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Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, Tylan Wallace named to 2020 Maxwell Award preseason watch list

OSU is the only Big 12 program with more than one representative on the list.

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Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace were named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors college football’s best all-around player by the Maxwell Football Club.

The Oklahoma State duo are among eight Big 12 players on the watch list along with Baylor’s Charlie Brewer, Kansas’ Pooka Williams, Kansas State’s Sylar Thompson, Iowa State’s Brock Purdy, TCU’s Max Duggan and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger.

Hubbard led the FBS in multiple categories during the 2019 season: rushing yards (1,936), rushing yards per game (161.3), yards after contact (1,191), all-purpose yards (2,161), all-purpose yards per game (180.1) and rushes of at least 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 yards.

Wallace caught 53 passes for 903 yards, including four 100-yard games, and eight touchdowns in eight games before he had a season-ending ACL injury in practice. The 2018 first team All-American ranks sixth in program history with 2,512 receiving yards and is tied for sixth with 20 receiving touchdowns. He has 11 games with 100 or more receiving yards in the past two seasons.

It’s the third preseason watch list for Hubbard, who was also included for the Doak Walker Award and Wuerffel Trophy. Hubbard was a 2019 finalist for the Doak Walker Award, which honors college football’s top running back.

Hubbard tied OSU safety Kolby Harvell-Peel for the most preseason watch lists at three. Harvell-Peel made watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

Along with the Maxwell Award, Wallace was named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list last week. He was a 2018 finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to college football’s most outstanding wide receiver.

Barry Sanders’ 1988 Heisman Trophy-winning season also saw him claim the Maxwell Award. He’s the only player in OSU history to win either award.

OSU on 2020 preseason watch lists