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Rockets QB Woodside named to top player watch list

07/10/2017, 10:42am EDT

Senior a candidate for Maxwell Award, given to nation's player of the year

Rockets quarterback Logan Woodside passes the ball during a game last season. Woodside is a candidate for national honors after a standout 2016 campaign that included 45 touchdown passes. BLADE PHOTO

University of Toledo senior quarterback Logan Woodside has been named to the official Watch List for the 2017 Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s player of the year.

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to top player in the country since 1937.

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Woodside shattered nearly every Toledo passing record in 2016. He led the nation with 45 touchdown passes, 16 more than the previous best in Rocket history. He connected on 69.1 percent of his passes for 4,129 yards, an average of more than 317 yards per contest.

He earned first-team All-MAC honors and was named a contender for the Heisman Trophy by the Heisman Trophy Trust.

Woodside directed the Rockets to nine wins, pacing an offense that scored at least 31 points in 11 of 13 games.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, which is presented by the Philadelphia-based Maxwell Football Club, will be announced on Oct. 30, and three finalists will be announced on Nov. 20. The winner will be named on Dec. 7 as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

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