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Maryland junior QB Taulia Tagovailoa named to Maxwell Award watch list

The University of Maryland announced Monday that junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was named to the 85th annual Maxwell Award watch list.

The award is given to the top player in the FBS regardless of position.

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Tagovailoa is the first Terp since former running back Anthony McFarland in 2019and first Maryland quarterback since Danny O’Brien in 2011 to make the Maxwell Award watch list.

Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, throwing the ball during spring practice in April, is the first Maryland signal caller since Danny O’Brien in 2011 to make the Maxwell Award watch list.
Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, throwing the ball during spring practice in April, is the first Maryland signal caller since Danny O’Brien in 2011 to make the Maxwell Award watch list. (Maryland Athletics)

Tagovailoa appeared in four games for the Terps during the 2020 season, throwing for 1,011 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, led the Big Ten with 13.48 yards per completion.

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Tagovailoa’s best game of a shortened 2020 season was an overtime victory over Minnesota when he threw for 394 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while recording a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Maryland kicks off the 2021 season at home against West Virginia on Sept. 4.

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