Maxwell Award Announces College Football Players of the Week for Week 10

East Lansing, Michigan, USA - September 17, 2018: Exterior of Spartan Stadium on the Michigan State University campus. Spartan Stadium is the home of the MSU Spartans Football team.


As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 10 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.

This week’s Maxwell Award Player of the Week went to Michigan State Spartans running back Kenneth Walker III, who rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns in the team’s comeback win over rival Michigan.

Defensively, Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah picked up the weekly honors.

Additional information on the Week 10 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week: RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

When Week 9 began, Michigan had allowed just three rushing touchdowns through the first seven games. Walker gashed those same Wolverines for five scores, including the game-winner, in Saturday’s huge top 10 showdown in East Lansing. In one of the best individual performances of the season so far, the powerful junior fueled a 16-point second-half comeback with 197 rushing yards and those five TDs on 23 carries.

Bednarik Award Player of the Week: DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State

Big 12 O-linemen knew about Anudike-Uzomah before TCU visited Manhattan Saturday. Now, much of the college football world does as well. Anudike-Uzomah bagged four sacks, just four fewer than the Horned Frogs had allowed in the first seven games. The relentless sophomore also forced two fumbles, as the Wildcats allowed just a field goal and a meaningless touchdown with 15 seconds left. Had the ball not bounced forward on those forced fumbles, Anudike-Uzomah would have been credited with two more sacks and tied the single-game FBS record.

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