Milton and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are only returners from last year’s semifinalist list
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2018 semifinalists for the 82nd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year on Monday, and UCF’s McKenzie Milton was among them.
The list includes a field of 20 candidates for the Maxwell Award as selected by the Maxwell Football Club National Selection Committee. The Maxwell Football Club has once again teamed with Pro Football Focus (PFF) and Phil Steele Publications as selection committee partners.
PFF provides detailed statistical and performance-based assessments to selection committee staff, and several senior PFF analysts have been added to our committee and have participated in the selection process. Phil Steele’s Football Guide is generally recognized as the most complete football reference in the country.
Milton and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are the only returners from last year’s semifinalist list.
Last season, the Maxwell Award was presented to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield was the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft and is currently with the Cleveland Browns.
Milton and the No. 9 Knights will return to action on Nov. 1, hosting Temple. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Spectrum Stadium with coverage on ESPN and FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game.
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