Mallett, Smith on Maxwell watch list

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and tailback Michael Smith are among 55 players named to the Maxwell Award watch list.

The watch list for the award for the outstanding player in college football were announced Friday.

Twelve teams have more than one player on the list. Mallett is a sophomore and is 1 of 10 underclassmen on the list. Mallett played 11 games at Michigan before transferring to Arkansas and having to sit out last season.

Smith, a senior, has rushed for a career 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns, plus 37 receptions for 366 yards and two touchdowns.

The Maxwell Award winner is to be announced Dec. 10.

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