Mizzou junior QB Maty Mauk and senior RB Russell Hansbrough were named to the 79th Annual Maxwell Award Watch List. The award is given at the end of the season to the America’s College Player of the Year. Senior LB Kentrell Brothers was named to the 21st Annual Bednarik Award Watch List, an award presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year.
Brothers, an All-SEC Second Team pick, racked up 122 total tackles in 2014 (62 solo, 60 assists) while totaling 5.0 tackles-for-loss, four pass break-ups and a team-leading three forced fumbles, while starting 14 games.
Hansbrough led Mizzou with his first 1,000-yard season in 2014, finishing with 1,084 yards, sixth in the SEC despite starting just three games.
Mauk is 14-4 as a starter and threw for 2,648 total yards and 25 touchdowns in 2014. He was sixth in the SEC in total offense and closed the season with seven consecutive games with a passer rating of 100.0 or better. He is sixth in program history with his 36 career TD tosses.
Below is the Maxwell watch list