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Jake Fromm, D’Andre Swift named to 2018 Maxwell Award Watch List

Jake Fromm
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UGA sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm and sophomore running back D’Andre Swift have been named to the 2018 Maxwell Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club has announced.

The Maxwell Award, named after Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, is an annual award given to the college football player of the year.

Last year, quarterback Jacob Eason, now at Washington, and running back Nick Chubb were named to the Maxwell Award Watch List.

Semifinalists for the 2018 Maxwell Award will be announced on Monday, Oct. 29, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 19. The winner of the 2018 Maxwell Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2017.

In his freshman season, Jake Fromm led the Bulldogs to an SEC Championship, Rose Bowl Game win over Oklahoma, and an appearance in the National Championship game.

Fromm completed 181 of 291 passes for 2,615 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed 55 times for 79 yards and three touchdowns.

D’Andre Swift, who played behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, rushed 81 times for 618 yards (7.6 avg.) and three touchdowns. Swift also caught 17 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown.

The Georgia Bulldogs are slated to open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game is set for 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

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