Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was deemed a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award on Monday.
Prescott is one of 20 players who made the cut for the Maxwell Award, which is given annually to the collegiate player of the year. Three finalists will be named on Nov. 24 and the award will be handed out on Dec. 11 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder has completed 61.1-percent of his passes for 2,025 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Prescott has added 725 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns while also catching two passes for 25 yards and a score.
Prescott is the first signal caller under Dan Mullen to be named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award since Tim Tebow in 2008. Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron won the award last year.
MAXWELL AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
Ameer Abdullah, Sr. Nebraska RB
Javorius Allen, Sr. USC RB
Trevone Boykin, Jr. TCU QB
Rakeem Cato, Sr. Marshall QB
Tevin Coleman, Jr. Indiana RB
James Conner, Soph. Pitt RB
Connor Cook, Jr. Michigan State QB
Amari Cooper, Jr. Alabama WR
Everett Golson, Sr. Notre Dame QB
Melvin Gordon, Jr. Wisconsin RB
Brett Hundley, Jr. UCLA QB
Duke Johnson, Jr. Miami (Fla.) RB
Marcus Mariota, Jr. Oregon QB
Nick Marshall, Sr. Auburn QB
Bryce Petty, Sr. Baylor QB
Dak Prescott, Jr. Mississippi State QB
Bo Wallace, Sr. Ole Miss QB
Jake Waters, Sr. Kansas State QB
Kevin White, Sr. West Virginia WR
Jameis Winston, Soph. Florida State QB