Arizona Wildcats running back Ka’Deem Carey is one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Tuesday morning.
The award goes to the top player in college football.
Carey, the 2012 NCAA rushing champ, leads the nation in rushing again this season, averaging 153.3 yards per game.
Carey is one of four running backs on the list of semifinalist, joined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Washington’s Bishop Sankey and Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk.
The three finalists will be announced Nov. 25 and the winner will be announced Dec. 12.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the award last year.
Here is the full list of 16 semifinalists:
QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona
QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
QB AJ McCarron, Alabama
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia
QB Bryce Petty, Baylor
WR Bishop Sankey, Washington
RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State