Celebrating 150 years of College Football

Rutgers University and neighboring School, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on Nov. 6, 1869, on a plot of ground where the present-day Rutgers gymnasium now stands in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers won that first game, 6-4.

Honoring Excellence at all Levels of Football

Player of the Week Awards

Each week during the 2019 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.

  • Chase Young
    Chase Young Bednarik Award Player of the Week – Chase Young – DE - Ohio State

    Defensive end Chase Young was named as the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week for his outstanding performance vs Penn State. Young was back in action after sitting out two games as a penalty for breaking the rules by accepting a personal loan. And he was a force, picking up nine tackles, including three sacks. He has 16 1/2 for the season, the most ever by a Buckeye. To top it all off Young was announced as a finalist for both the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards. He is only the second player in history to be a finalist for each award.

  • Shea Patterson
    Shea Patterson Maxwell Award Player of the Week - Shea Patterson - QB - Michigan

    Quarterback Shea Patterson has been selected as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week after the senior threw for 366 yards and five touchdowns in Michigan’s 39-14 win over Indiana. Patterson is the first Michigan quarterback to throw for five touchdowns in regulation, coming one short of tying the single-game school record set by Jake Rudock in 2015. He completed 20 of his 32 passes in the game, connecting with nine different receivers for the Wolverines’ fourth straight win. Two weeks ago, against Michigan State, Patterson threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns. He is the first Michigan quarterback to throw for four touchdowns in consecutive games.

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About Maxwell Football Club

Annual Gala

Maxwell Football Club recently celebrated their 82nd Annual Awards Gala.

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The Maxwell Football Club is an active participant in football at all levels 52 weeks of the year.

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Learn more about Maxwell Football Club’s History.


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