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Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Football Honors

by | Sep 11, 2017 | Football Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 8-9, 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:

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Nate Stanley, Iowa

So., QB, Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie

Completed 27-of-41 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns to guide Iowa to a come-from-behind overtime victory at Iowa State

Became the second Big Ten quarterback with at least 300 passing yards and five passing touchdowns without an interception in a road game since 1997 and the first Hawkeye with 300 yards and five touchdowns passing in any game since 1987

Completed passes to nine different receivers

Receives his first career weekly honor

Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: LeShun Daniels Jr. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Co-Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

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

Rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead Wisconsin to a victory over Florida Atlantic in his first career start

Became the fourth true freshman in program history to rush for 200 yards, joining Alan Ameche, Ron Dayne and Zach Brown

Recorded the most rushing touchdowns in a game by a Wisconsin true freshman since James White tallied four against Austin Peay in 2010

Claims his first career weekly awards

Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Melvin Gordon (Nov. 24, 2014)

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Alex Hornibrook (Sept. 26, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week

Tyree Kinnel, Michigan

Jr., DB, Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne

Returned his first career interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Michigan’s victory over Cincinnati

Tallied a team-high nine tackles, including eight solo stops

Registered his first career tackle for loss on his first career sack

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Jabrill Peppers (Sept. 19, 2016)

Special Teams Player of the Week

J-Shun Harris II, Indiana

Jr., WR, Fishers, Ind./Fishers

Registered his first career punt return touchdown and the first by a Hoosier since 2015 with a 44-yard return in Indiana’s win at Virginia

Finished the game with 109 punt return yards, the most for an Indiana player since 1991

Added a 43-yard return in the second quarter which set up the Hoosiers’ second touchdown of the contest

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: Griffin Oakes (Nov. 23, 2015)