Quarterbacks C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), Caleb Williams (USC) and Hendon Hooker (Tennessee) are finalists for the Maxwell Award, given to the “player of the year” in college football, ESPN announced Tuesday, along with the rest of the National College Football Awards Association finalists. Here’s what you need to know:

Stroud has passed for 3,340 yards with 37 touchdowns and six interceptions this year.

Williams has passed for 3,712 yards with 34 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has 10 rushing touchdowns.

Hooker’s season ended earlier this month with a torn ACL. He passed for 3,135 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions — and had five rushing touchdowns — before the injury.

Recent winners of the Maxwell Award include Alabama QB Bryce Young in 2021, then-Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith in 2020 and then-LSU QB Joe Burrow in 2019. All three also won the Heisman Trophy.