Maxwell Award Announces College Football Players of the Week for Week 6

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As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 5 of the 2021 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.

And it was a clean sweep for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

This week’s Maxwell Award Player of the Week went to Alabama running back Brian Robinson, Jr., who rushed for career-highs in rushing yards (171) and touchdowns (4) as the Tide rolled over Ole Miss, 42-21.

Defensively, Alabama linebacker Will Anderson picked up the honor. Anderson leads the nation in tackles.

Additional information on the Week 5 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.


Maxwell Award Player of the Week: RB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama

He paid his dues. He waited for his turn. And in the biggest game of Week 5, Robinson, the redshirt senior from Tuscaloosa, was the offensive star. In a game with Ole Miss billed as the battle of the quarterbacks—or coaches—Alabama went old school with a ground-and-pound attack that controlled the clock and wore out the Rebels. Robinson was relentless between the tackles, carrying 36 times for career-highs in rushing yards (171) and touchdowns (4) as the Tide rolled, 42-21.


Bednarik Award Player of the Week: LB Will Anderson, Alabama

After watching No. 31 blow up his offensive line Saturday afternoon, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin suggested Anderson should be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Fortunately for Alabama, the sophomore won’t even be eligible until 2023. The Tide put the Rebels away early, only allowing points after the game was out of reach. The speedy Anderson, who leads the nation in tackles for loss, added 2.5 more to go along with a sack, nine tackles and two hurries to help stifle Kiffin’s prolific attack.

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