You can argue that the Maxwell Award is the most popular college football award behind only the Heisman Trophy. It is awarded to the College Player of the Year and has been presented to some of the best who have ever played.
Herschel Walker, Barry Sanders and Peyton Manning are just some of the great players to win the award. Notre Dame's Manti Te'o won it last year.
The list for this year's candidates was released by the Maxwell Football Club, and it includes nearly every top player in the country. It also nominates six defensive players, and for the first time in the award's history, three offensive linemen were named to the watch list.
The Maxwell Award has quickly become popular with the quarterbacks, but there are a few other positions out there that deserve consideration. There is a ferocious defensive end SEC offensive lines have to worry about and an unstoppable Pac-12 wide receiver.