The preseason accolades keep rolling in for junior fullback, Jared Hassin. This spring he was named to Phil Steele's 2010 Preseason All-Independent Second Team.
The 6-foot-3, 235 pounder from Delafield (WI) showed his net worth in 2010 as he rushed for 1,013 yard, 9 touchdowns. along with 12 receptions for 154 yards in his first full season with the Army Black Knights.
He sat out in 2009 under NCAA transfer guidelines, as he spent a few at the Air Force Academy prior to decided to transfer to West Point and play for Army.
Hassin's combination of strength and speed to go along with his athletic ability have resulted in him being named to the Maxwell Award Watch List according to an announcement by the Maxwell Football Club.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell will be announced October 31st and the three finalists for each award will be unveiled November 21st.
The winners of the 2011 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on December 8th.
All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards.
The Maxwell Award has been given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell.
The Black Knights open their third season under Head Coach Rich Ellerson when they visit Northern Illinois on Sept. 3.