Four Gators named to Watch Lists

Four University of Florida football players were named to watch lists by the Maxwell Football Club on Monday. Percy Harvin, Emmanuel Moody and Tim Tebow were among those on the watch list for the 72nd Maxwell Award. Junior linebacker Brandon Spikes was named to the 14th Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik, a former University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Eagles great. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69' and the NFL Hall of Fame 67'.

Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Maxwell Award when he received the honor in 2007. Harvin is making a repeat appearance on the watch list in 2008 after being recognized last season.

Each list is comprised of sixty-five players who were selected based on their performance during the 2007 season.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced in early November and three finalists for each award will be announced November 25th. The winners of the 2008 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City on March 6, 2009.

The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's Selection Committee and the Maxwell Club reserves the right to make additions and subtractions to these lists as the 2008 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA Sports Information Directors, Head Coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for these awards.


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