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Ameer Abdullah, Randy Gregory Named SemiFinalists for Maxwell, Bednarik

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Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award today, while defensive end Randy Gregory was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards are given by the Maxwell Football Club.

The Maxwell Award is given annually to the Collegiate Player of the Year. The Chuck Bednarik Award is given to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Three finalists for each award will be announced on Monday, Nov. 24, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Full List of the Semifinalists for both awards is below.

2014 Maxwell Award Semifinalists:

First Last Positon School Class
Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska Senior
Javorius Allen RB USC Junior
Trevone Boykin QB TCU Junior
Rakeem Cato QB Marshall Senior
Tevin Coleman RB Indiana Junior
James Conner RB Pittsburgh Soph.
Connor Cook QB Michigan State Junior
Amari Cooper WR Alabama Junior
Everett Golson QB Notre Dame Senior
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin Junior
Brett Hundley QB UCLA Junior
Duke Johnson RB Miami Junior
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon Junior
Nick Marshall QB Auburn Senior
Bryce Petty QB Baylor Senior
Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State Junior
Bo Wallace QB Ole Miss Senior
Jake Waters QB Kansas State Senior
Kevin White WR West Virginia Senior
Jameis Winston QB Florida State Soph.


2014 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalists:

First Last Position School Class
Vic Beasley DE Clemson Senior
Joey Bosa DE OSU Soph.
Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Junior
Landon Collins S Alabama Junior
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon Senior
Senquez Golson CB Ole Miss Senior
Randy Gregory DE Nebraska Junior
Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida Soph.
Jordan Hicks LB Texas Senior
Gerod Holliman S Louisville Soph.
Hau'oli Kikaha LB Washington Senior
Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State Junior
Shawn Oakman DE Baylor Junior
Nate Orchard DE Utah Senior
Denzel Perryman LB Miami Senior
Shane Ray DE Missouri Junior
Danny Shelton DT Washington Senior
Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame Soph.
Leonard Williams DE USC Junior
Scooby Wright III LB Arizona Soph.