As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 12 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 Georgia quarterback JT Daniels, who made his Bulldogs debut after transferring from USC and recovering from injury. Daniels tossed an impressive 401 yards and four touchdowns in his debut without any turnovers.
Defensively, Northwestern linebacker Blake Gallagher picked up the honor.
Additional information on the Week 11 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: JT Daniels – QB – Georgia
Daniels did something Saturday night that no other QB has… toss four touchdown passes in his Georgia debut. And it left a lot of Dawg fans wondering what might have been had the USC transfer been healthy and available all season. In his first action in well over a year, Daniels looked poised, sharp and in complete control of the offense, earning himself recognition as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week. He went 28-of-38 for 401 yards, those four TDs and no turnovers, while copping the top Week 12 passing grade from Pro Football Focus.
Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Blake Gallagher – LB – Nortwestern
Wisconsin was being touted as a darkhorse playoff contender before Week 12… and then the Badgers ran into a brick wall in Evanston. The team that produced 94 points in its first two games managed just seven Saturday versus Northwestern. The Wildcats, led by Gallagher, LB Paddy Fisher and S Brandon Joseph, stifled the Badgers all day. Gallagher notched a team-high 14 tackles, including a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery earning him this week’s Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week honors.