Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld Named to the Maxwell Award Watch List

 Nate Sudfeld is healthy and ready to go for 2015  Image: Scout.com

Nate Sudfeld is healthy and ready to go for 2015 Image: Scout.com

Written By T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Sudfeld Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

When healthy, Nate Sudfeld has proven to be one of the better quarterbacks in the nation. On Tuesday, the Maxwell Football Club announced that his play has earned him a place on the watch list for the 79th annual Maxwell Award. The Maxwell Award is given to America’s College Player of the Year and semifinalists will be announced on November 2.

Sudfeld, a native of Modesto, California, enters his senior season second in IU history in completion percentage (60.6%), tied for second in 300-yard passing games (four), fifth in passing touchdowns (34) and 10th in total offense (4,377 yards). He’s accomplished all of this in only 25 career games and 14 starts.

The winner of the Maxwell Award will ultimately be announced on the Home Depot College Football Awards which will air live on ESPN on December 10. Sudfeld is on the watch list with the following IU opponents:

-Ohio State QBs J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller and OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott

-Western Kentucky’s QB  Brandon Doughty

-Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo

-Michigan State QB Connor Cook

-Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg and PSU WR DaeSean Hamilton