The Maxwell Football Club has announced that Harold Landry is on its annual pre-season watch lists for both the 81st Maxwell Award and the 23rd Chuck Bednarik Award.
The Maxwell Award is named for Robert “Tiny” Maxwell, a 20th century University of Chicago and Swarthmore College player and later an official and sportswriter. The award is given to college football’s best all-around player, as judged by a selected group of sportswriters/sportscasters and college coaches. Its recipients include such esteemed names as Tennessee’s Peyton Manning, former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, and in more recent years Alabama running back Derrick Henry, and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. In some years, the award has been criticized as a “lifetime achievement award,” such as when it was given to Alabama’s AJ McCarron. But with that said, Landry is in excellent company and it is a huge honor to be considered for it.
The Chuck Bednarik award is named for the last two-way player to ever play in the NFL who played at the University of Pennsylvania. Presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the best defensive player in the country. Prior winners include Ndamukong Suh and Charles Woodson.
The awards will be presented to their winners on December 7th, 2017 at the College Football Awards Show. Semifinalists and finalists will be announced on October 30th and November 20th respectively.
Congratulations to Harold!