UGA sophomore running back Nick Chubb has been named to the 2015 Maxwell Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday.
The Maxwell Award, named after Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, is an annual award given to the college football player of the year.
Last season, Nick Chubb didn’t make the initial Maxwell Award Watch List, but was later added to the list in late October. Marcus Mariota of Oregon was later named the winner of the 2014 award.
Semifinalists for the 2015 Maxwell Award will be announced on Monday, Nov. 2, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 23. The winner of the 2015 Maxwell Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Nick Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Georgia, broke out last season backing up, and later replacing, Todd Gurley. In 13 games, Chubb rushed 219 times for 1,547 yards (7.1 avg.) and 14 touchdowns.
Chubb was also a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. He caught 18 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia and Nick Chubb open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 at home vs. ULM. The game is set for noon on the SEC Network.