Stop us if you’ve heard this before — Adam Korsak has won a weekly special teams’ award in the Big Ten.
Korsak has been named the Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in 2021. This comes after a 20-14 win over Illinois, which gave the Scarlet Knights their first conference victory of the season. The Australian punter was special once again and has solidified himself as one of the top in the nation at the position.
At Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL, Korsak flipped the field on numerous occasions. He was able to down four punts inside the 20-yard line, including two inside the five-yard line. Illinois did not log a return yard on any of his six attempts. His final four punts traveled 50 or more yards.
Korsak did not register a touchback on Saturday and this extends his streak to 94 straight kicks without one — the longest in the nation. This season, Korsak has downed four kicks at the one-yard line, 12 inside the 10, and 23 inside the 20.
Along with two Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week awards, Korsak has been named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week three times in 2021 and has totaled six in his career. Korsak is also a four-time member of the Ray Guy Award Watch List.
Korsak shares the award this week with Noah Ruggles of Ohio State. Ruggles registered 14 total points by nailing all four field goal attempts along with two extra points. This marked a career-high in field goals for Ruggles and it was the fifth-most in a game in Ohio State history.
Rutgers now has three Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week awards in 2021. Aron Cruickshank was given the honor in September.
This is becoming a trend for Korsak and it might not be the last time we see him honored by the conference before the end of the season.