J.P. Wilson on Maxwell Watch List

For all the J.P. Wilson haters, Wilson is getting more preseason attention. I’m curious why all the experts are putting Wilson as one of the better quarterbacks in the nation, but fans (UA and AU fans) are the most vocal critics of the senior.

More information on the award and watch list is contained below. So, what do you think? Will Wilson have a standout year?

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(UA) TUSCALOOSA–University of Alabama senior quarterback John Parker Wilson has been named to the preseason watch list for the 72nd Maxwell Award, the Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski announced today.

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. Wilson was one of 76 college football players named to the preseason watch list on Wednesday.

Wilson has been UA’s starter at quarterback in each of the last two seasons. He has thrown for 5,651 yards in his career with 37 total touchdown passes. Wilson is closing in on Brodie Croyle’s school records for career passing yardage (6,382) and career TD passes (41). Wilson also owns Alabama single-season records for total offense, total plays, pass attempts, completions and touchdowns.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced in early November and three finalists for each award will be announced November 25th. The winners of the 2008 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City on March 6, 2009.

The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club’s Selection Committee. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA Sports Information Directors, Head Coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for these awards.

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  1. 1
    Kevin

    I hear he’s also on the T-town PD’s “watch list” for another DUI as well.

    He can be on all the “watch lists” you want, but the boy will never play a down as a starting QB in the NFL. And that is the only “list” that truly matters.

  2. 2
    Daddio

    History is history. He has struggled in big game situations, has confidence problems at times, mis-reads coverage and dumps the ball a lot. The passing looks OK on paper, but check the YAK’s. He would have been a great option QB but was wasted in a pro set when we had a poor Oline. That was not his fault. By the way, one of 76 is nothing to get excited about, just more off-season filler.

  3. 3
    Kenny

    How is starting in the NFL the most important thing for a college football player? There have been plenty of great college players that never started in the NFL. Of course, unfortunately for JP he is no great college football player.

    I am with Daddio being on the watch list means nothing. They put every senior QB on this list. I think the most probable and best thing that could happen would be for him to be as good as he was in his sophmore season.

  4. 5
    Shanehaters

    Does 1 of 76 Really mean 1 of the best to you guys? THOSE CRIMSON COLORED GLASSES ARE REALLY FOGGY NOW
    are you guys still trying to get his lil brother in bamma?

  5. 6
    capstonereport

    John Parker Wilson is also on the Unitas Watch List, and was one of the Top 15 QB’s expected in the next draft by a couple of different sources, including a story on NFL.com.

    Contrary to what a few Auburn and lots of Alabama fans say, some people think Wilson has potential. Maybe. 🙂

  6. 8
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    I love JPW. I hope he stays at bama for ten more years. Boy, he can really fling that ball….into the stands on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th down. hehehehe

  7. 9
    Kevin

    Kenny,

    Buy a clue, man. Why do you think these kids play college ball? For the pure love of the game? NO. They are trying to get to the NFL and make big bucks. If you STILL need that explained to you in this day and age, then you are truly blind.

    You DO realize that your beloved Coach Nicky dangles the NFL at EVERY kid he recruits, don’t you? He’s not exactly selling them on the “glory” of playing for UAT.

    Some things shouldn’t need to be explained.

  8. 10
    SHANEHATERS

    Oh ok 15 Good for him I hope he wins I really do. I love CFB SEC FB to be exact
    I enjoyed watching LSU win BCS and FLorida… so REALLY! I hope he wins it!

  9. 11
    007

    It literally crushes the Barnies after getting word that an Alabama is receiving some type of positive recognition (Number 1 recruiting class>Better character/JPW on a prestigious list>won’t win).

    When Kodi Burns, the guy who gave an all-out unforgettable performance against the likes of MSU and NMSU, receives recognition, then you’re more than welcome to talk. Same thing goes with 1/2 star recruits of worthy character (whose only offer was API), then we’ll talk.

    Otherwise, suck that bottle a little harder, crybabies!

  10. 12
    Sorrow Free Trial

    Tech fans should pop those overly inflated heads of theirs because this is something they must accustom themselves to once again (seeing more Alabama and less Alabama Tech). Key word: ONCE AGAIN!

