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Andrew Maxwell | Quarterback

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 208

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Four Michigan State quarterbacks have been taking first team reps in practice, according to C Travis Jackson.
The four quarterbacks? senior Andrew Maxwell, redshirt sophomore Connor Cook, redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor, and true freshman Damion Terry. Head coach Mark Dantonio has stood by Maxwell's side despite less than adequate play, and it might be time to hand the opportunity to another passer. Thu, Sep 5, 2013 10:27:00 AM
Source: MLive

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Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio announced that senior Andrew Maxwell will remain the team's starting quarterback.

"We always felt Andrew was going to be our guy," Dantonio said, "but we wanted to provide that competitive level." Dantonio said he'll additionally find playing time for sophomore Connor Cook in Friday's opener against Western Michigan. Tyler O'Connor is also "in the mix," according to Dantonio. True freshman Damion Terry impressed in recent scrimmages, but he may be headed for a redshirt. Dantonio believes he has four "big-time" quarterbacks, so it'll be interesting to see how much leash he allots Maxwell if the senior's play reverts to its 2012 form.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Former Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins believes senior Andrew Maxwell will win the school's starting QB competition.

Maxwell did not have a strong season in 2012, and ended up on the bench during the final sections of the year. Head coach Mark Dantonio is saying all the right things when asked about his quarterbacks, stating the group is in "better shape" than it was heading into last year, but we will have to wait to see if that comes true.
Source: MLive
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio believes the school's QB situation is in "better shape" than it was for the 2012 season.

"We have four scholarship quarterbacks," Dantonio said. "We have a redshirt freshman who has a lot of practice experience, we have a dynamic freshman coming in, we have an experienced quarterback coming back that’s played in 13 games." Despite posting a below average year in 2013, senior Andrew Maxwell will likely open the season as the starter but could be pressed for that job.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Michigan State junior Andrew Maxwell "working his tail off" to remain the Spartans starting QB.

"I'm sure he's approaching this like this is his job, and that's the way it should be," quarterbacks coach Dave Warner said. "With all the confidence in the world that he's going to get better and then get this team back to where we belong." Maxwell was pulled from the team's bowl game after a poor performance.
Source: MLive
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio intends to stick with soon to be senior Andrew Maxwell as the school's starting QB.

"I will say this: Andrew Maxwell is still our No. 1 quarterback," Dantonio said. "I think he understands what to do, he needs to do things better at certain times, but that’s where I stand on that aspect." This is an early endorsement considering Dantonio pulled Maxwell during the team's bowl game. The Spartans passing offense was very poor in 2012, but that could partially be attributed to a young group of receivers.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 01:15:00 PM

After a shaky debut that included three first half interceptions, Michigan State junior QB Andrew Maxwell will be the center of attention in the Spartans' upcoming game against Central Michigan.

Maxwell should thank junior running back Le'Veon Bell for drawing all of the attention away from the quarterback position after Bell single-handedly made the offense move. The offseason reports on Maxwell were glowing, but his debut was not. Not only did the junior turn the ball over but he failed to recognize some presnap blitzes. Central Michigan sports a porous defense, so if Maxwell fails to turn his game around it will be cause for concern.
Source: MLive
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 10:12:00 AM

Michigan State junior CB Darqueze Denard said there is "really no drop-off" from former Spartans QB Kirk Cousins to current teammate Andrew Maxwell.

"Kirk was smarter and I guess he had more freelance for play-calling," Dennard said. "But I pretty much think they're neck and neck." Maxwell, a junior, is taking over for the departed Cousins and appears to be handling the starting role very well. The Spartans open against Boise State, and Maxwell needs to generate a solid rapport with a new cast of receivers.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 04:07:00 PM

Michigan State junior Andrew Maxwell is set to take over the starting QB role for the departed Kirk Cousins.

Maxwell did miss a significant portion of spring practice due to a sprained right knee but there should be not lingering issues heading into preseason practice. The Spartan has never started a game but has amassed 29 completions for 294 yards and a touchdown on 51 career throws. After losing their two top receivers to the NFL, Michigan State should rely on their sturdy junior running back LeVeon Bell to carry much of the offense.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 09:52:00 AM

Andrew Maxwell’s sprained right knee should be fully healed for June workouts.

Maxwell injured his knee during a spring scrimmage and was kept out of the spring game. The junior-to-be is taking for Kirk Cousins as the Spartans’ starting quarterback.
Thu, May 24, 2012 02:26:00 PM

Andrew Maxwell will not play in Michigan State’s spring game Saturday.

The Spartans' new starting quarterback sprained his right knee during an April 14 scrimmage and coach Mark Dantonio is doing the right thing in shutting down Maxwell. Connor Cook will see most of the work Saturday.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 10:09:00 AM

Andrew Maxwell’s sprained right knee may prevent him from playing the Spartans’ spring game on April 28.

Coach Mark Dantonio is going to handle Maxwell with kid gloves. As well he should because the junior is taking over for Kirk Cousins. MSU fans would like to see Maxwell perform in the spring game, but his being 100 percent healthy for the fall is a little more important.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 01:58:00 PM

After waiting three years for his chance, Andrew Maxwell is preparing to lead the Spartans.

Maxwell redshirted in 2009 before serving as Kirk Cousins’ backup the last two years. While Cousins set numerous MSU records, Maxwell does not feel any pressure in taking over the reins. Rather, he wants to establish his own identity in taking advantage of the opportunity. Maxwell, who played in four games last season, is 29-of-51 for 294 yards am 1/0 in his career.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:05:00 PM