Posted: 11:37 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
By By Suzanne Halliburton
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel is one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the country’s top player.
He also was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, which is givem the nation’s top quarterback.
The Maxwell list is an early indicator for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman ballots were sent to voters Monday.
Also on the Maxwell list _ Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti T’eo.
Plus, Aggie offensive tackle Luke Joeckel earned a finalist spot for the Outland Award, which is given to the nation’s outstanding interior lineman.
Earlier in the day, Kevin Sumlin made the semifinalist cut for national coach of the year as selected by the Maxwell Club.