McCarron, Manziel, Winston named finalists for Maxwell, O'Brien awards
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston were named finalists for college player of the year.
Three quarterbacks were named finalists for the Maxwell Award, given anually to the "college player of the year," so it should come as little surprise that those same three players were named as the finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award; given to the nation's best quarterback.
All three players are in contention to collect some serious hardware in December, and it is unlikely that one player will sweep the honors reserved for elite quarterbacks. The Maxwell Award winner and Heisman Trophy winner were different last season, and any of these three could pop up as a first-team All-American on different lists next month.
The CBS Sports All-America Team will be revealed on Dec. 17 on CBS Sports Network. One of the names above is more likely to surface on that team than the quarterback on our 2013 Midseason All-America team, Marcus Mariota.
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