Georgia RB Nick Chubb is the Maxwell Award Player of the Week


Nick Chubb continues to amaze fans, and apparently the media as well.

It’s official: America has noticed the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia true freshman Nick Chubb claimed another weekly honor – the Maxwell Award Player of the Week.

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Chubb is also the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Athlon Sports’ National Freshman of the Week after a career performance against the Razorbacks.

Established in 1937 the Maxwell Award annually recognizes the college player of the year. Semifinalists for the award are expected to be named on Nov. 3.

Starting his second game in place of Todd Gurley, the freshman from Cedartown, GA ran 30 times for a career-high 202 yards (6.7 avg.) and a career-high two touchdowns. Combined with Hutson Mason’s precision air attack to open the game, Chubb’s 12 first half rushes for 127 yards (10.6 avg.) and two scores iced the contest before intermission with Georgia up 38-6.

Chubb is the first true freshman to reach 200 yards rushing for the Bulldogs since Rodney Hampton in 1987 – only  former bulldogs Rodney Hampton, and Herschel Walker have rushed for 200 yards as freshman prior to this. Chubb has accumulated 345 yards and three touchdowns in Georgia’s two consecutive road wins, and his 489 yards versus SEC opponents this year is a league best.  Chubb joins Bulldogs Walker, Hampton, Charles Trippi, Kevin McLee, Lars Tate, Garrison Hearst and Verron Haynes in the  Double Century Club.

The ninth ranked  Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 ) are off this Saturday. They return to action for the annual blood letting with the Florida Gators (3-3, 2-3) before Jacksonville’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and a national CBS television audience on November 1 at 3:30 PM.