Florida Gators running back Mike Gillislee added to Maxwell Watch List
Florida senior RB Mike Gillislee has been added to the Maxwell Award Watch List, announced today by the Maxwell Football Club.
Gillislee is the SEC's second-leading rusher, totaling 402 yards on 69 carries through the Gators' first four games. He also has five rushing touchdowns, ranking sixth in the SEC in scoring among non-kickers.
Gillislee now has 214 carries for 1,322 yards and 15 touchdowns in his career. Gillislee had 56 carries through the first three games, equaling the total number of carries that he had during the 2011 season.
Gillislee had his first career 100-yard rushing game in the season opener against Bowling Green, totaling 148 yards on 24 carries (6.2 avg) and scoring two touchdowns. He scored two touchdowns at Texas A&M, becoming the first Gator to rush for at least two touchdowns in two-straight games since Tim Tebow in 2008 against Georgia and Vanderbilt. Gillislee recorded his second career 100-yard game and second of the season with 18 carries for 115 yards (6.4 avg) in the win at Tennessee.
The original Maxwell Award Watch List was comprised of 65 players who were selected based on their performances during the 2011 season. As the 2012 season has progressed, the Club selected several additional players that warrant attention because of their noteworthy play.
Here are the other players added to the watch list:
David Ash, Texas QB; Kollton Browning, Louisiana-Monroe QB; Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech, QB; Seth Doege, Texas Tech QB; Brett Hundley, UCLA QB; Nick Florence, Baylor QB, Kenny Hilliard, LSU RB; Jawan Jamison, Rutgers RB; Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada RB; Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois QB; Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB; Taylor Martinez, Nebraska QB; Chris Thompson, Florida State RB