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Davis Mills lands on the Maxwell Award preseason watch list

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Mills caught fire late last season — and could very well be one of the Pac-12’s best quarterbacks in 2020

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The Maxwell Award is the nation’s second most prestigious award, just behind the Heisman Trophy, and you guessed it, Stanford Cardinal QB Davis Mills was named to the preseason watch list for the award.

Handed out by the Maxwell Football Club, and voted on by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters and the National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches, it’s given to the player voted to be the best all-around in the country. It’s annually been handed out since 1937 and most recently was given to Joe Burrow after the 2019 season.

Former Stanford quarterbacks Jim Plunkett and Andrew Luck are the school’s previous winners of the awards, both in the 1970 and 2011 seasons, respectively.

Announced by the Maxwell Award on Twitter and by director of college football awards Rich Cirminiello, Mills’ inclusion is with seven other members of the Pac-12 including USC QB Kedon Slovis, Utah QB Jake Bentley, Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels and UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

Former Stanford QB K.J. Costello also made the list for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Maxwell Football Club will hand out the award during the Home Depot Awards show later this fall.

For more information on the Maxwell Award and the Maxwell Football Club, check out their website: Maxwell Football Club