Three finalists named for Maxwell Award

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron are finalists for the Maxwell Award, given to college football’s player of the year.

Winston, who is being investigated in a sexual assault case by authorities in Tallahassee, Fla., is also up for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, with McCarron and Manziel.

The finalists for nine awards to be handed out during ESPN’s College Football Awards show on Dec. 12.

The three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award are Justin Gilbert, of Oklahoma State, Darqueze Dennard, of Michigan State, and Lamarcus Joyner, of Florida State.

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is also up for two awards – the Chuck Bednarik Award which goes to the defensive player of the year and the Outland Trophy which goes to the top interior lineman.

ARKANSAS: Bolivar, Mo., high school quarterback Rafe Peavey has signed with the Razorbacks.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a news release Monday that Peavey plans to enroll at UA in January and take part in spring practice. Peavey threw for 2,294 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.

Peavey chose Arkansas over schools that include Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Kentucky.

WASHINGTON: Does not know whether quarterback Keith Price will start in Friday’s Apple Cup against rival Washington State, although his recovery from a shoulder injury is ahead of where he was a week ago.

EASTERN MICHIGAN: Police have arrested two people in the fatal shooting of an Eastern Michigan University football player at an off-campus apartment complex.

One suspect was arraigned Sunday and the other Monday in the slaying of Demarius Reed.


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