Jabrill Peppers highlights Week 3 Big Ten award winners

Jabrill Peppers highlights Week 3 Big Ten award winners

The Big Ten office released its Week 3 award winners on Monday morning, and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers made history.

The do-it-all Michigan star became the first player to claim Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week in the same week.

View all of the honorees below.

Offensive Player of the Week: Noah Brown, Ohio State, So., WR

  • Tied a school record with four touchdown receptions to spark the Buckeyes to a road victory over Oklahoma
  • Hauled in touchdown receptions from 4, 3, 21 and 8 yards out
  • Also set personal bests for receptions (five) and receiving yards (72)
  • Claims the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Sept. 5, 2016)

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Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, So., LB/DB

  • Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss against Colorado, including one sack, to increase his nation-leading total to 9.5 tackles for loss
  • Finished the game with nine tackles, including six solo stops
  • The sack was the second of his career
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Mike McCray (Sept. 5, 2016)

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Jerome Baker, Ohio State, So., LB, Cleveland, Ohio/ Benedictine

  • Returned a first-quarter interception 68 yards to give the Buckeyes a 14-0 lead at Oklahoma
  • Finished the game with seven tackles, including 1.5 sacks
  • Recorded the fourth pick-six of the year for the Ohio State defense, matching the school record for interception returns for a touchdown in a single season (1987 and 1996)
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Vonn Bell (Nov. 9, 2015)

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Special Teams Player of the Week: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, So., LB/DB

  • Recorded 204 all-purpose yards, including a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown against Colorado
  • Tallied 81 yards on two kickoff returns, including a career-long 55-yard return
  • Finished with 99 yards on four punt returns, increasing his nation-leading yardage total to 173 this season
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Becomes the first conference player to be named both Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week in the same week since the special teams honor was added in 1994
  • Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Jehu Chesson (Oct. 12, 2015)

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Freshman of the Week: Caleb Lightbourn, Nebraska, P

  • Averaged 47.2 yards per punt on five attempts as Nebraska defeated Oregon
  • Had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including one at the Oregon 3-yard line in the fourth quarter
  • Recorded a 58-yard punt in the fourth quarter
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Nov. 11, 2013)

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