As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 10 of the 2020 campaign, the Maxwell Football Club announced its latest Maxwell Award Player of the Week and Bednarik Award Player of the Week.
The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense, or special teams. The Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week, meanwhile, will be honored for outstanding defensive play.
This week’s Maxwell Award went to Florida quarterback Kyle Trask who threw for 474 yards and four touchdowns in a big win over the Georgia Bulldogs.
Defensively, linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah of Notre Dame picked up the honor after recording nine tackles, 2.5 stops for loss, a half-sack, a forced fumble, and fumble return for a touchdown in an upset win over Clemson.
Additional information on the Week 9 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Kyle Trask – QB – Florida
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has been named Maxwell Award Player of the Week after leading the Gators past Georgia last Saturday in Jacksonville. Trask became the first player in SEC history to throw four touchdown passes in five consecutive games. That the latest effort came against the talented Bulldog D to seize control of the SEC East Division made it extra special. The Gators applied the knockout punch in the first half, and Trask went on to finish 30-of-43 for 474 yards, those four scoring strikes and a pick. It’s been 20 years since the Bulldogs have allowed that many passing yards in a game.
Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame
Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week following Saturday’s win over No. 1 ranked Clemson. The Tigers 36-game regular season winning streak ended in South Bend, and while there were 87 combined points in the double-overtime thriller, the Irish defense played well in the box… particularly Owusu-Koramoah. The playmaking rover operates like a guided missile, who also happens to be shooting up NFL Draft boards. In Saturday’s upset, Owusu-Koramoah helped hold the top-ranked Tigers to one yard a carry while making nine tackles, 2.5 stops for loss, a half-sack, forcing a fumble and returning another for a score.