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On the same afternoon Derek Stingley was named a semifinalist for Bednarik Award, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award.

The Maxwell Award is given to college football’s most outstanding player and Burrow certainly fits the bill.

Burrow already owns the single-season touchdown record at LSU eight games into the season and is completing 79% of his passes for 2,805 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2019.

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Burrow has also been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week four times in 2019 and has helped pace a Tiger offense ranked in the top-five in points per game (46.8) and total offense (535.9 yards per game).

The senior faces his stiffest test of the 2019 season next week in Tuscaloosa as a winning performance could make him the clear front runner in the Heisman race.