LeFevour Named Semifinalist for Maxwell Award

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan senior quarterback Dan LeFevour of Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2009 Maxwell Award.

The Maxwell Award is presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club to the national college player of the year.

The field of 16 semifinalists will be narrowed to three finalists Nov. 23. The Maxwell Award winner will be announced during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show Dec. 10. The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's annual awards dinner March 5 in Atlantic City.

Dan LeFevour has completed 176-of-257 passes (68.5 percent) for 1,848 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2009. He also has rushed for 548 yards and nine scores to help lead CMU to an overall record of 7-2, including 5-0 in the Mid-American Conference.

LeFevour ranks fifth in NCAA history with 14,098 career yards of total offense (11,315 passing, 2,783 rushing). He is the only player in NCAA history to pass for 11,000 yards and rush for 2,500 yards in a career.

LeFevour has accounted for 132 career touchdowns (90 passing, 41 rushing, one receiving), the most of any active player. He holds MAC career records for total offense, pass completions (1,029) and pass attempts (1,564) and ranks second in passing yards and touchdown passes.

LeFevour, who has 10 career 100-yard rushing games, has accounted for a touchdown either passing, rushing or receiving in 46 of his 48 career games played.

Central Michigan is back in action next Wednesday, Nov. 11 when it hosts Toledo at 8 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the contest live to a national audience.

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