Maxwell Award Announces College Football Players of the Week for Week 12

Starkville, MS - September 24, 2021: Davis Wade Stadium, home of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs football team.

Shutterstock

As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following Week 11 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 Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers, who threw for a school-record six touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ big road win over Auburn,

Defensively, Florida State defensive end Will Rogers picked up the weekly honors.

Additional information on the Week 12 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.


Maxwell Award Player of the Week: QB Will Rogers, Mississippi State

Rogers threw for a school-record six TD passes… to lead the Bulldogs to bowl-eligibility and their largest comeback in school history… on the road at Auburn. Yeah, it was a game to remember for the accurate sophomore. Mississippi State was in trouble early at Jordan-Hare Stadium, trailing 28-3 at one point. But Rogers led his guys to 40 unanswered points, finishing 44-of-55 for 415 yards, no turnovers and those six scoring strikes.


Bednarik Award Player of the Week: DE Jermaine Johnson, Florida State

Johnson has taught a Masterclass this season on maximizing the transfer portal and betting on yourself. With reps coming at a premium at Georgia, he has blossomed in Tallahassee, both in the ACC and inside pro scouting circles. Johnson was the defensive star Saturday afternoon, as the Seminoles rallied to defeat rival Miami, 31-28, in the final minutes. The explosive 6-5, 262-pound Bednarik Award semifinalist wrecked the Hurricane backfield for seven stops, five tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble.

Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 11 FCS Coaches Poll
Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 11 FCS Coaches Poll
  • 12847423802543462