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Pitt WR Maurice Ffrench on Maxwell Award Watch List



Pitt wide receiver and kick returner Maurice Ffrench has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the best all-around college football player in the country.

The Maxwell Award is judged by a panel of media, coaches and the members of the Maxwell Football Club and is named after former college football player, coach and sportswriter Robert Maxwell.

Ffrench, a senior, played in all 14 games for Pitt in the 2018 season. He caught 35 passes for 515 yards and was second on the team in both categories. He also had 164 rushing yards on 19 carries and 547 yards on 20 kick returns. He scored two touchdowns rushing, six receiving and two returning, tied for second on the team in total touchdowns.

The New Brunswick, New Jersey native leads all Pitt returning players in all-purpose yards with 1,224 and was second on the team only to senior running back Qadree Ollison a year ago.

Two Pitt players have won the Maxwell Award in the past: running back Tony Dorsett in 1976 and defensive end Hugh Green in 1980.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the award after the 2018 season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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