Manziel, Evans named Maxwell semifinalists
Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 00:10
Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2013 semifinalists for the 77th Maxwell Award on Tuesday morning. The annual award is given to the collegiate player of the year, and the Texas A&M sophomore duo of quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans appeared on the list.
A&M joins Big 12 leader Baylor and Pac-12 contender Oregon State as the only programs with two athletes on the 16-member roster.
Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Manziel finished as one of the Maxwell Award’s finalists last season, eventually losing the honor to Notre Dame linebacker and second-place Heisman athlete, Manti Te’o.
The Maxwell Award has a representative from each of the country’s five major conferences. Only Manziel and Alabama senior quarterback A.J. McCarron are repeat semifinalists.