Starkville, MS - The Maxwell Football Club announced on Wednesday that Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has been added to the Maxwell Award watch list.
The award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate football player in America.
Russell becomes the first MSU quarterback to be named to the watch list in the 76-year history of the award.
Russell has passed for 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He has only thrown one interception.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Monday, Oct. 29.