Houston running back Charles Sims, known for his bursts of speed and electrifying play-making ability, has earned a spot on the Maxwell Award watch list.
The list, which is put together by the Maxwell Football Club’s selection committee, evaluates past performance and future potential and has been awarded to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate football player dating back to 1937.
After redshirting in 2010, Sims rushed for 821 yards on just 110 carries (7.5 yards per carry) while catching 51 passes for 575 yards last season on top of being named a C-USA First Team All-American in 2011.
The junior has compiled more than 2,300 total yards and accounted for 23 touchdowns since his freshman season.
This is the fourth consecutive season UH has been featured on the list, the previous three seasons being highlighted by former quarterback Case Keenum.
SMU running back Zach Line is the only other C-USA player featured on this year’s list.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 29, and three finalists will be unveiled on Nov. 19. On Dec. 6, the winner will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show.