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Published on July 18th, 2018 | by Nature Humphries


Rebel Wide Receiver A.J. Brown Named to Watch List for Prestigious Maxwell Award

University, Miss. (OMSI) – Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown was recently announced as a member of the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award by the Maxwell Football Club.

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937. The Maxwell Football Club, founded in 1935, is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the oldest football club in the United States. 

Brown, a preseason first team All-American by multiple publications, finished the 2017 season as the Ole Miss single-season record-holder in receiving yards (1,252) and tied for the top spot in receiving touchdowns (11). He was tops in the SEC and ranked sixth nationally in receiving yards per game (104.3) during his sophomore campaign in 2017.

His six 100-yard receiving games tied for best in a single season, equaling Laquon Treadwell’s mark in 2015. The 2017 Conerly Trophy winner finished third on the single-season record charts in receptions (75). 

Former Rebel Eli Manning earned the Maxwell Award trophy following his All-America 2003 senior season, becoming the first Ole Miss player to receive the award.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced October 29, 2018, while the three finalists for the award will be unveiled November 19, 2018. The winner of the 2018 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 6, 2018.

Ole Miss will open the 2018 season versus Texas Tech in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston on September 1. Kickoff is slated for 11 am and will be televised on ESPN.

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Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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