Central Florida sophomore quarterback McKenzie Milton, a 2016 Mililani graduate, was one of 13 players added to the 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List today.
The Maxwell Award is presented each year to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the country.
Milton currently ranks in the top 15 nationally in four offensive categories. He is seventh in passing efficiency (173.0), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.65), 11th in passing yards per completion (14.92) and 14th in total offense, averaging 325.7 yards per game.
Milton has the Knights 3-0 and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2013, when current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles started for the Knights.
UCF is on the road playing Cincinnati on Saturday at 2 p.m. Hawaii time. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on October 30th and three finalists will be announced November 20th. The winners of the 2017 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will be held on December 7th at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on March 9, 2018.