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Maxwell College Football Weekly Update

September 17th, 2020 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NCAA, Sports
Maxwell Football Club
Weekly College Football Update
Week 2  
By Rich Cirminiello

Highlights of notable Maxwell Award candidates
for the week ending Sept. 12  
Who’s Hot  

WR Jonathan Adams, Arkansas State  

The abbreviated September slate is providing a bigger spotlight to the Sun Belt Conference… and the league is capitalizing on it. The Red Wolves went into Manhattan and shocked Kansas State, 35-31, for just their second-ever win over a Power 5 opponent. Adams led the way with three TD catches, including a spectacular one-handed grab and the game-winner with 38 seconds left.

QB Micale Cunningham, Louisville

Cunningham has picked up where he left off in 2019. And that’s going to make for some exciting times this fall in Louisville. There are still some kinks and a little rust, but the junior still accounted for 367 total yards and four scores in Saturday’s 35-21 win over a dangerous Western Kentucky squad. Cunningham’s 70-yard scoring strike to Dez Fitzpatrick put the game out of reach in the third quarter.

QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas 

UTEP was on the other side of the ball, so no one should get too carried away after one weekend. But the Longhorn passing game was potent in Saturday’s 59-3 rout, despite using a slew of new and young receivers. Chemistry was no problem for Ehlinger, who completed 25-of-33 for 426 yards and five touchdown passes to five different teammates.

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DeSean Jackson wins NFC Offensive Player of The Week Award

October 11th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on DeSean Jackson wins NFC Offensive Player of The Week Award | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

NFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Eagles’ controversial, yet talented wide receiver has been awarded and named the NFC Offensive Player of The Week, not Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo.

After a dynamite-like, explosive performance this past Sunday vs. the Giants in New York, in which he compiled 12 receptions for 132 receiving yards, and one touchdown. He was targeted, in total, 12 times on Sunday, and averaged a yards-per-catch average of 18.9, which included a game high 56 yard completion in the 2nd quarter to set up a 1-yard LeSean McCoy rushing touchdown. Jackson’s lone touchdown reception came in the 4th quarter, from backup Nick Foles, to put the Eagles up by two possessions, 36-21.

The weekly award for Jackson is the 5th time in his career that he’s received it, and 3rd time on offense (the other two were Special Teams Player of The Week Awards). Jackson is only the 3rd NFL player ever to have at least three offensive awards and two as well on special teams, alongside Santana Moss and Tim Brown. He previously won the award on offense in 2009, with Donovan McNabb as his QB, with a 2 reception-69 yard, 1 rush-67 yard, two touchdown (one receiving and one rushing) effort at Washington in October of the 2009 season. In the Eagles’ amazing comeback win vs. the Giants in December of 2010, Jackson not only won the game 38-31 on a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown as time expired, but he was subsequently awarded as well with the NFC Special Teams Player of The Week Award as well.

Jackson has shown himself to be this season more of a dynamic, versatile wide receiver, compared to/unlike year’s past where he was almost solely known as a deep threat.


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