Sudfeld is one of 12 Big Ten players to earn a spot on the list.
As a junior, he completed 101-of-167 pass attempts for 1151 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. Sudfeld's season ended prematurely last year after suffering a separated shoulder injury in game six of the regular season at Iowa last October.
Sudfeld and the Hoosiers open the 2015 season at home vs. Southern Illinois on Sept. 5, with kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m.
Here is the full release, via IU athletics:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld earned a spot on the watch list for the 79th annual Maxwell Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Tuesday.
The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell's contributions to the game of football were extensive, including time as a player, a sportswriter and an official.
Sudfeld ranks second in program history in completion percentage (60.6), tied for second in 300-yard passing games (four), fifth in passing touchdowns (34), eighth in passing yardage (4,306) and completions (346), ninth in attempts (571) and 10th in total offense (4,377) in just 25 career games (14 starts).The Modesto, Calif., native passed for 1,151 yards on 101-of-167 (60.5 percent) with six TDs, three picks and a 126.6 pass efficiency rating before he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the second quarter of game six at Iowa last season.
The Maxwell Football Club is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 22 awards boast over 700 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more.
Beginning in 2015, The Home Depot College Football Awards will have a new home at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in downtown Atlanta. Airing live on ESPN on December 10, 2015, college football's brightest stars will be honored for their performance on and off the field.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced November 2, 2015, while the three finalists will be unveiled November 23, 2015. The winner of the 2015 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on March 11, 2016.