FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas running back Alex Collins has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his 212-yard and two-touchdown performance at Texas Tech, the Maxwell Football Club announced today. This is the first time a Razorback has been recognized as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week.
Collins rushed for 212 yards, the ninth-highest single-game total in Arkansas football history, in the Razorbacks’ 49-28 win at Texas Tech. The sophomore also rushed for two touchdowns, including an 84-yard fourth quarter score that gave Arkansas a 21-point lead and put the game out of reach.
The 212 rushing yards were the most by a Razorback since running back Darren McFadden matched the SEC single-game rushing record with 321 yards against South Carolina on Nov. 3, 2007.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native leads the SEC with 411 rushing yards this season and ranks second in the conference behind teammate Jonathan Williams with five touchdowns.
The Maxwell Award has been given annually to America’s outstanding collegiate football player since 1937, and the award is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell. Collins was named to the Maxwell Award watch list in July.
The Maxwell Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.
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