Canzeri wins AutoNation Offensive Player of the Week
Chalk up another national award for a B1G running back.
Last week, Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott had record-breaking day that earned him the AutoNation Offensive Player of the Week Football Writers Association of America.
This week, it was Jordan Canzeri’s turn.
The Iowa tailback earned his first national award after rushing for a career-high 256 yards on a school-record 43 carries in the Hawkeyes’ 29-20 against Illinois. Canzeri’s highlight of the day came on a 75-yard touchdown run, which gave Iowa the cushion it needed to distance itself from Illinois in the second half.
Canzeri has been a key cog in the Hawkeyes’ 6-0 start while replacing the injured LeShun Daniels as the feature back. He currently ranks second in the conference behind Elliott in touchdowns and is third in rushing.
As part of AutoNation’s history of charitable involvement, AutoNation will donate $1,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in Canzeri’s name. This charitable college football initiative culminates with the AutoNation Cure Bowl, a new postseason NCAA football game that kicks off bowl season at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and will be aired by CBS Sports Network. The aptly named AutoNation Cure Bowl also serves as a fundraiser for the BCRF, CharityWatch’s only A+ rated breast cancer organization in the country.