Former Cartersville High football teammates Trevor Lawrence and Miller Forristall were named to the watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Wuerffel Trophy, respectively, last week.
Lawrence, who also was included on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award in mid-July, is one of 90 players on the initial list for the Maxwell, which is given to the "most outstanding player in college football."
Meanwhile, Forristall is among 114 players up for the Wuerffel Trophy that rewards community service. The award was first handed out in 2005 to "honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world."
After leading Clemson to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in each of his first two seasons, Lawrence should be considered among the favorites for several awards this year. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound junior quarterback is 29-1 in his collegiate career, winning the national title his freshman season.
Forristall also has a championship ring, as the Alabama redshirt senior tight end capped the 2017 season with a victory over Georgia in Atlanta. Last year, Forristall stepped into a starting role for the Crimson Tide, catching 15 passes for 167 yards and four touchdowns.
Per the Maxwell Award's news release, "The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert 'Tiny' Maxwell, a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official."
A time frame was not given for the Maxwell Award's future announcements. As for the Wuerffel Trophy, the semifinalists will be announced Nov. 3 and finalists will be announced Nov. 23.
"The formal announcement of the 2020 recipient will be made at the National Football Foundation’s festivities in New York City on Dec. 8," a news release stated. "The presentation of the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy will occur at the 52nd All Sports Association Awards Banquet on Feb. 19, 2021, in Fort Walton Beach."