Players of the Week

Maxwell Football Club Announces Week Five Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Dorian Thompson-Robinson – QB – UCLA

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after propelling the Bruins to a big win over #15 Washington 40-32. The 6-1, 205-pound senior quarterback was the definition of a dual threat in this week’s action. Thompson-Robinson went 24-of-33 passes for 315 yds, and 3 touchdowns, while tacking on another 53 yards on the ground and another touchdown. Thompson-Robinson and the #18 Bruins look to keep their undefeated season alive as they host #11 Utah on Saturday.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Clark Phillips – DB – Utah

University of Utah defensive back Clark Phillips was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Saturday’s 42-16 win over Oregon State. The 5-10, 183-pound sophomore paved the way for the Utes recording three tackles, and three of Utah’s four total interceptions in the game, including one pick-six for 38 yards. Phillips is currently tied for first nationally with four interceptions on the season. Phillips and the #11 Utes look forward to a high-powered matchup on this road this Saturday at #18 UCLA.

       

 

Maxwell Football Club Announces Week Three Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Hendon Hooker– QB – Tennessee

University of Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week after propelling the Volunteers to a big win over #20 Florida 38-33. The six-foot-four, 218-pound senior quarterback was the definition of a dual threat in this week’s action. Hooker went 22-of-28 passes for 349 yards. He has two touchdowns, while tacking on another 112 yards on the ground and another touchdown. Hooker became the first Tennessee quarterback to record a 300 yard passing/100 yard rushing game since Joshua Dobbs on October 10th, 2015 against Georgia. The Volunteers head into a bye week before heading to LSU on October 8th.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Ivan Pace Jr. – LB – Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following the Bearcats’ 45-24 win over Indiana on Saturday.  The six foot, 235-pound senior linebacker paved the way for the Bearcats recording 15 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and three QB hurries. Pace has led Cincinnati in tackles each game this season and his 11.0 TFLs through four games lead the nation. He also ranks top five in tackles per game (11.5) and total sacks (4.5) for the Bearcats who are 3-1. Pace and the Bearcats head to Tulsa on Saturday to take on the Golden Hurricane.

 

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Maxwell Football Club Announces Week Three Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Bo Nix – QB – Oregon

University of Oregon quarterback Bo Nix has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after propelling the Ducks to a big win over #12 BYU 41-20. The 6-2, 213-pound senior quarterback went 13-18 for 222 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, while also accounting for 3 touchdowns on the ground for the Ducks. Nix became the first Oregon QB with three rushing TDs and two passing TDs in a game since Marcus Mariota on Dec. 5, 2014. Nix and the Ducks look ahead to Saturday’s road matchup against the Washington State Cougars in Pullman.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Daiyan Henley – LB – Washington State

Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Saturday’s 38-7 win over Colorado State. The 6-2, 232-pound linebacker accounted for 13 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. Henley is fourth in the Pac-12 in tackles, leads in sacks and tackles-for-loss, and is tied for lead in forced fumbles. Henley and the Cougars look ahead to a tough matchup with Oregon in Pullman.

     

Maxwell Football Club Announces Week Two Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Caleb Williams – QB – USC

USC quarterback Caleb Williams has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after leading the Trojans to a 41-28 win over the Stanford Cardinal. In game two of his sophomore campaign at USC, the 6-1, 215-pound quarterback went 20-27 for 341 passing yards with 4 TD. Williams’ performance helped the Trojans jump to #7 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Williams connected with his favorite target Jordan Addison for most of the day tallying 7 receptions for 182 yards and 2 TD’s. Williams on the Trojans win was quoted as saying, “all 11 guys on one page, everybody did his job,” which can be hoped for this weekend as the Trojans take on Fresno State this Saturday.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Drew Sanders – LB – Arkansas

University of Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Saturday’s 44-30 win over South Carolina. Sanders, the 6-5, 233-pound junior, recorded 11 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a 1 pass breakup to add immense amounts of pressure to the Gamecock offense. Behind Sanders’ performance, the Razorbacks ranked #10 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Coach Pittman commented on Sanders’ growth since he transferred in from Alabama this spring by saying, “If you see today versus when he first came in the spring, you’d think you had two totally different people,” which creates a lot of faith for the Razorback’s linebacker in the future. Arkansas looks ahead this Saturday to their matchup with Missouri State in Fayetteville.

     

 

Maxwell Football Club Announces Week One Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Drake Maye – QB – North Carolina

University of North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after propelling the Tar Heels to a late game thriller win over Appalachian State 63-61. Entering his redshirt freshman season, the 6-4.5, 220-pound quarterback went 24-35 for 352 passing yards with 4 TD, while adding 12 carries on the ground for 76 yards and a touchdown. In an article published by the Charlotte Observer, Coach Mack Brown was quoted as saying, ““When you’ve got a great quarterback, you’ve got a chance,” Brown said. “And Drake is a great quarterback, who will only get better,” and sure enough, he showed up to play on Saturday in Boone.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Joey Porter – DB – Penn State

Penn State defensive back Joey Porter was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Thursday’s win over Purdue. The 6’2 198-pound redshirt junior starred in the week 1 matchup with 8 solo tackles, a career-high 6 pass breakups, and his first career fumble recovery. Porter’s six pass breakups set a school record and tied a Big Ten record for the most pass breakups in a single game. The six pass breakups are tied for the most in a single game for an FBS player since Houston’s William Jackson III had seven against Temple in 2015.

 

 

Maxwell Football Club Announces Week 0 Players of the Week

Each week during the 2022 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch list.

 Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Mike Wright – QB – Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt quarterback Mike Wright has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after leading the Commodores to a 63-10 win over Hawaii. Entering his junior season, the 6-4, 195-pound dual threat had a great opening game. Wright went 13-of-21 for 146 yards and 2 TDs, while also adding 13 carries on the ground for 163 yards and 2 more touchdowns. In a press conference from 247Sports, head coach Clark Lea sounded off on the performance by saying, “Mike was able to show the things that make him a unique competitor and a unique player” and Wright will be a key piece of the Commodore offensive moving forward.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Jartavius Martin – DB – Illinois

Illinois cornerback Jartavius Martin was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Saturday’s win over Wyoming. Martin starred in the opener while totaling a team-high 7 tackles, with 5 of them being solo tackles, and tacking on 3 pass breakups against the Cowboys. Martin and the Illini created havoc on the defensive side of the ball by not allowing a touchdown.

 

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