Louisiana-Lafayette using behind Elijah McGuire creates Maxwell Award watch list

July 5, 2016 - running watch

LAFAYETTE — For a second uninterrupted year, Louisiana-Lafayette using behind Elijah McGuire landed on a preseason watch list for a Maxwell Award.

The Maxwell Award has been given annually to college football’s Player of a Year given 1937. It has never left to a actor from a Louisiana college or university.

With hostile defenses focused on interlude him, McGuire had a down year by his standards in 2015, though he still eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards and averaged 5 yards per carry.

He became a second actor in propagandize story to rush for 1,000 yards in uninterrupted seasons, fasten Tyrell Fenroy, and a initial Cajuns using behind to record 100 career receptions.

Going into his comparison season, McGuire is third on a Cajuns’ all-time rushing list, behind Fenroy and Brian Mitchell. He needs 1,462 rushing yards to transcend Fenroy as a school’s all-time leader.

The Houma local could also moment a school’s top-10 in career receiving yards if he picks adult 487 yards receiving this season. McGuire’s career high in receiving yards is 468.

McGuire is a usually active college football actor with 3,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his career.

McGuire was one of 4 Sun Belt Conference using backs on a list, that was expelled Tuesday.

Joining him on a 90-player watch list from a Sun Belt Conference were Georgia Southern’s Matt Breida, Appalachian State’s Marcus Cox and New Mexico State’s Larry Rose III.

Former Alabama using behind Derrick Henry won a endowment final season, imprinting usually a second time given 2003 a endowment had left to a non-quarterback.

Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey are a returning Maxwell Award finalists. Baylor and Clemson any put 3 players on a watch list.

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