Awards tracker: Alabama football RB Jase McClellan named to Maxwell Award watchlist

Preseason watchlists for college football's national awards have begun tumbling in, and Alabama football will be heavily represented. Below is a look at each award that has placed a Crimson Tide player on its watchlist:
Maxwell Award: RB Jase McClellan
Annually presented to the nation's most outstanding player, the Maxwell Award named Alabama's top returning running back one of 84 players to watch in 2023. McClellan, a senior, rushed for 655 yard on 112 carries last year for the Crimson Tide, ranking second on the team behind Jahmyr Gibbs. Alabama has dominated the Maxwell Award field over the last decade, producing half its winners over that span, including 2013 (AJ McCarron), 2015 (Derrick Henry), 2018 (Tua Tagovailoa), 2020 (DeVonta Smith) and 2021 (Bryce Young).

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