As reported by U of L football via Twitter, Louisville Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award is an annual award given to the best player in college football and is currently held by former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. It is not of the same magnitude as the Heisman, but it is a significant honor and the fact that Bridgewater has been named shows just how well-thought of he is in college football circles. After a tremendous freshman season in which he completed 64.5% of his passes and was named Big East Rookie of the Year as well as a CBSSports.com, Sporting News, and Fox SportsNext Freshman All-American (information provided by UofLsports.com). He gave fans even more to be excited about after an outstanding Spring Game performance in which he completed 19 of 21 passes (one of which was dropped) for 257 yards and 3 touchdowns (stats courtesy of The Courier-Journal).
I think I speak for all of us when I say that football cannot get here fast enough. Thanks to @UofLSherriff50′s Twitter post, we can celebrate accordingly.
Oh yes. That just happened. Go Cards.