Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club
Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2009 Finalists for the 73rd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year, and the 15th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The respective lists include a field of three candidates for each of these awards as determined by the Semifinalist voting process which ended on November 22nd.
The three finalists for the 73rd Maxwell Award are listed below in alphabetical order with the player's school, position and class noted:
Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB, Sophomore
Colt McCoy, Texas, QB, Senior
Tim Tebow, Florida, QB, Senior
Finalists for the 15th Chuck Bednarik Award are listed below in alphabetical order with player's school, position and class noted:
Terrence Cody, Alabama, DL, Senior
Brandon Spikes, Florida, LB, Senior
Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DL, Senior
Finalist voting for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will commence on Tuesday November 23, 2009 and close at noon eastern time on Sunday December 6, 2009. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media.
The announcement of the winners of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be made during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday December 10, 2009. The three finalists for each award will be in attendance for the ESPN broadcast. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's Awards Dinner, to be held on Friday March 5, 2010 at the Harrah's Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
All questions or concerning these Semifinalist Lists or the awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club can be directed to Mr. Mark Wolpert (Maxwell Football Club Executive Director) email@example.com, or to Mr. Richard Cirminiello firstname.lastname@example.org (Director of Collegiate Awards).
The Maxwell and Chuck Bednarik Awards are members of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, ncfaa.org.