Gophers leading rusher David Cobb on Maxwell Award watch list

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Gophers running back David Cobb has been added to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List. The trophy, which has been handed out since 1937, goes to the most outstanding collegiate football player.

The University of Minnesota says Cobb ranks seventh nationally and fourth in the Big Ten with 819 rushing yards.

During last week's victory against Northwestern, Cobb eclipsed the 2,000-career-yard mark.

He has run for 2,086 yards on 402 carries in 27 games. Cobb became the seventh Gopher all-time to record multiple 200-yard rushing games after rushing for a career high 220 yards against Middle Tennessee State and for 207 yards against San Jose State.

Most importantly, the Gophers are 8-1 in games when Cobb runs for more than 100 yards.

The award last year went to Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. Other recent winners include Manti Te'o, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Tim Tebow.

Semifinalists will be announced Nov. 3, the list will be narrowed to three finalists on Nov. 24, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 11 as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The presentation will be made Dec. 13 at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Galla.

KFAN notes that it is the third award that Cobb is now on the watch list for. The others:

  • Doak Walker Award – which goes to college football's top running back
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Top offensive player who was born in or attended high school in Texas

Next Up

ATV

Women killed in ATV crash in Paul Bunyan State Forest

She wasn't wearing a helmet and alcohol was involved, officials say.

49920879552_ef6458affd_o2

As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

51113883716_68153add1b_k

Aggressive police response on third night of Daunte Wright protests

Law enforcement used armored vehicles, tear gas, and fired rubber bullets, but say officers were targeted with bricks and other projectiles.

st. paul police homicide april 13 2021

Woman found suffering from 'fatal wound' in St. Paul apartment

Her death marks the 10th homicide in the city this year.

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 6.40.37 AM

15-vehicle pileup closes Hwy. 169 near Maple Grove

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m.

Grand casino

Grand Casino celebrates 30th anniversary with more than cake

Hundreds of thousands of winning dollars are on the table.

Brodd defense witness

As defense starts, expert argues Chauvin's use of force was reasonable

Use-of-force expert Barry Brodd testified on behalf of the defense.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball

Minnehaha Academy produces back-to-back award winners for the second time in state history.

Byron Buxton

Red Sox out-slug Twins in chilly matinee

Bobby Dalbec hit two RBI doubles to hand the Twins their third straight loss.

Related