Bush, who enters the season as starter at running, is coming off his best season with the Cardinals. The 245-pounder from Louisville, Ky., rushed for 734 yards and seven touchdowns, guiding the the Cardinals to an 11-1 record and a win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Brohm takes over as the starter this season, after earning playing time as a true freshman. The Conference USA Freshman of the Year, Brohm threw for 819 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. He completed 67.3 percent of throws and tossed touchdown passes in five of 11 games.
Players selected to these initial watch lists have distinguished themselves as All Conference or All American selections from their respective universities in past years. Underclassmen are selected based on recommendations from the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee.
The Maxwell and Bednarik Award Watch Lists have been created as a reference to provide additional assistance to eligible voters and to the media when evaluating potential candidates for these awards. The watch lists are not intended to represent an all-inclusive listing of candidates for the collegiate awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order with the player's position, class and university noted.
Ten semi-finalists for each award will be announced in October 2005 and the field will be trimmed to three finalists in November 2005. The winners of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN in December 2005. The formal presentation of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will take place at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Banquet in February 2006.
Breaston, Steve Michigan Brohm, Brian Louisville Broussard, Alley LSU Brown, Thomas Georgia Bush, Michael Louisville Bush, Reggie USC Clemens, Kellen Oregon Cobbs, Patrick North Texas Croyle, Brodie Alabama Daniels, P. J. Georgia Tech Drew, Maurice UCLA Ginn, Ted Ohio State Gradkowski, Bruce Toledo Hackney, Darryl UAB Hart, Michael Michigan Henne, Chad Michigan Hodges, Cody Texas Tech Holmes, Santonio Ohio State Hunt, Tony Penn State Imoh, Mike Virginia Tech Jackson, Chad Florida Jacobs, Omar Bowling Green Jarrett, Dwayne USC Keller, Sam Arizona State Kolb, Kevin Houston Leak, Chris Florida Leinart, Matt USC Lundi, Wali Virginia Moss, Tyrone Miami Palko, Tyler Pitt Peterson, Adrian Oklahoma Pope, Leonard Georgia Quinn, Brady Notre Dame Rhodes, Damien Syracuse Riggs, Gerald Jr. Tennessee Robinson, Michael Penn State Russell, JaMarcus LSU Shockley, D.J. Georgia Smith, Steve USC Stanton, Drew Michigan State Tate, Drew Iowa Thomas, Jamario North Texas White, LenDale USC Whitehurst, Charlie Clemson Williams, DeAngelo Memphis Wolfe, Garrett Northern Illinois Wright, Kyle Miami Young, Vince Texas Zabransky, Jared Boise State