Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and receiver Da'Rick Rogers joined Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in being named to the watch list for the 77th annual Maxwell Award.
The trio was part of a group of 65 players selected as contenders for the prestigious honor, which goes out annually to college football's most outstanding player.
Despite playing in just 16 games, including 12 starts, Bray already ranks among UT's career passing leaders. He's seventh on the Vols' all-time list in touchdowns (35), tenth in completions (272) and yards (3,832). He's 8-4 in his career as a starter and owns the school record with ten consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes.
Rogers was a first-team All-SEC selection after leading the conference in receiving yards (1,040) as a sophomore. He also finished second in the league with 67 catches and nine touchdowns.
Murray set a new Georgia record last season with 35 touchdown passes and 37 total touchdowns. He's the SEC's active leader in total offense, completions, touchdowns and passing yards.
In all 13 SEC players were on the list, including Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and running back Eddie Lacy.
Peyton Manning is the only Tennessee player to ever win the Maxwell Award (1997), while Charley Trippi (1946) and Herschel Walker (1982) have both won it at Georgia.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 29, and the three finalists will be unveiled on Nov. 19. The winner of the 2012 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 6, 2012.
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