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Journey Brown and Micah Parsons Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

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Will one of the nation’s top awards go to one of these Nittany Lions?

Heather Weikel

#AwardWatchListSZN continues with arguably the nation’s biggest watch list includes two Nittany Lions. Running back Journey Brown and linebacker Micah Parsons were named to the Maxwell Award watch list.

This is Brown’s third award watch list of the off-season, as he was named to the Doak Walker Award and the Paul Hornung Award lists, as well as being picked for preseason first-team All-Big Ten.

Parsons garners his fourth watch list honor, the others being the Butkus, Bednarik, and Nagurski.

Similar to the Heisman, the Maxwell Award is given to the nation’s best player, but instead of being voted on by sportswriters and past winners, is decided by sportswriters and coaches. Penn State’s past winners include Richie Lucas, Glenn, Ressler, Mike Reid, John Cappelletti, Chuck Fusina, Kerry Collins, and Larry Johnson.

Congrats to both Journey and Micah!