The Big Ten Conference announced its weekly award winners after many of its stars had huge games. That includes Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers, who won two awards and made league history in the process.
Here are the winners:
Offensive Player of the Week: Ohio State’s Noah Brown
Four of his five catches were for touchdowns, including an incredible score that is the early leader for catch of the year:
He did catch four TDs, including this gem. https://t.co/ZJ84lOaZuf
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) September 19, 2016
Defensive Players of the Week: Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Ohio State’s Jerome Baker
Peppers had nine tackles, including 3.5 for loss and a sack against Colorado. Peppers has 9.5 tackles for loss this season to lead the country.
Baker had seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Not so basic.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 18, 2016
Special Teams Player of the Week: Peppers
Was there anyone else who deserved this? This is the first time in Big Ten history a player wins both the defensive and special teams player of the week at the same time.
Peppers totaled 204 all-purpose yards. Here’s his 54-yard punt return that pumped up the Big House:
His name: @JabrillPeppers
His (all-around) game: ?
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 18, 2016
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) September 19, 2016
Freshman of the Week: Nebraska’s Caleb Lightbourn
The punter starred on special teams for the Huskers, averaging 47.2 yards per punt on five attempts in Nebraska’s exciting 35-32 win against Oregon. Three of his punts were downed inside the Oregon 20 and he booted a 58-yard punt in the win.
Congrats to Caleb Lightbourn on earning #B1G Freshman of the Week honors!
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 19, 2016