B1G Ten Players of the Week

Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 16, 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

Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

Sr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples

•           Rushed for a career-high 246 yards, the fourth-most in Ohio State history, and scored five total touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ road victory over Illinois, becoming the first Big Ten player since 2010 to score five times in a game

•           Averaged 10.3 yards per carry and rushed for four touchdowns, including runs of one, eight, 51 and 55 yards

•           Also had an 18-yard touchdown reception and totaled 272 all-purpose yards in the game

•           Records the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and second this season

•           Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Oct. 28, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week

Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

Jr., LB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation

•           Recorded a career-high 16 tackles that included 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the Buckeyes’ road win at Illinois

•           Forced a fumble on a third-quarter sack, which led to an Illinois safety to give the Buckeyes a 37-21 advantage

•           Leads the conference and ranks among the top 15 in the nation with 1.45 tackles per loss a contest

•           Claims his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second this season

•           Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Sept. 16, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Brendan Gibbons, Michigan

Sr., K, West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman

•           Was perfect on his kicking attempts in a road win against Northwestern, including a 44-yarder as time expired to force overtime

•           Also converted on attempts from 25, 28 and 29 yards to match his career best of four field goals in a game

•           Made two fourth-quarter field goals and added another in the second overtime

•           Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

•           Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Brendan Gibbons (Oct. 22, 2012)

Freshman of the Week

Corey Clement, Wisconsin   

RB, Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro

•           Averaged nearly 10 yards per carry, finishing with 108 yards on 11 totes, and scored two touchdowns in Wisconsin’s win over Indiana

•           Rushed for more than 100 yards for the third time this season and tied a career high with two scores

•           Was one of three Badgers to rush for more than 100 yards in the game as they ran for 554 yards, which ranks eighth in Big Ten single-game history

•           Wins his second Freshman of the Week award

•           Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Corey Clement (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

The offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten for games on Oct. 6 were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive Co-Players of the WeekOct 06, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA;  Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) gets tackled by Purdue Boilermakers safety Max Charlot (34) during the second quarter at Ross Ade Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Denard Robinson, Michigan

Sr., QB, Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach

· Became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback after rushing for 235 yards, second-most in single-game history by a Big Ten quarterback, against Purdue on Saturday

· Has 3,905 career rushing yards, which ranks fourth in NCAA history among quarterbacks

· Also passed for 105 yards against Purdue, totaling 340 yards of offense to move into the top 10 in total offense in Big Ten history

· Wins his ninth career Offensive Player of the Week honor, tied for the most in conference history with former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne

· Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Denard Robinson (Sept. 10, 2012)

Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

Jr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples

· Rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in Ohio State’s win over nationally ranked Nebraska on Saturday night

· Became the first Buckeye since Eddie George in 1995 to score four touchdowns in a game

· Scored on touchdown runs from one, one, seven and 16 yards to help the Buckeye offense to 63 points, tied for the second-most points by a Big Ten team this season

· Wins the first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award of his career

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