Hutchinson named to Maxwell Award watch list

Oct 3, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson (8) runs up field for a touchdown and putting the Cyclones in the lead 22-20 during their football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State would go on to defeat Oklahoma 37-30. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson has been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the outstanding player in college football.

Hutchinson, a Jacksonville, Florida, native, earned First Team All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight season in 2021. He broke the ISU single-season record and led the Big 12 Conference with 83 catches.

Hutchinson finished just short of 1,000 receiving yards (987) and had five touchdown receptions last season, running his career marks to 147 receptions, 1,758 yards and nine touchdowns. He leads all active Big 12 receivers in career receptions (T-14th nationally) and receiving yards (18th nationally).

Hutchinson was 23rd nationally in receptions per game (6.4) and owns an active streak of 25-straight games with a reception. His best performance came against Oklahoma State with career highs in catches (12) and receiving yards (125).

Iowa State opens the season Saturday, Sept. 3 against Southeast Missouri at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium. Football season tickets are on sale now for as low as $249 or $35 per game. Join Cyclone Nation this fall by clicking here.

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