Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ole Miss Running Back Nominated for Maxwell Award

By Collin Rivera intern

Scottie Phillips, a dual-threat running back last season for the Ole Miss Rebels, has been named to the 83rd annual Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Football Club made the announcement Monday, July 15. 

Scottie Phillips makes his way toward the endzone. Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.

Phillips made 10 starts for the Rebels in 2018 and was on pace to finish with 1,000+ yards on the season before missing the final three games of the season due to injury. He finished with 928 yards on 153 carries and 14 total touchdowns.

The last Ole Miss player to win the Maxwell award was Eli Manning during his All America 2003 senior season. He was the first Ole Miss player to receive the award.

The Maxwell Award has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937. The award was named after Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell and the Maxwell Football Club was founded in 1935, becoming the oldest football club in the United States.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on Oct. 29, while the three finalists will be announced on Nov. 25. The winner of the award will be announced during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.

Phillips and the rest of his teammates kick off the season on the road versus the Memphis Tigers at 11 a.m. on ABC.