  11. 14
    AUGirl

    And what kind of Performance did Parker Wilson give against MSU? Kodi Burns gave an unforgettable performance against the likes of Florida and Clemson as well. On top of that he was a “True Freshman” and wasn’t the starter. 007, your statement has no relevancy. And please don’t address me back…every since you called me a “Whore” I have no respect for anything you say and feel you are a disgrace to the entire Bama fanbase.

  12. 15
    bman

    i think 007 makes a very valid point shane lover, and seeing how each of his posts flames you up, i’d say it’s the truth that’s striking your match. eventually he’s going to incinerate you to the core. the truth hurts/kills, doesn’t it.

    count this as my signature:

  13. 16
    IhateGeorgeW.

    JPW ON THE MAXWELL WATCH LIST!!! ARE MY EYES DECEIVING ME????

    Oh well, he’ll still out-perform API’s beloved bust, Kodi Burns. By the way, didn’t Kodi have character issues in high school? Someone should warn him about Tuberville’s strict no character policy and the consequences and repercussions that come with the territory. Just ask Trey Blackmon.

  14. 18
    SHANEHATERS-aka APIman

    I dont get flamed up bman,his posts are collected thoughts from other bloggers minds and for him to call AUGirl the name he did based on what she has blogged shows his true ignorance. I ll tell ya what go back and read Their blogs before you are also branded “IDIOT”
    She is VERY knowledgable and versed!
    I ll let you form your own opinion of them both….

  15. 20
    tmc1

    AuGirl,
    Unforgetable?
    Sorry Sister. You just dropped the bar of expectations so low a pygmy contortionist dwarf couldnt get under it.

  16. 24
    Ballplay Indian

    J.P. is a decent QB. Yes you read it right. It aint always the QBs fault when things go south. For example. Yalls line didnt protect him that well. Your recievers halfway played with half of an effort.( D.J. and K.B.).. Yeah he had a few bad series, but it wasnt all his fault. I tell you that it is sad to see people wanting to behead a 20 year old for doing something that 99.99999999% of couldnt dream of doing. Being a Q.B. in the SEC is as tough as it gets. If he gets protection and a decent effort fromm his recievers, then he could have a special year. But he wont beat Auburn.

  17. 25
    Shanehaters

    TMC1 Amendment 4 is the voting BY AUBBIES
    to change our name to ALABAM POLYTECH INSTITUTE…hell we had 3 names before Auburn and you guys chose the coolest to call us and i like it

    WAR POLYTECH!!

    its like the age old question
    Do ya wanna go home and tell your MOM you got your ass kicked by a NERD?
    or a POLYTECH 🙂

  18. 26
    Shanehaters

    swear I as An AUburn FAN wanna bring to motion that we officially start calling OURSELVES..ALABAMA POLYTECH!! if thats all you guys can call us Hell it dont sound that bad >>>CMON GUYS LIKE SNACTCH THAT FROM THEM TOO!!!!!! VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 4

    SHANEHATERS Says:
    July 5th, 2008 at 11:57 am
    i correct my own self ALonzo!!!!
    CMON GUYS LETS SNATCH THAT FROM THEM TOO!
    VOTE YES AMENDMENT 4

    SHANEHATERS Says:
    July 5th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    THINK ABOUT WHATS WORSE

    Mom, we got beat by AUburn again today!

    OOORRRR

    Mom,we got beat my Alabama Polytech again!

    Yes I know its like 14 times in row
    SHUT-UP MOM!!!!!!

    Sissys

  19. 28
    tideindenial

    Ive been watching this overrated QB out of high school make one stupid throw after another. Sometimes he looks like Brodie Croyle…lol..and other times he looks like …He is so inconsistent at times with his decisions and throwing into coverage while other receivers are wide open. JPW..I love ya man but you must be thinking..”me, me, I got nominated.” I know youre embarrassed but maybe you can regroup and make yourself a worthy nominee.

  20. 30
    SHANEHATERS is a BLOGGER

    HERE I AM !!! LOOK AT ME SHANE! I LOVE YOU! PLEASE PLEASE! ACKNOWLEDGEN ME SHANE! I WANT TO BE YOUR FISHING BUDDY SHANE!

  21. 32
    Shanehaters A-K-A APIman

    Hey shanehaters a-k-a look at me you a blogger and please dont take my man
    dude you sick and stoopid and this is the last time i even acknowledge you
    but keep on im sure there are others who are amused by your stupidity,hell i am,just aint gonna holla back atcha sister gurl!

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