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