Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 26-27, the Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Co-Freshmen of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning.

Since the Big Ten added a Special Teams Player of the Week award prior to the 1994 football season, no individual had previously earned both Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the same week until Maryland’s Javon Leake did so this week (Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers was both Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 19, 2016).

Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week

Javon Leake, Maryland

So., RB, Greensboro, N.C./Page

Recorded 274 all-purpose yards in Maryland’s victory over Illinois and scored four total touchdowns, the most for a Maryland player since D.J. Adams had four in the 2010 Military Bowl

Rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries, finding the end zone from 62, 27 and 43 yards while averaging 28 yards per carry

Returned three kickoffs for 134 yards, including a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown for Maryland’s first score of the game

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Johnson (Oct. 3, 2016)

Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week

Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Ty Johnson (Oct. 8, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

So., DE, Spotsylvania, Va./Chancellor

Recorded a team-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops, in Penn State’s win against Iowa

Tallied a career-high 4.0 tackles for loss in the contest

Notched a pair of sacks to tie his career high

Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Jason Cabinda (Oct. 23, 2017)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State

Fr., QB, Clive, Iowa/Valley

Completed 26 of 46 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns against Purdue in his first career start

Recorded touchdown tosses of 11 yards in the second quarter and 48 yards in the fourth quarter

Notched the second-most passing yards by a Spartan quarterback making his first career start, trailing only Ed Smith’s 324 yards against North Carolina State in 1976

Records his first Freshman of the Week award

Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Cody White (Oct. 30, 2017)

Tanner Morgan, Minnesota

Fr., QB, Union, Ky./Ryle

Making his first career start, threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns while completing 70.8 percent of his passes (17 for 24) in Minnesota’s victory over Indiana

Found fellow freshman Rashod Bateman for a 67-yard game-winning touchdown with 1:34 left in the game

Notched the fourth-most passing yards by a Minnesota freshman quarterback since 1980 and the most since Adam Weber had 352 passing yards against Wisconsin in 2007

Records his first Freshman of the Week award

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Mohamed Ibrahim (Oct. 15, 2018)