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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

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Offensive Players of the Week

Tevin Coleman, Indiana, Jr., RB

  • Rushed for 219 yards on 15 carries, an average of 14.6 yards per attempt, against an Iowa team ranked seventh nationally in rushing defense
  • Scored on touchdown runs of 83, 69 and 45 yards, with the 83-yarder being the longest carry in the Big Ten this season
  • Extended nation-leading streaks for consecutive 100-yard games (nine) and games with a touchdown (15)
  • Records his second career Offensive Player of the Week award


Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Jake Ryan, Michigan, Sr., LB

  • Recorded 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack in Michigan's victory over Penn State
  • Leads the Big Ten and is tied for 15th in the nation with 9.0 tackles for loss this season
  • Claims his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Damien Wilson, Minnesota, Sr., LB

  • Recorded a career-high 15 tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss to guide Minnesota to a win over Northwestern
  • Paces the Gophers in tackles on a unit that ranks 15th nationally in scoring defense
  • Leads the Big Ten with 11.0 tackles per game
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week laurel


Co-Special Teams Players of the Week

Matt Wile, Michigan, Sr., K

  • Made a career-high three field goals to secure an 18-13 win over Penn State
  • Converted attempts from 45, 42 and 37 yards along with one PAT attempt to record the Wolverines' final 10 points of the game
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Jalen Myrick, Minnesota, So., KR

  • Recorded a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to lead Minnesota to a win over Northwestern
  • The touchdown broke a 17-17 tie in the fourth quarter and provided the winning margin in the game
  • Return was the 33rd 100-yard kickoff return touchdown in Big Ten history
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor


Freshmen of the Week

Justin Jackson, Northwestern, RB

  • Registered 156 all-purpose yards and a touchdown at Minnesota
  • Carried the ball 23 times for 106 yards, surpassing the 100-yard plateau for the second consecutive contest
  • Caught four passes for 50 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Godwin Igwebuike (Oct. 6, 2014)