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Big Ten Football Players of the Week: Helloooooo, Melvin! Again

Apparently he can also fly
Apparently he can also fly

Offensive Player of the Week

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Jr., RB

  • Recorded 264 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin to a road victory over Iowa
  • Ran for 200 yards on 31 carries, matching the Big Ten and school record for most rushing yards in a season of 2,109 yards set by former Badger Ron Dayne in 1996
  • Became the fastest player to reach 2,000 yards in NCAA history, doing so on his 241st carry of the season
  • Earns the fourth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and third this season

Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota, Jr., CB

  • Forced and recovered a fumble near the Minnesota goal line with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to secure a victory at Nebraska
  • Added five tackles, including four solo stops
  • Leads the Gophers and ranks third in the conference with four interceptions
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern, Sr., S

  • Accounted for two turnovers to lead Northwestern to a victory at Purdue
  • Forced and recovered a fumble in the second quarter before adding an interception in the fourth quarter
  • Finished the contest with eight total tackles
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Co-Special Teams Players of the Week

David Reisner, Illinois, So., K

  • Converted three field goal attempts against Penn State, including a game-winning 36-yarder with eight seconds remaining
  • Made field goals from 28, 25 and 36 yards
  • Kicked the first winning field goal in the final two minutes of regulation for Illinois since 2008
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Brad Craddock, Maryland, Jr., K

  • Extended his streak of successful field goal attempts to 23 with three conversions in a win at Michigan
  • Made field goals from 38, 41 and 21 yards
  • Improved to 17-for-17 on field goal attempts this season, including 10-of-10 from 40 yards or more
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Freshman of the Week

Jalin Marshall, Ohio State, WR/PR

  • Accounted for 151 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to lead Ohio State to a win over Indiana and a berth in the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game
  • Caught five passes for 95 yards including, three second-half touchdowns
  • Added a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Buckeyes a lead they would not relinquish
  • Wins his first Freshman of the Week award