PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Two Washington football players - Keith Price and Bishop Sankey - were named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the college football player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.
Price, a senior from Compton, Calif., enters his third season as the UW's starting quarterback with 5,953 career passing yards, the fourth-highest total in school history. Price has 54 career touchdown passes, just one shy of the school record (55, Cody Pickett). His 524 career completions rank third and his 831 attempts are fourth-most.
Sankey, a sophomore tailback from Spokane, Wash., rushed for 1,439 yards last season, his first as the UW starter. Those 1,439 yards were third-most in Husky history while his 16 rushing touchdowns were second-most.
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 as a player, a sportswriter and an official.Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 29, while the three finalists for will be unveiled Nov. 25. The winners of the 2013 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held in Dec. 12th.