxwell Award honors the college football Player of the Year.
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Another UCLA Bruin besides Demetric Felton was named to a watch list today when junior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was named to the Maxwell Award watch list.
If there’s a football season, DTR will look to become the first Bruin to win the Maxwell Award since Gary Beban won it in 1967.
A UCLA press release, which discusses Thompson-Robinson being named to this watch list, details some of his accomplishments:
Thompson-Robinson ranked among the top 10 single-season performers in UCLA history with his 21 touchdown passes (10th), 2899 yards of total offense (10th) and 216 completions (9th) in the 2019 campaign. While leading the Bruins back from a 32-point deficit late in the third quarter at Washington State last season, he set a school record with 564 yards of total offense, which included 507 yards passing (third on the all-time school list).
The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, has been given to America’s College Football Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell’s contribution to the game of football were extensive, including time as a player, a sportswriter and an official.
The Maxwell Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Fourteen of the association’s 25 awards have announced their preseason watch lists over the past two weeks. The winner will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
The Maxwell Award watch list is the last NCFAA award watch list to be announced prior to the start of the season.