Zonovan Knight’s impressive start to his N.C. State football career hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The Wolfpack running back and Southern Nash’s all-time leading rusher has been named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented each season to the most outstanding player in college football.

Knight, who is entering his third season with the Wolfpack, currently holds the most yards per carry average in program history at 5.49 yards per attempt, for rushers with at least 200 carries.

Knight also ranks third among returning ACC players in rushing yards (1,533), is tied for fourth in touchdowns scored (16) and third in all-purpose yards (2,043).

The running back has led the Wolfpack in rushing each of the past two seasons.