MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 6, 2020) – The Maxwell Football Club has announced that West Virginia University’s senior defensive lineman Darius Stills has been named the Chuck Bednarik Award National Player of the Week for his four tackle, including three solo stops, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss performance in WVU’s 27-21 double-overtime victory over Baylor on Saturday.
Stills, who is on the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List awarded annually to college football top defensive player in December on ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show, also was named the Big 12 Conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Over the past two years against Baylor, Stills has recorded 14 tackles, including 10 unassisted, 5.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss.
For the 2020 season, Stills has seven tackles, including six solo stops, 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss. He is ranked No. 21 nationally in tackles for loss and No. 45 in sacks.
Each week during the 2020 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.
Press Release: WVU Athletics Communications
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