After a stellar regular season, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named a finalist on Tuesday for the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award.
The Maxwell Award is given annually to the top player in college football, while the Davey O’Brien Award is given to the nation’s top quarterback. Stroud has made a solid case for both this season, completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns to just six interceptions.
He helped lead Ohio State to an 11-0 record to start the season, and even in the Buckeyes’ most recent loss to Michigan, he still finished 31 of 48 for 349 yards and a pair of touchdowns (as well as a pair of interceptions).
Stroud’s competition for the Maxwell Award includes Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker and USC’s Caleb Williams, and he’ll go up against TCU’s Max Duggan and Williams for the Davey O’Brien Award. The winners will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 9 on ESPN.