Boston College Football: Bailey Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

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Boston College Junior RB among the nominees for the most outstanding player in college football


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch list for the 84th Maxwell Award presented annually to the most outstanding player in college football.

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert “Tiny” Maxwell, a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official.

Boston College junior running back David Bailey was named to the award watch list. The Maryland native is coming off a breakout 2019 season in which he was named All-ACC honorable mention after leading the Eagles with 5.7 yards per carry.

Bailey finished the season with 844 rushing yards on 148 carries in 13 games, including one start. He scored seven touchdowns on the ground, passed for one touchdown and scored another through the air. The multi-dimensional back also caught 10 passes for 94 yards.

The Maxwell Award watch list will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast and will feature fresh faces, as 2019 winner Joe Burrow (LSU) and finalists Chase Young (Ohio State) and Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) have all moved on to the NFL.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced November 3, 2020, while the three finalists for the Maxwell Award will be unveiled November 23, 2020. The winner of the 2020 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 10, 2020. The formal presentations of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel &Casino Atlantic City on March 12, 2021.

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