** The Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year has been presented since 1937. This year’s watch list includes two of the three finalists from a year ago – quarterback Deshaun Watson from Clemson and running back Christian McCaffrey of Stanford.
** The 2015 winner was Alabama running back Derek Henry.
** All of the players on the watch list are from the offensive side of the ball, as is normally the case.
** Baylor and Clemson each have three players on the list. For the Bears all are seniors; for Clemson all are juniors.
** The Baylor Bears: wide receiver KD Cannon, running back Shock Linwood, and quarterback
** The Clemson Tigers: running back Wayne Gallman, Watson, and wide receiver Mike Williams.