TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and defensive end Jonathan Allen were named semifinalists for the Maxwell Award on Monday.
Allen and Hurts are two of 18 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, which is given annually to the college football player of the year.
Allen has a team-high 10 quarterback hurries to go with his 35 tackles, 6.5 of which are sacks to rank him second on the team. He has also returned a team-leading two fumble recoveries for 105 combined yards and two touchdowns.
Hurts has excelled at quarterback since taking over the full-time starter duties in week two. Hurts has thrown for 1,578 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air while adding 521 yards rushing and 9 scores on the ground.
Hurts has completed 63.1 percent of his passes and boasts a 147.72 quarterback rating to rank fourth in the SEC. Hurts’ 262.4 yards per game of total offense leads all freshmen in the SEC and also sets him at fourth among all conference players.
Alabama has had two players win the Maxwell Trophy with Derrick Henry earning the honor last season. Prior to Henry, AJ McCarron was selected as the Trophy’s winner in 2013.