Big Ten Football Players of the Week

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 15-16, the offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and co-freshmen of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week's honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week
Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin
So., QB, West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep

  • Set the Wisconsin single-game completion percentage record, going 18-for-19 (94.7 percent) in the Badgers’ victory at BYU
  • Threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in the contest
  • Completion percentage of 94.7 percent was the best in Big Ten history by any quarterback attempting at least 13 passes and the fifth-best regardless of the number of attempts
  • Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Sept. 11, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Jacob Huff, Minnesota
Jr., DB, Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook

  • Scored his first career touchdown with a 67-yard interception return late in the first half of Minnesota’s win against Middle Tennessee
  • Recorded four solo tackles, including one tackle for loss
  • Added a pass breakup as the Gophers held Middle Tennessee to three points, the fewest that the team has ever allowed at TCF Bank Stadium
  • Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Blake Cashman (Nov. 21, 2016)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Quinn Nordin, Michigan
Fr., K, Rockford, Mich./Rockford



  • Matched a school record with five field goals, converting all five of his attempts in Michigan’s victory over Air Force
  • Recorded successful kicks from 35, 26, 49, 29 and 36 yards
  • Added two extra points to finish the game with 17 points, one shy of the school record
  • Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Quinn Nordin (Sept. 4, 2017)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
RB, La Grange, Texas/La Grange

  • Rushed for 172 yards on 13 attempts in Ohio State’s win against Army West Point
  • Scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, including a career-best 52-yard touchdown early in the third quarter
  • Averaged 13.2 yards per carry in the contest
  • Claims his second career weekly award
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Sept. 4, 2017)

Johnathan Lewis, Rutgers
Fr., QB, East Orange, N.J./St. Peter's Prep

  • Rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another in Rutgers’ victory over Morgan State
  • Became the eighth player in program history to rush for four or more touchdowns in a game, including the second true freshman and the first quarterback
  • Threw a touchdown pass on his first career passing attempt
  • Claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: N/A