As the college football season rolls on, the Maxwell Football Club continues to announce its weekly honors. Following the latest weekend 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.
After taking down the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, the awards were a clean sweep for the Michigan Wolverines.
This week’s Maxwell Award Player of the Week went to Michigan running back Hassan Haskins, who had five touchdowns and 169 yards on the ground in the upset over Ohio State.
Defensively, Wolverines star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson picked up the weekly honors while establishing himself firmly in the Heisman Trophy race. Hutchinson had seven tackles and got to the quarterback three times to become Michigan’s single-season sack leader.
Additional information on the Week 14 Player of the Week winners can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Co-Player of the Week: RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan
Michigan snapped its eight-game losing streak to Ohio State, captured the Big Ten East Division and moved within a win over Iowa this Saturday from a playoff berth. And no one came up bigger versus the Buckeyes than Haskins. Ruggedly navigating behind the physical Wolverine O-line, he carried 28 times for 169 yards and five touchdowns, becoming the first player to ever rush for five scores against Ohio State.
Bednarik Award Player of the Week: DE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
Ohio State had been sound in pass protection all season. But the Buckeyes had not faced a player the caliber of Hutchinson… until this past weekend in Ann Arbor. No. 97 routinely schooled the heralded tackles opposite him, with a combination of get-off, power and next-level technique. Hutchinson had seven tackles and got to the quarterback three times to become Michigan’s single-season sack leader. And even when he wasn’t making the play, he was hurrying QB C.J. Stroud or forcing a penalty.