The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 4 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Maxwell Award Player of the Week and Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week have been announced. The Player of the Week is awarded to the best overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, while the Bednarik Award is given for defensive excellence.
This week, it was none other than Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who brought home the Player of the Week honor for his 387 yard, four touchdown outing against the Texas A&M Aggies.
The Bednarik Award Player of the Week went to Ben Burr-Kiven, a standout linebacker on the Pac-12 leading Washington Huskies defense. Burr-Kirven had a whopping 20 tackles, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
A full look at the press release can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
Facing his toughest test to date, a Texas A&M team that almost upset Clemson, Tagovailoa aced it Saturday afternoon. Throwing with the precision and the anticipation that are becoming his trademarks, the sophomore completed 22-of-30 passes for 387 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also scampered for a fifth score before heading to the bench in another Bama blowout victory.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
The Huskies boast the Pac-12’s top defense. And Burr-Kirven is one of that stingy unit’s premier players. He operated at a different level late Saturday in the 27-20 win over nemesis Arizona State. Burr-Kirven, who moves like a safety and wraps up well in space, had 20 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to earn Pro Football Focus’ highest LB grade of Week 4.