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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Oct 2, 2017 | Football Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 29-30, the co-offensive, 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:

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Felton Davis III, Michigan State

Jr., WR, Richmond, Va./Highland Springs

Recorded career highs in catches and receiving yards and tied a career high with two touchdown receptions in the Spartans’ win over Iowa

Caught nine passes for 114 yards, finding the end zone twice in the first quarter

Tallied seven catches for 88 yards in the first half alone

Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Cook (Oct. 26, 2015)

DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

Sr., WR, Fredericksburg, Va./Mountain View

Registered 122 receiving yards on nine catches, including a career-high three touchdowns, to set the Penn State career reception record during the Nittany Lions’ victory over Indiana

Now has 181 career receptions, passing both Allen Robinson (177) and Deon Butler (179) to set a new school record

His three touchdown receptions were the most by a Nittany Lion since Robinson had three against Indiana in 2012

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Saquon Barkley (Sept. 25, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Natrell Jamerson, Wisconsin

Sr., S, Ocala, Fla./Vanguard

Recorded the first two interceptions of his career, running one back 36 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Wisconsin’s victory over Northwestern

Tallied six tackles, assisted on one of the Badgers’ eight sacks as a team and broke up another pass

Downed a punt at the two-yard line with 1:09 left in the game, leading to a safety two plays later that sealed the victory

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Connelly (Oct. 31, 2016)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Jr., RB, Coplay, Pa./Whitehall

Recorded his first career kick return touchdown, taking the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown against Indiana

Threw his first career touchdown pass in the contest to become the first Big Ten player and sixth FBS player since 1996 with a kickoff return for a touchdown and a passing touchdown in the same game

Added 56 rushing yards and 51 receiving yards to become the first player in the last 20 years with 50 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards, a passing touchdown and kickoff return for a touchdown in a single game

Receives his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award, his third overall honor this season and his seventh career Big Ten weekly award (four offensive awards, two freshman honors and one special teams’ accolade)

Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Tyler Davis (Nov. 21, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Ben Stille, Nebraska

LB, Ashland, Neb./Ashland-Greenwood

Registered his first career sack and first three tackles for loss in Nebraska’s win at Illinois

Forced a fumble with his sack in the third quarter

Finished the contest with four total tackles, including three solo stops

Claims his first career weekly award

Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Caleb Lightbourn (Sept. 19, 2016)