According to certain college football connoisseurs, this resume belongs to one of the 75 best players in the country:
He completed 138 of 245 passes for 1,254 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions in his rookie season.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: Jimmy Clausen has been named to the 2008 Maxwell Award Watch List.
In case your memory needs refreshing, here’s a taste of the stuff that legends are made from.
Don’t forget, that’s all a part of this stellar performance: “Clausen ranks second on Notre Dame’s freshman quarterback single-season lists for completions, attempts, yards and completion percentage.” Jimmy, you did a heckuva job.
The sad thing is, if Notre Dame goes to a bowl game this year, he’s a lock to be a preseason Heisman favorite in ’09.