Imoh, Tapp Named to Watch Lists
2005 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards Watch Lists Announced
June 22, 2005

Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2005 Watch Lists for the 69th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year, and the 11th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The respective watch lists include a field of 50 candidates for each of these awards as selected by the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee. Additions and subtractions to the lists, based on player performance, will be made through out the 2005 football season.

Two Virginia Tech football players, Mike Imoh and Darryl Tapp, have been announced as candidates for the awards. Imoh, a senior running back, is up for the Maxwell Award, while Tapp, a senior defensive end, is up for the Bednarik Award.

Players selected to these initial watch lists have distinguished themselves as all-conference or All-America selections from their respective universities in past years. Underclassmen are selected based on recommendations from the Maxwell Football Club Advisory Committee.

The Maxwell and Bednarik Award Watch Lists have been created as a reference to provide additional assistance to eligible voters and to the media when evaluating potential candidates for these awards. The watch lists are not intended to represent an all-inclusive listing of candidates for the collegiate awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order with the player's position, class and university noted.

Ten semi-finalists for each award will be announced in October 2005 and the field will be trimmed to three finalists in November 2005. The winners of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show that will be broadcast on ESPN in December 2005. The formal presentation of the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will take place at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Banquet in February 2006.

Allen, Jason; Tennessee; DB; SR
Archer, Brandon; Kansas State; LB; JR
Bing, Darnell; USC; DB; SR
Blades, H.B.; Pitt; LB; JR
Blue, Greg; Georgia; DB; SR
Brooks, Ahmad; Virginia; LB; JR
Bunting, Nick; Tulsa; LB; JR
Carpenter, Bobby; Ohio State; LB; SR
Carroll, Thomas; Miami; DE; SR
Connor, Dan; Penn State; LB; Soph
Cromartie, Antonio; Florida State; DB; JR
Derting, Will; Washington State; LB; SR
Everett, Earl; Florida; LB; JR
Gaither, Omar; Tennessee; LB; SR
Greenway, Chad; Iowa; LB; SR
Hall, Korey; Boise State; LB; JR
Hargrave, James; UCONN; LB; SR
Harper, Roman; Alabama; DB; SR
Harris, Aaron; Texas; LB; SR
Havner, Spencer; UCLA; LB; SR
Hawk, A.J.; Ohio State; LB; SR
Henderson, Eric; Georgia Tech; DE; SR
Herring, Jarvis; Florida; DB; SR
Hester, Devin; Miami; DB/ATH; JR
Hodge, Abdul; Iowa; LB; SR
Jackson, D'Qwell; Maryland; LB; SR
Jackson, Tommy; Auburn; DL; SR
Kiwanuka, Mathias; Boston College; DE; SR
Lawson, Manny; North Carolina State; DE; JR
Mahelona, Jessee; Tennessee; DT; SR
McClover, Stanley; Auburn; DE; Soph
McGarigle, Tim; Northwestern; LB; SR
McIntosh, Rocky; Miami; LB; SR
Moses, Quentin; Georgia; DE; JR
Nicholson, A.J.; Florida State; LB; SR
Posluszny, Paul; Penn State; LB; JR
Reid, Nick; Kansas; LB; SR
Ryans, DeMeco; Alabama; LB; SR
Sanders, Dontez; Wisconsin; LB; SR
Sims, Ernie; Florida State; LB; JR
Tapp, Darryl; Virginia Tech; DE; SR
Watson, Gabe; Michigan; DL; SR
Wilkinson, Gerris; Georgia Tech; LB; SR
Williams, Mario; North Carolina State; DE; JR
Williams, Travis; Auburn; LB; SR
Wright, Rodrique; Texas; DT; SR
Wroten, Claude; LSU; DL; SR
Wyche, James; Syracuse; DE; SR
Zemaitis, Alan; Penn State; DB; SR
Breaston, Steve; Michigan; WR ; JR
Brohm, Brian; Louisville; QB; Soph
Broussard, Alley; LSU; RB; JR
Brown, Thomas; Georgia; RB; Soph
Bush, Michael; Louisville; RB; JR
Bush, Reggie; USC; RB; JR
Clemens, Kellen; Oregon; QB; SR
Cobbs, Patrick; North Texas; RB; SR
Croyle, Brodie; Alabama; QB; SR
Daniels, P. J.; Georgia Tech; RB; SR
Drew, Maurice; UCLA; RB; JR
Ginn, Ted; Ohio State; WR/ATH; Soph
Gradkowski, Bruce; Toledo; QB; SR
Hackney, Darryl; UAB; QB; SR
Hart, Michael; Michigan; RB; Soph
Henne, Chad; Michigan; QB; Soph
Hodges, Cody; Texas Tech; QB; SR
Holmes, Santonio; Ohio State; WR; JR
Hunt, Tony; Penn State; RB; JR
Imoh, Mike; Virginia Tech; RB; SR
Jackson, Chad; Florida; WR; JR
Jacobs, Omar; Bowling Green; QB; JR
Jarrett, Dwayne; USC; WR; Soph
Keller, Sam; Arizona State; QB; JR
Kolb, Kevin; Houston; QB; JR
Leak, Chris; Florida; QB; JR
Leinart, Matt; USC; QB; SR
Lundi, Wali; Virginia; RB; SR
Moss, Tyrone; Miami; WR; JR
Palko, Tyler; Pitt; QB; JR
Peterson, Adrian; Oklahoma; RB; Soph
Pope, Leonard; Georgia; TE; JR
Quinn, Brady; Notre Dame; QB; JR
Rhodes, Damien; Syracuse; RB; SR
Riggs, Gerald Jr.; Tennessee; RB; SR
Robinson, Michael; Penn State; QB; SR
Russell, JaMarcus; LSU; QB; Soph
Shockley, D.J.; Georgia; QB; SR
Smith, Steve; USC; WR; JR
Stanton, Drew; Michigan State; QB; JR
Tate, Drew; Iowa; QB; JR
Thomas, Jamario; North Texas; RB; Soph
White, LenDale; USC; RB; JR
Whitehurst, Charlie; Clemson; QB; SR
Williams, DeAngelo; Memphis; RB; SR
Wolfe, Garrett; Northern Illinois; RB; JR
Wright, Kyle; Miami; QB; Soph
Young, Vince; Texas; QB; JR
Zabransky, Jared; Boise State; QB; JR