Maxwell Football Club to promote Schneider Scale during 2017 season


Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club

PHILADELPHIA – During the 2017 college football season the Maxwell Football Club will be promoting the Schneider Scale which is a tool to evaluate and quantify performance at different position groups on both offense and defense. The scale was developed by Henry Schneider a graduate student at the University of Alabama in 2015.

The Schneider Scale was developed as an analytical tool to rank players regardless of position. Schneider Scale rankings will be released each Wednesday during the college football season. The scale is not used as a factor in determining the winner of The Maxwell or Chuck Bednarik awards.

“For the last four years we have been very fortunate to have some incredibly talented student interns from various universities working with the Maxwell Football Club.” said MFC Executive Director Mark Wolpert. “We believe it is important to give students an opportunity to take their classroom learning into real world situations and this year is no exception. The Schneider Scale is a unique rating system that our student interns will manage along with associated social media during the 2017 season. The scale will allow fans to see performance comparisons across all position groups which we feel will generate discussion and excitement for the student athletes. While the scale is not an official component of the Maxwell or Bednarik Award selection process we do believe it is a great tool for fans to gain a better understanding of performance related metrics in college football.

In recent years the Maxwell Football Club has offered intern opportunities to students from Temple University, Syracuse University, Duquesne University and the University of Alabama. Students interested in future internship opportunities should contact Mark Wolpert mwolpert@maxwellfootballclub.org.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced October 30, 2017, while the three finalists for each award will be unveiled November 20, 2017. The winners of the 2017 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on December 7, 2017. The formal presentations of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on March 9, 2018.


 

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