Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Sep 18, 2017 | Football Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 15-16, the offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and co-freshmen of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week

Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin

So., QB, West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep

Set the Wisconsin single-game completion percentage record, going 18-for-19 (94.7 percent) in the Badgers’ victory at BYU

Threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in the contest

Completion percentage of 94.7 percent was the best in Big Ten history by any quarterback attempting at least 13 passes and the fifth-best regardless of the number of attempts

Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Sept. 11, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Jacob Huff, Minnesota

Jr., DB, Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook

Scored his first career touchdown with a 67-yard interception return late in the first half of Minnesota’s win against Middle Tennessee

Recorded four solo tackles, including one tackle for loss

Added a pass breakup as the Gophers held Middle Tennessee to three points, the fewest that the team has ever allowed at TCF Bank Stadium

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Blake Cashman (Nov. 21, 2016)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Quinn Nordin, Michigan

Fr., K, Rockford, Mich./Rockford

Matched a school record with five field goals, converting all five of his attempts in Michigan’s victory over Air Force

Recorded successful kicks from 35, 26, 49, 29 and 36 yards

Added two extra points to finish the game with 17 points, one shy of the school record

Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Quinn Nordin (Sept. 4, 2017)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

RB, La Grange, Texas/La Grange

Rushed for 172 yards on 13 attempts in Ohio State’s win against Army West Point

Scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, including a career-best 52-yard touchdown early in the third quarter

Averaged 13.2 yards per carry in the contest

Claims his second career weekly award

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Sept. 4, 2017)

Johnathan Lewis, Rutgers

Fr., QB, East Orange, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep

Rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another in Rutgers’ victory over Morgan State

Became the eighth player in program history to rush for four or more touchdowns in a game, including the second true freshman and the first quarterback

Threw a touchdown pass on his first career passing attempt

Claims his first career weekly award

Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: N/A

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