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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Moreno Named Maxwell Semifinalist

From UGA Athletics:

Georgia redshirt sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, according to an announcement from Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski.

The Maxwell Award is given to the collegiate player of the year each season. Moreno is one of only two players from the Southeastern Conference to be named as one of the 15 semifinalists for the award.

Moreno, a 5-11, 208-pound native of Belford, N.J., is second in the SEC with an average of 130.8 all-purpose yards a game and is third in the league in rushing (110.0 yards/game). He has scored 12 touchdowns for the 14th-ranked Bulldogs this season and is averaging 6.0 yards per carry.

Moreno is 10 yards shy of becoming only the second player in school history to have consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards (Herschel Walker, 1980-82). He is No. 7 on Georgia s all-time list with 2,324 yards during his two seasons.

The announcement of the winner of the Maxwell Award will be made during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday Dec. 11. Three finalists for the award will be in attendance
for the ESPN broadcast. The formal presentation of this award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club s Awards Dinner, to be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Harrah s Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, N.J.

Voting for the Maxwell Award will begin today and closes on Sunday, Nov. 23rd. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media.

Semifinalists For 72nd Maxwell Award:

Player School Pos. Class
Bradford, Sam University of Oklahoma QB Soph.
Brown, Donald University of Connecticut RB JR
Clark, Darryl Penn State University QB SR
Crabtree, Michael Texas Tech WR Soph.
Daniel, Chase University of Missouri QB SR
Greene, Shonn University of Iowa RB JR
Harrell , Graham Texas Tech QB SR
Maclin, Jeremy University of Missouri WR Soph.
McCoy, Colt University of Texas QB JR
McCoy, LeSean University of Pittsburgh RB Soph.
Moreno, Knowshon University of Georgia RB Soph.
Ringer, Javon Michigan State University RB SR
Robinson, Zac Oklahoma State University QB JR
Sanchez, Mark University of Southern California QB JR
Tebow, Tim University of Florida QB JR

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