IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior running back Jordan Canzeri has been named AutoNation National Offensive Player of the Week. The award was announced Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America.
Canzeri rushed for 256 yards on a school-record 43 carries to lead Iowa to a 29-20 homecoming win over Illinois on Oct. 10. He scored two touchdowns against the Illini — the first a 17-yard reception and the second a 75-yard touchdown run — to raise his season total to a Big Ten leading 10.
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.
“We want to celebrate the very best of college football, while also helping to raise awareness for the importance of finding a cure for cancer,” says AutoNation CMO Marc Cannon. “This season-long partnership with the FWAA, leading up to the AutoNation Cure Bowl, puts a spotlight on a cause that we’re determined to tackle.”