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Austin Hill named to Maxwell Award watch list

The Maxwell Football Club announced on Monday that Arizona football senior receiver Austin Hill is on the watch list of the Maxwell Award, given annually to the college player of the year.

Hill missed the 2013 season with a knee injury, but in 2012 led the Wildcats in receiving with 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2012, he was a Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist, All-Pac-12 Second-Team and Phil Steele Fourth-Team All-America.

In 2012, Hill was also second in the Pac-12 in total receiving yards (1,364) and yards per game (104.9). He had a career-high 11 catches for 165 yards at Stanford and tallied 259 yards on 10 catches in the 39-36 win over No. 10 USC.

The Maxwell award is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell and has been given to the best college football player since 1937.