Cowboy signal-caller Sean Chambers, whose season has ended due to injury in each of the last few seasons, has been named one of the most recent nominees for this year’s 2021 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award. Three players were given the honor of being nominated just recently alongside Chambers, including Florida State Quarterback Mckenzie Milton and Kentucky Linebacker J.J. Weaver.
There are only ten times over the course of a season where three courageous student-athletes are selected by writers and editors from AP, CoSIDA and Touchdown Illustrated, to be nominated for the prestigious Comeback Player of the Year award. Chambers will collect his first-ever nomination in 2021, and there might not be a player in the Mountain West that’s more deserving. After a season-ending fractured fibula on the third play of the season last year, Chambers has bounced back and led his Pokes to a 4-0, undefeated start heading into conference play. In 2018, Chambers broke his fibula in his leg for the first time, followed by a torn meniscus in 2019, and of course, last season’s second fibula break. After being plagued by awful season-ending injuries in his first few seasons, it could have seemingly been an easy decision for the 21-year-old quarterback out of Kermin, California to hang up the cleats, but Chambers has come back for the Cowboys and played well down the stretch in their early campaign. In four games this season, the dynamic quarterback has thrown for 750 yards, while rushing for over 100 and has scored 7 total touchdowns while posting a 58% completion percentage. The leadership and poise he has shown late in games for the Pokes this season has been instrumental in leading them to an ideal 4-0 start, up to this point. If Chambers can stay on the field and lead his team to contention in the Mountain West, I can think of no person more deserving to be this year’s award-winner.
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