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Big Ten Football Players of the Week includes one "familiar" name

After Paul James broke through as the first PoW for Rutgers, the Knights have been shut out the last two weekends for any conference honors. But one name does show up that we've heard of.

Sorry, just reporting the facts
Sorry, just reporting the facts
Alex Goodlett

Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State

Fr., QB

  • Tied the school record with six touchdown passes in a victory over Kent State
  • Completed 23 of 30 passes for 312 yards with five of his touchdown passes coming in the first half
  • Recorded the first 300-yard passing effort by a Buckeye quarterback since 2006
  • Wins his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Sept. 1, 2014)  -- Braxton who?

Defensive Player of the Week

Trevor Williams, ttfp

Jr., CB

  • Recorded five tackles and two interceptions to help lead ttfp to a victory at Rutgers
  • Registered the first multi-interception game by a Penn State defensive back since 2010

Special Teams Player of the Week

De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska

Fr., PR

  • Recorded 150 punt return yards and a touchdown on five attempts in a win at Fresno State
  • Scored on an 86-yard return in the second quarter, marking the longest punt return by a Nebraska freshman
  • Added a 51-yard punt return later in the second quarter