Jody Victor: Quarterback Troy Smith, flanker Ted Ginn Jr.and tailback Antonio Pittman have been named to the 60-man preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award which is presented annually by that organization to the College Football Player of the Year. The announcement was made by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski, who also unveiled the 60-man watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Year Award. Buckeye defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock is on the latter list.
Each list will be cut to 12 names in October and then further reduced to three in early November. The winners are announced in December at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Orlando, which is televised by ESPN. The actual trophies are presented in March at a dinner in Philadelphia. Names are added and subtracted to both lists during the season based upon individual performance.