(Hawaii Athletics) - University of Hawai'i quarterback Cole McDonald was one of 10 players added to the 2018 Maxwell Award Watch List. The award is presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell.
McDonald, a sophomore from La Mirada, Calif., ranks in the nation's Top 10 in seven categories and is the leader in points responsible for (160). He also ranks second in total offense per game (387.8) and third in passing yards per game (350.0). In six games, he has 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns while eclipsing the 300-yard mark five times.
McDonald is the first UH player selected to the Maxwell Award Watch List since quarterback Bryant Moniz in 2011. Colt Brennan was also selected to the watch list in 2007.
The original watch list was comprised of players selected based on their 2017 performances. Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma was the recipient of the 81stMaxwell Award. Semifinalists will be announced Oct. 29 and three finalists will be announced Nov. 19. The winner will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show, Dec. 6.