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Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.
D'Eriq King - QB - Miami
University of Miami quarterback D'Eriq King was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week in recognition of his outstanding performance in as the No. 17 Hurricanes' offense exploded in a 47-34 win at No. 18 Louisville. King threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Knighton in the third quarter and also hit Brevin Jordan with a 47-yard TD pass in the fourth to finish with 325 yards and 3 touchdowns on 18-of-30 passing. Miami hosts in-state rival Florida State on Saturday, seeking its fourth consecutive win over the Seminoles.
Zaven Collins - LB - Tulsa
Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins led the Golden Hurricane with 6 tackles, 3 sacks and 4 tackles for loss in Saturday's 16-7 loss at Oklahoma State. His effort has earned him recognition as the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week. The preseason All-AAC selection set new career highs with 3 sacks which matched his career total entering the game. Tulsa plays its final nonconference game next Saturday on the road at Arkansas State.
The Maxwell and Bednarik Awards are members of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about the association.