Wesley On Maxwell Award Watch List
July 5, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- TCU tailback Ed Wesley has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented to the nation's outstanding collegiate football player.
Wesley, a semifinalist for the 2010 Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back, rushed for 1,078 yards last season to become the first Horned Frog to top 1,000 yards since Robert Merrill (1,107) in 2003.
A junior from Irving, Texas, Wesley also led TCU with 11 rushing touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He ran for more than 100 yards four times and reached the end zone in eight of TCU's 13 games.
Wesley ran for a career-best and TCU season-high 209 yards, including two touchdowns, in a 38-7 win over Air Force. He single-handedly outrushed (209-184) a Falcon team that entered the game as the nation's leading ground attack at 346.9 yards per game. It was the 24th 200-yard game in TCU history and the 20th-best single-game total.
Wesley ran for 134 yards against Oregon State and 165 versus Baylor. He also had a 115-yard effort in a win over Wyoming.