Georgia Tech Football: TaQuon Marshall added to Maxwell Award watch list

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback TaQuon Marshall
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback TaQuon Marshall /

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall has been added to the Maxwell Award watch list.

Georgia Tech starting quarterback TaQuon Marshall has been getting plenty of national attention over the past few weeks for his stellar performance through the Jackets first four games of the season.

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On Friday, Marshall was added to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell award is annually given out to the nation’s best football player in the eyes of the Maxwell Football Club. No Yellow Jacket has ever won the award.

So far this season, Marshall has accounted for 333 passing yards and 523 rushing yards to go along with 12 total touchdowns (nine rushing, three passing). Marshall broke out on the national scene on Labor Day against the Tennessee Volunteers. Against the Volunteers, Marshall rushed 249-yards and five touchdowns on 44-carries. He also had a season-high 120-yards through the air. It remains his signature game of the season so far.

Since the Tennessee game, Marshall has continued being a dynamic quarterback, with 213 passing yards and 274 rushing yards. While he has not put up the yardage he did against Tennessee, Marshall has maintained similar yards per carrying numbers with an average of 4.7 through the last three games.

During the Maxwell Award’s preseason watch list, former Tech b-back Dedrick Mills was listed. Obviously, with his dismissal from the program, Mills has been removed from the watch list.

Marshall and the Yellow Jackets have a bye week this weekend but will return to the gridiron on October 14th against the Miami Hurricanes. If the Jackets hope to be playing for an ACC Championship, Marshall will have to begin to replicate his Tennessee game as the Jackets face four ranked teams in their last seven games.