Indiana Running Back Tevin Coleman Added to Maxwell Award Watchlist

 Tevin Coleman is having a season for the ages at IU.

Tevin Coleman is having a season for the ages at IU.

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

On Wednesday Indiana running back Tevin Coleman was added to the Maxwell Award Watch list along with Minnesota’s David Cobb, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, and Maryland’s Will Likely. Coleman is coming off a 219-yard and three-touchdown performance against Iowa last week. He leads the nation in rushing with 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014. He became only the second Hoosier running back since Levron Williams in 2001 to break the 1,000-yard mark on the ground. For his career Coleman has run for 2,243 yards and 24 touchdowns. The junior will try to add to his numbers when the Hoosiers face the Spartans on Saturday in Bloomington.

The Maxwell award is presented to the best player in college football. The Award is named after legendary player Robert “Tiny” Maxwell who played at University of Chicago under Amos Alonzo Stagg and at Swarthmore College. Previous winners include A.J. McCarron, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning, and former Hoosier running back Anthony Thompson in 1989.