Golson on Maxwell Award Watch List with Seminoles

everett-golsonFormer Myrtle Beach High and Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson hasn’t taken his first snap for the Florida State Seminoles but he is already up for a major national award.

Golson earned a spot on the Maxwell Award preseason watch list after transferring to FSU as a graduate student. After four seasons at Notre Dame, which included a redshirt campaign in 2011, Golson will vie for the starting quarterback job at FSU.

Golson started 23 games at quarterback for the Irish over two seasons leading Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama in 2012. The Myrtle Beach native threw for more than 5,800 yards with 41 touchdowns at Notre Dame while completing 59.5 percent of his pass attempts.

Last year, Golson threw for 3,445 yards becoming just the fourth quarterback in Notre Dame history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in a single-season. He was also responsible for 37 total touchdowns (29 passing and eight rushing). Golson was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award in 2014.

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