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Tyler Russell Added To Maxwell Award Watch List

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Russell is the first Bulldog quarterback named to the watch list in the 76-year history of the award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in America.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. - One of only three quarterbacks in the nation with at least 15 touchdowns and less than two interceptions, Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell was added to the Maxwell Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Wednesday. Russell is the first Bulldog quarterback named to the watch list in the 76-year history of the award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in America.

For the season, Russell is 122-of-203 (60.1 percent) for 1,573 yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception. The Meridian, Miss., native is one of the main reasons why MSU is ranked 11th in the BCS, is 7-0 for the second time in the 113-year history of the program and owns the third-longest winning streak in the country.

In three SEC games this season, Russell is 66-of-105 (62.8 percent) for 782 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. The signal caller is currently on pace to shatter mostly every single career and single-season passing record in school history.

The original Maxwell Award watch list in July consisted of 65 players, who were selected based on their performances during the 2011 season. As the 2012 season has progressed, the Club believed that additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced this Monday, Oct. 29, with the three finalists being announced Nov. 19. The winner of the 2012 Maxwell Award will be proclaimed as part of the ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 6. The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala in Atlantic City on March 1.

The watch list candidates were chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's selection committee, which evaluates past performance and future potential. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, along with collegiate sports information directors, head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards.

For more information on Russell and the Maroon and White, follow the team on Twitter at @MStateFB and like the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/MStateFB.


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