Elijah Moore continues to rack up the honors and praise.
On Wednesday, the junior wide receiver was announced as a addition to the Maxwell Award Watch List, which is given each year to college football’s top player.
This comes just after Moore topped 1,000 receiving yards, making him the fourth Rebel to do so and the fastest to reach the 1K mark.
The full release can be read below.
PHILADELPHIA – Ole Miss junior wide receiver Elijah Moore has been added to the Maxwell Award watch list, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club Wednesday.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won last year’s Maxwell Award.
Moore, also a member of the Biletnikoff Award watch list, leads the country in both receiving yards (1,054) and receptions (74). He has more yards thru the first seven games of the season than any receiver in SEC history. He ranks No. 4 nationally with eight receiving touchdowns and No. 14 in all-purpose yards (159.3 ypg).
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native has recorded 10 or more receptions in six of the seven games this season. He became the first receiver in Ole Miss history to accomplish that feat in four straight contests earlier this season.
Moore is the only Rebel in school history to surpass the 200-yard receiving mark three times in a career, all of which have come in 2020 for the junior. A.J. Brown is the only other Rebel to accomplish this feat multiple times. Brown had a 200-yard game once in 2017 and then again in 20