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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Oct 1, 2018 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 29, the Offensive, Co-Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week

Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

So., QB, Potomac, Md./Bullis School

Engineered a pair of touchdown drives in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter, including a 12-play, 96-yard drive to take the lead as Ohio State overcame a 12-point deficit in a victory at Penn State

Went 15 of 23 for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the second half in front of a record crowd of 110,889 at Beaver Stadium

Totaled 270 passing yards and three touchdowns in the contest

Earns his third career Offensive Player of the Week award and second in as many weeks

Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Dwayne Haskins (Sept. 24, 2018)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Chase Winovich, Michigan

Sr., DL, Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson

Registered 3.0 tackles for loss in a victory over Northwestern, marking his 13th straight game with at least 0.5 tackles for loss

Recorded nine tackles, including a career-high eight solo tackles

Added 1.0 sack for eight yards in the contest

Receives his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first since 2017

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Khaleke Hudson (Nov. 6, 2017)

Chase Young, Ohio State

So., DE, Upper Marlboro, Md./Dematha Catholic

Tallied 3.0 tackles for loss in a victory at Penn State, including one on the Nittany Lions’ final offensive play of the contest with Ohio State holding a one-point lead

Finished the game with six tackles, including 2.0 sacks

Added two pass break-ups and two quarterback hurries

Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Dre’Mont Jones (Sept. 17, 2018)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Joe Schopper, Purdue

Sr., P, Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral

Placed five of his seven punts inside the 20-yard line in Purdue’s first-ever win at Nebraska

Averaged 41.3 yards per punt in the contest

Helped limit Nebraska to an average starting position of its own 22-yard line

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Last Purdue Special Teams Player of the Week: J.D. Dellinger (Oct. 10, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

KJ Hamler, Penn State

Fr., WR, Pontiac, Mich./IMG Academy

Set career highs with four catches and 138 receiving yards against Ohio State

Recorded a 93-yard touchdown reception, the second-longest play from scrimmage in program history

Has caught a touchdown pass in four out of five games this season

Records his first Freshman of the Week award

Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Connor McGovern (Nov. 7, 2016)