The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 10 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, November 6, 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, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his standout performance against the Texas Longhorns as the Mountaineers continued to climb the rankings.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week honors went to Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, who had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and 2.5 sacks as the Crimson Tide allowed just 12 rushing yards and zero points against LSU.
A full look at the press release can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Will Grier, West Virginia
Grier put on quite a show in Austin this past weekend. In a key Big 12 showdown with Texas, the Maxwell Award semifinalist was more than productive. He was clutch, helping keep the Neers’ league title hopes alive. Grier had the numbers, 28-of-42 for 346 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. But he had the moments, too, throwing a perfect 33-yard scoring strike with 16 seconds left, and then weaving through the Horns’ D for a game-winning two-pointer.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Quinnen Williams, Alabama
In the game of the year so far, Bama suffocated LSU, 29-0, allowing just 12 rushing yards. Williams was in the middle of it all… literally. The sophomore, unheralded when the season began, has emerged as an All-American-caliber force on the interior of the Tide D. Despite playing at the nose-and at close to 300 pounds-Williams spearheaded Saturday night’s shutout in Baton Rouge with a team-high 10 tackles, 3.5 stops for loss and 2.5 sacks.