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College Football got underway with a bang in Week 1, and now it’s time for the first Zone Read Podcast Player of the Week Awards.
Offensive Player of the Week: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Winston, a redshirt freshman, helped Florida State annihilate Pitt on Monday night, completing 25 of 27 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns. Yes, he only threw two imcomplete passes all night.
Winston also ran for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Here are some highlights from his game against Pitt.
Defensive Player of the Week: Collin Ellis, LB, Northwestern
Ellis had not one, but two interceptions on Saturday against Cal, and he returned not one, but two for touchdowns. He also recorded four tackles, including one for a loss.
Here’s video of both his pick 6’s.
Special Teams Player of the Week: B.J. Catalon, RB, TCU
TCU lost to LSU to start the season, but it wasn’t for lack of effort on the part of B.J. Catalon. Catalon totaled 159 yards on four returns, including this one for 100 and a touchdown (he also rushed for 52 yards and TD in the game).