From TCU Media Relations:
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate player.
The Maxwell Award is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell and has been awarded every year since 1937.
Pachall set TCU single-season records last year for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and passing yards (2,921), while his 25 touchdown passes placed second behind only Andy Dalton (27, 2010). Dalton was a 2010 Maxwell Award semifinalist.
Pachall ranked 12th nationally, and third among non-juniors and seniors, in passing efficiency with a 157.98 rating in 2011. He was the Walter Camp National Player of the Week after career-high totals of 473 yards passing (24-of-37) and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at No. 5 Boise State. The 473 yards passing were the most by a TCU quarterback in the 11-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson and the second-best total in school history. The five touchdown passes tied a TCU single-game record shared by three others.