Cox on Maxwell Award watch list

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

Photo courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information - Marcus Cox was named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award.

BOONE — Appalachian State senior tailback Marcus Cox was named to the Maxwell Award watch list for the upcoming season.

The Maxwell Award is given to the nation’s collegiate player of the year and has been handed out each year since 1937. Cox is one of 91 Football Bowl Subdivision athletes on the preseason list.

Cox has been one of the best running backs in App State history and has one more year to add onto an already-impressive legacy.

Last season, Cox finished 17th in the nation in total rushing yards with 1,423 and ran for at least 100 yards in eight of the team’s 12 games.

Cox finished last season in style with 24 carries for 162 yards in the Mountaineers’ first ever bowl victory.

Overall, Cox is the only player in Mountaineer history to ever run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. Cox also joins former Mountaineer star John Settle as the only App State players to average at least 100 rushing yards per game.

The Mountaineers will open the 2016 season on the road at the University of Tennessee on Sept. 1

Maxwell Award watch list

Tommy Armstrong, QB, Nebraska

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa

Mike Boone, RB, Cincinnati

Joel Bouagnon, RB, Northern Illinois

Matt Breida, RB, Georgia Southern

Jake Browning, QB, Washington

James Butler, RB, Nevada

Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

KD Cannon, WR, Baylor

Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin

Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana

James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State

Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

Matt Dayes, RB, NC State

Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

Luke Falk QB, Washington State

Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson

Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington

Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

Deante’ Gray, WR, TCU

Taysom Hill, QB, BYU

Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming

Elijah Hood, RB, UNC

O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia

Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee

Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP

Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (FL)

Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss

Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati

Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M

Mitch Leidner, QB, Minnesota

Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor

Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois

Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida

Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech

Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State

Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

Elijah McGuire, RB, UL-Lafayette

Travon McMillian, RB, Virginia Tech

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State

Taquan Mizzell, RB, Virginia

Nick Mullens, QB, Southern Miss

Jacobi Owens, RB, Air Force

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma

Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State

Demario Richard, RB, Arizona State

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Larry Rose III, RB, New Mexico State

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan

Seth Russell, QB, Baylor

Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State

Thomas Sirk, QB, Duke

Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC

Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona

Brent Stockstill, QB, Middle Tennessee

Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky

Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech

Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple

KaVontae Turpin, WR, TCU

PJ Walker, QB, Temple

Greg Ward Jr., QB, Houston

Mike Warren, RB, Iowa State

James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

Davis Webb, QB, California

Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Joseph Yearby, RB, Miami (FL)

Marquis Young, RB, UMASS

Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

Photo courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information – Marcus Cox was named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award. courtesy | Appalachian State Sports Information – Marcus Cox was named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award.

By Nathan Ham

[email protected]

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