Moreno a Semifinalist for the Maxwell Award.

ATHENS - Georgia redshirt sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, according to an announcement from Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski.

The Maxwell Award is given to the collegiate player of the year each season. Moreno is one of only two players from the Southeastern Conference to be named as one of the 15 semifinalists for the award.

Moreno, a 5-11, 208-pound native of Belford, N.J., is second in the SEC with an average of 130.8 all-purpose yards a game and is third in the league in rushing (110.0 yards/game). He has scored 12 touchdowns for the 14th-ranked Bulldogs this season and is averaging 6.0 yards per carry.

Moreno is 10 yards shy of becoming only the second player in school history to have consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards (Herschel Walker, 1980-82). He is No. 7 on Georgia¹s all-time list with 2,324 yards during his two seasons.

The announcement of the winner of the Maxwell Award will be made during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday Dec. 11. Three finalists for the award will be in attendance for the ESPN broadcast. The formal presentation of this award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club¹s Awards Dinner, to be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Harrah¹s Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, N.J.

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