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Preseason Honors For UCLA Football's Perkins, Jack & Clark

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UCLA RB Paul Perkins is named to the Maxwell Award watch list while Myles Jack and Kenny Clark are named to the Bednarik Award watch list.

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UCLA RB Paul Perkins has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list while Myles Jack and Kenny Clark have been named to the Bednarik Award watch list.

The Maxwell Award is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. It has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell's contributions to the game of football were extensive, including time as a player, a sportswriter and an official.

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995. Chuck Bednarik, former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of '69 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of '67.

Both awards are presented by the Maxwell Football Club. They will both be presented at the National College Football Awards Association ceremony on December 10th at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta and the ceremony will air on ESPN.