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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Football Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 14, the 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:

Offensive Player of the Week

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

Sr., QB, Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider

Accounted for seven touchdowns, matching a career high, and 373 yards of total offense in a victory at Nebraska

Completed 27-of-33 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns

Added 48 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns

Receives the eighth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career, tying him with Drew Brees for the third-most in conference history

Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Sept. 4, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin

Sr., LB, San Pedro, Calif./Golden Valley

Paced the Badgers with a personal season-high nine tackles, including four solo stops, in Wisconsin’s victory over Purdue

Recorded the second interception of his career, snagging a Purdue pass at the Wisconsin 11-yard line midway through the fourth quarter

The Badgers went on to run out the clock following Jacobs’ interception

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Natrell Jamerson (Oct. 2, 2017)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Charlie Kuhbander, Northwestern

Fr., K, Springboro, Ohio/Springboro

Became the first freshman kicker in Northwestern history with three field goals in a game as the Wildcats defeated Maryland

Converted all three of his field goal attempts, recording successful attempts from 40, 34 and 32 yards

Went 4-for-4 on extra point attempt to finish the game with 13 points

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Special Teams Player of the Week: Solomon Vault (Oct. 17, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Fr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

Carried the ball a career-high 30 times for 219 yards with one touchdown against Purdue

Recorded his third 200-yard rushing game of the season, pushing his season rushing total to 986 yards in six contests (164.3 yards per game)

Broke loose for a 67-yard touchdown run on his third carry of the game, notching his third run of 60-plus yards this season

Claims his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 9, 2017)