HAWAII GROWN: Milton added to Maxwell list

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton has the Knights 3-0 and ranked No. 25 in the latest AP Top 25. Associated Press photo.

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.


  1. Mililani Hammer October 6, 2017 3:26 pm

    Yessah!! Way to work Kenzie!!! Congratulations..

  2. Grabum.by.da.puppy October 6, 2017 3:45 pm

    good for oia school represen hawaii

  3. Alpha October 7, 2017 6:56 am

    Good on McKenzie. . . Good lesson for our stud players here. Don’t be blinded by the big schools. Go to what fits you and improve your skills, Your talent will be noticed. . .

  4. anywaaaays!! October 7, 2017 8:29 pm

    Good lesson for our young players: always be recruited. both at the high school and the college level. RRFL!

  5. TrojanFan4Life October 7, 2017 10:40 pm

    March on Trojan!! Another great showing today against the Bearcats. All of Hawaii (minus a few) will be rooting for you!

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