Oregon Ducks senior quarterback Justin Herbert was named to the 2019 Maxwell Award watch list on Monday, given annually to the top college player in the country.  It’s the second straight year Herbert has made the Maxwell Award watch list, and he finished as a semifinalist for the award last season.  A senior, Herbert boasts the longest active streak for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, with twenty-eight.

Herbert’s teammate Troy Dye, senior linebacker, was named to the Bednarik Award watch list on Monday, a second straight nomination for him.  Dye ranks third among active  players in college football with 313 career tackles.

Oregon meets Auburn in a massive season-opening game on August 31st from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Herbert On Maxwell Award Watch List

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Owning the nation’s longest active streak of 28 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Oregon senior quarterback Justin Herbert was named to the watch list for the 83rd annual Maxwell Award, which is presented to America’s College Player of the Year.

It marks the second consecutive year that Herbert, who recently attended the Manning Pass Academy for the second time, has been on the Maxwell Award Watch List. Herbert was a semifinalist for the award in 2018.

The projected top quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, Herbert announced that he would be returning for his senior season prior to Oregon’s win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl. The Eugene, Ore., product started all 13 games in 2018, passing for 3,151 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Herbert Quick Hits 
» Two-time Academic All-America first team honoree and the reigning Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year.
» Owns a streak of 28 consecutive games with a TD pass, good for the longest active streak in the nation.
» Has led Oregon to an average of 38.3 points per game over his 28 career starts.
» Oregon is 15-6 in his 21 starts over the last two seasons (2017 & 18).
» Enters 2019 season ranked fifth among active FBS leaders in passing TDs (63) and eighth in passing yards (7,070).
» Has 23 TD passes and two interceptions in 11 career Pac-12 road games (10 starts).

Preseason Honors

» Maxwell Award Watch List
» Phil Steele All-America third team
» Athlon Sports Pac-12 first team
» Phil Steele Pac-12 first team
» No. 11 on Sports Illustrated Top 100 Players



Dye Named To Bednarik Award Watch List

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Oregon senior linebacker Troy Dye has earned a spot on the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the second consecutive year, announced by the Maxwell Football Club on Monday.

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.


Dye returned for his senior season after leading Oregon in tackles for the third consecutive year in 2018. He became the first Oregon player with 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons since Michael Clay (2011-12) and the 15th player in program history to reach 300 career tackles. Dye will be one of just two FBS players, and the only Power 5 player, returning in 2019 to lead his team in tackles each of the last three seasons (91 in 2016, 107 in 2017 and 115 in 2018).

A two-time Pac-12 All-Conference choice, Dye will lead Oregon into its season opener against Auburn on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium on ABC’s Saturday Night Football. In three career season openers, Dye has totaled 29 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, two sacks and two interceptions.

Career Notables 
» Enters senior season third among current FBS players with 313 tackles.
» Needs 121 tackles to become Oregon’s all-time career leader.
» Has led the team in tackles 19 of 37 career games.
» Ranks second in program history with double-digit tackles in 17 games.
» One of three FBS players with at least 100 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2017.

Preseason Honors 
» Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
» Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
» Athlon Sports All-America second team
» Phil Steele All-America second team
» Athlon Sports Pac-12 first team
» Phil Steele Pac-12 first team
» No. 85 on Sports Illustrated Top 100 Players

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