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Toledo’s Logan Woodside Named To the Watch List For the Maxwell Award

A panel of writers, broadcasters, head coaches, and the membership of the Maxwell Club will decide who they think is the nation’s best overall football player.

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The Maxwell Club announced their watch list for the award they give each season to the best all-around football player. Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside is one of two players from a Mid-American Conference school to make the list this season. The award has been given annually since 1937, with Clint Frank of Yale being the first one to receive the award. In 12 of the last 14 years the award has been given to a quarterback, however no one from the MAC has ever won the award.

Logan Woodside burst onto the national scene last year after having a fantastic season where he led the country in touchdown passes with 45. He threw for 4129 yards and completed 289 of his 418 attempts. He helped lead the Toledo Rockets to a 9-4 record and a Camellia Bowl appearance.

He sat out 2015, after throwing for 2272 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2014.

It’s long shot, to say the least, that a small school guy will receive the award. One thing that will work in his favor, however, is that Cody Thompson also returns for the Rockets. He most certainly will be on the Biletnikoff Award watch list. Thompson caught 64 passes for 1269 yards last season. The Rockets also return Jon’Vea Johnson, who was also fantastic last year, catching 40 passes for 773 yards. Both averaged over 19 yards per reception.