Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Penn State's Redd added to Maxwell Award watch list

Penn State running back Silas Redd was added on Wednesday to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, the end-of-the-year award given to the nation's top football player.

Penn State's Redd added to Maxwell Award watch list

Penn State running back Silas Redd was added on Wednesday to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, the end-of-the-year award given to the nation's top football player. 

The talented sophomore from Norwalk, Conn. leads the Big Ten with 869 rushing yards and is third in the conference with 108.6 yards per game. Redd, who rushed for a career-high 164 yards against Northwestern on Saturday, has the second-most rushing yards (566) in the nation in October, trailing only Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey (569).

Redd said on Wednesday that he sustained a "stinger" in the Nittany Lions' 34-24 win over the Wildcats, but will be ready to play against Illinois on Saturday.

--Jake Kaplan

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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