Kedon Slovis has his fair share of lofty expectations for the 2020 college football season. And with the amount of award watch lists and preseason accolades he’s bringing in, it’s starting to feel that everyone across the country agrees and shares those lofty goals for him this season.
Slovis was selected to the Maxwell Award watch list today, joining a cast of players from across the country on the prestigious award list.
The Maxwell Award is handed out to the nation’s best all-around player and is presented by the Maxwell Football Club each year since 1936. The award is voted on by sportscasters, sportswriters, the National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the members of the Maxwell Football Club.
It was most recently won by Joe Burrow, following his 2019 season that included just about every award possible.
Three former USC Trojans have won the award, the most recent being Marcus Allen following the 1981 season. Allen joined Charles White who won the award in 1979 and O.J. Simpson who won the award in 1968.
Announced by the Maxwell Award social media and director of college awards for the MFC Rich Cirminiello, Slovis’ place comes with seven other Pac-12 members and four fellow Pac-12 quarterbacks in Jayden Daniels (Arizona State), Davis Mills (Stanford), Jake Bentley (transfer from South Carolina to Utah) and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA). It’s also interesting to see K.J. Costello of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, formerly with Stanford, on the list as well.
Oregon’s duo of Penei Sewell and CJ Verdell as well as Washington State’s Max Borghi round out the rest of the conference’s selections.
The award will be narrowed down and eventually handed out at the Home Depot College Football Awards show later this year.