Following a terrific 2011 season, Cameron Marshall was named to the 2012 Maxwell Award watch list on Monday morning, one of 64 players nationally to be included, 30 of whom are fellow running backs. Joining Marshall were 13 other players from Pac-12 schools, including four from USC.
The Maxwell Award has been given to "America's outstanding collegiate football player" each year since 1937 by the Maxwell Football Club. The list of contenders will be trimmed to the semifinalists on October 29th, with the three finalists announced on November 19th. The winner will be revealed on the Home Depot Awards show on December 9th.
Last season, Marshall became the first Sun Devil to top 1,000 yards rushing in a season since 2006 with 1,050, and he tied the single-season school record with 18 rushing touchdowns. In the process, he earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors.