LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Some of Louisville's best players are being considered for national honors by the Maxwell Football Club. Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Monday was named a candidate for the Maxwell Award that is given to college football's top player. The selection is among several expected for the Miami native after he threw for 27 touchdowns and helped the Cardinals finish 11-2 last season. Louisville and win the Sugar Bowl, where Bridgewater earned MVP honors. Cardinal safeties Hakeem Smith and junior safety Calvin Pryor were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive player. Semifinalists for both awards will be announced on Oct. 29 with finalists to be named on Nov. 25 and the winners revealed on Dec. 12.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)