Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club
PHILDELPHIA – Each week during the 2017 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.
The players of the week for week seven are:
Maxwell Award Player of the Week – Will Grier – West Virginia
Grier was slinging the ball all over the field this week as West Virginia downed Texas Tech Saturday. The aerial assault was in full effect as he completed 32-of-41 attempts for 352 yards and five touchdowns.
Grier will lead the Mountaineers again this weekend as they look to avoid a slip-up on the road against the Baylor Bears.
Bednarik Player of the Week – Devin White – LSU
White was seemingly everywhere this Saturday as he led the LSU defense in an upset win over Auburn in Death Valley. He racked up a career-high 15 tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss. He was part of a unit that held Auburn to just 64 total yards in the second half allowing the offense to make the 20-point comeback.
White will look to keep up the momentum as the Tigers travel to Oxford to take on Ole Miss this Saturday.
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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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