D'Andre Swift, Jake Fromm named to 2019 Maxwell Award Watch List
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D’Andre Swift, Jake Fromm named to 2019 Maxwell Award Watch List

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UGA junior running back D’Andre Swift and junior quarterback Jake Fromm have been named to the 2019 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.

This is the second consecutive season that both D’Andre Swift and Jake Fromm have been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List.

Semifinalists for the 2019 Maxwell Award will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 29, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 25. The winner of the 2019 Maxwell Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.

Last season, D’Andre Swift rushed 163 times for 1,049 yards (6.4 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns.

As a freshman playing behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Swift rushed 81 times for 618 yards (7.6 avg.) and three touchdowns. Swift also caught 17 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown.

In two seasons in Athens, Jake Fromm has led the Bulldogs to two SEC Championship Game appearances, winning in 2017, a 2018 Rose Bowl Game win over Oklahoma, and an appearance in the National Championship game following the 2017 season.

Overall, Fromm has completed 388 of 598 passes for 5,376 yards and 54 touchdowns. He has also rushed 96 times for 52 yards and three touchdowns.

The Georgia Bulldogs are slated to open the 2019 season on Saturday, August 31 at the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game is set for 7:30pm ET on the SEC Network.

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