Stanford junior wide receiver Ty Montgomery and senior defensive end Josh Mauro have been added to Watch lists for respective national awards.
Montgomery proved to be the difference-maker in last Saturday's 31-28 win over 15th-ranked Washington for the fifth-ranked Cardinal. The junior, who was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, amassed 290 all-purpose yards including a school-record 204 kickoff return yards.
Through five games Montgomery leads Stanford with 23 receptions for 383 yards (16.7 yards per catch) and five touchdowns. He leads one of the country's most prolific kick return units with 436 yards on 16 attempts, an average of 33.5 yards per return.
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.
Mauro burst onto the scene in week two of the season with an impressive performance at Army with a team-high seven tackles including six solo efforts against the Black Knight's run-heavy scheme.
The next week, against Arizona State, Mauro had a key sack while also returning an interception 25 yards to set up a Stanford touchdown.
For the season Mauro has 17 tackles with four for a loss of 29 yards including three sacks.
The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69' and the NFL Hall of Fame 67'.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced on Oct. 29 and three finalists for each award will be announced Nov. 25. The winners of the 2013 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will be held on Dec. 12.
The undefeated Cardinal puts its 5-0 record on the line Saturday when it takes on host Utah in a Pac-12 game televised on the Pac-12 Networks at 3 p.m.
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