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Russell Named to Maxwell Award Watch List
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Published: June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:21 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell is one of 60 players who have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski announced on Tuesday.

The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the Collegiate Football Player of the Year. Last year, quarterback Vince Young of Texas won the award.

Russell, who enters his junior season with the Tigers, is coming off a sophomore season that saw him post a 10-2 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback. A year ago, Russell led the Tigers to four fourth quarter comebacks or wins in overtime, including a 16-13 victory over No. 3 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

Russell, who was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club, completed 188 of 311 passes for 2,443 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season. He was also named SEC Offensive Player of the Week following LSU’s win over Vanderbilt.

For his career, Russell has compiled a 14-2 record as LSU’s starting quarterback and he’s thrown for 3,496 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Other top names on the Maxwell Award watch list include Chris Leak of Florida, Kenny Irons of Auburn, Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma, and Brady Quinn of Notre Dame.

2006 Maxwell Award Watch List

PLAYER

SCHOOL

POS.

CLASS

Ainge, Erik

Tennessee

QB

Jr.

Bomar, Rhett

Oklahoma

QB

Soph.

Booker, Lorenzo

Florida State

RB

Sr.

Booty, John David

Southern California

QB

Jr.

Breaston, Steve

Michigan

WR

Sr.

Brennan, Colt

Hawaii

QB

Jr.

Brohm, Brian

Louisville

QB

Jr.

Brown, Thomas

Georgia

RB

Jr.

Bush, Michael

Louisville

RB

Sr.

Charles, Jamaal

Texas

RB

Soph.

Cox, Brandon

Auburn

QB

Jr.

Darby, Ken

Alabama

RB

Sr.

Davis, James

Clemson

RB

Soph.

Ginn, Ted

Ohio State

WR/Ath

Jr.

Green-Ellis, BenJarvus

Ole Miss

RB

Jr.

Hamilton, Lynell

San Diego State

RB

Sr.

Harris, Clark

Rutgers

TE

Sr.

Hart, Michael

Michigan

RB

Jr.

Henne, Chad

Michigan

QB

Jr.

Hollenbach, Sam

Maryland

QB

Sr.

Irons, Kenny

Auburn

RB

Sr.

Jarrett, Dwayne

Southern California

WR

Jr.

Johnson, Calvin

Georgia Tech

WR

Jr.

Kolb, Kevin

Houston

QB

Sr.

Leak, Chris

Florida

QB

Sr.

Leonard, Brian

Rutgers

FB

Sr.

Little, Rafael

Kentucky

RB

Jr.

Lynch, Marshawn

California

RB

Jr.

McFadden, Darren

Arkansas

RB

Soph.

Meyer, Bret

Iowa State

QB

Jr.

Miller, Zach

Arizona State

TE

Jr.

Mitchell, Blake

South Carolina

QB

Jr.

Moss, Tyrone

Miami

RB

Sr.

Olsen, Greg

Miami

TE

Jr.

Olson, Ben

UCLA

QB

Soph.

Palko, Tyler

Pittsburgh

QB

Sr.

Palmer, Jordan

UTEP

QB

Sr.

Peterson, Adrian

Oklahoma

RB

Jr.

Pittman, Antonio

Ohio State

RB

Jr.

Quinn, Brady

Notre Dame

QB

Sr.

Rice, Sidney

South Carolina

WR

Soph.

Russell, JaMarcus

LSU

QB

Jr.

Samardzija, Jeff

Notre Dame

WR

Sr.

Slaton, Steve

West Virginia

RB

Soph.

Smith, Steve

Southern California

WR

Sr.

Smith, Troy

Ohio State

QB

Sr.

Stanton, Drew

Michigan State

QB

Sr.

Stocco, John

Wisconsin

QB

Sr.

Sutton, Tyrell

Northwestern

RB

Soph.

Tate, Drew

Iowa

QB

Sr.

Taylor, Zac

Nebraska

QB

Sr.

Thomas, Jamario

North Texas

RB

Jr.

Walker, Darius

Notre Dame

RB

Jr.

Weatherford, Drew

Florida State

QB

Soph.

White, Pat

West Virginia

QB

Soph.

Williams, Derek

Penn State

WR/Ath

Soph.

Wolfe, Garrett

Northern Illinois

RB

Sr.

Wright, Kyle

Miami

QB

Jr.

Young, Albert

Iowa

RB

Jr.

Zabransky, Jared

Boise State

QB

Sr.

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