Ryan Broyles and Landry Jones were both named today to the Maxwell Award watch list while Travis Lewis was also named to the Bednarik Award watch list. The Maxwell Award is presented to the top player in college football while the Bednarik is presented to the top defensive player.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced October 31st and the three finalists for each award will be unveiled November 21st. The winners of the 2011 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on December 8th. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City on March 2nd 2012.