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Utah Football's Devontae Booker named to 2015 Maxwell Award Watch List

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Utah's stud running back, Devontae Booker, has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award is given out annually  to the nations college football player of the year, and last season it was awarded to Marcus Mariota.

This is the first of many lists Booker should be appearing in going into the season, including the big one, the Heisman Trophy.

Here's an excerpt from the press release from the Utah AD.

A first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2014, Booker averaged 116.3 yards per game and his 1,512 net yards included a Pac-12-best 815 yards after contact--almost 200 more than his closest contender. He also has great hands--catching 43 passes for 306 yards, including a 110-yard receiving game against Oregon. Booker's 144.2 all-purpose yards per game was second in the Pac-12.

Booker's self stated goal for the 2015 season is to rush for 2,000 yards, and if he does that, he'll probably walk away with some of these awards.