Maxwell Award Announces College Football Players of the Week for Week 16

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As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 16 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 Ohio State running back Trey Sermon.

Defensively, Wisconsin’s Leo Chenal picked up the honor.

Additional information on the Week 14 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.


Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Trey Sermon – RB – Ohio State

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QB Justin Fields was off. WR Chris Olave was out. Northwestern was confident. So, Sermon took over the Buckeye offense. The elusive big back, who transferred in from Oklahoma this year, wore down a Wildcat D that did not allow a touchdown for the first 42 minutes of Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game. Sermon scored twice and ran for 331 yards, an Ohio State record and the most ever in a conference title game. His big performance has earned him Maxwell Award Player of the Week honors.


Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Leo Chenal – LB – Wisconsin

For the 17th time in the last 18 years, Paul Bunyan’s Axe will call Madison home. And Chenal was a central reason why Wisconsin maintained its dominance over rival Minnesota. While blue-collar RB Garrett Groshek buoyed a depleted backfield, Chenal lived on the Gophers’ side of the ball. The 6-2, 255-pound sophomore run-stuffer had 11.5 stops, including 10 solos, five for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in the win. Chenal had the highest pass rushing grade of any Week 16 defender, according to Pro Football Focus. His big day has earned him recognition as Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week.

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