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Khalil Tate named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Posted at 8:02 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 23:02:55-04

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate has been named the Maxwell Award watch list, which is given to the best player in college football. 

Tate is coming off a 2017 season during which he came alive during the month of October.

In Week 6, he took over for Brandon Dawkins and broke the FBS quarterback rushing record when he scampered for 327 yards in a 45-42 win over the Colorado Buffaloes.

Tate became the first player in conference history to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week four straight weeks. Arizona was 4-0 during that stretch and entered the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2015.

In total, the dual-threat QB completed 111 of 179 passes (62 percent) for 1,591 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions plus rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tate was named the No. 4 player in college football by Sports Illustrated and a third-team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports.