Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor highlights Week 2 individual honors

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor highlights Week 2 individual honors

The Big Ten office released its Week 2 players of the week on Monday, and Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor claimed co-offensive player and freshman of the week laurels.

See all of the honorees and get select video highlights below.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Nate Stanley, Iowa, So., QB

  • Completed 27-of-41 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns to guide Iowa to a come-from-behind overtime victory at Iowa State
  • Became the second Big Ten quarterback with at least 300 passing yards and five passing touchdowns without an interception in a road game since 1997 and the first Hawkeye with 300 yards and five touchdowns passing in any game since 1987
  • Completed passes to nine different receivers
  • Receives his first career weekly honor
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: LeShun Daniels Jr. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Co-Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, Fr., RB

  • Rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead Wisconsin to a victory over Florida Atlantic in his first career start
  • Became the fourth true freshman in program history to rush for 200 yards, joining Alan Ameche, Ron Dayne and Zach Brown
  • Recorded the most rushing touchdowns in a game by a Wisconsin true freshman since James White tallied four against Austin Peay in 2010
  • Claims his first career weekly awards
  • Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Melvin Gordon (Nov. 24, 2014)
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Alex Hornibrook (Sept. 26, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week: Tyree Kinnel, Michigan, Jr., DB

  • Returned his first career interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Michigan’s victory over Cincinnati
  • Tallied a team-high nine tackles, including eight solo stops
  • Registered his first career tackle for loss on his first career sack
  • Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Jabrill Peppers (Sept. 19, 2016)

Special Teams Player of the Week: J-Shun Harris II, Indiana, Jr., WR

  • Registered his first career punt return touchdown and the first by a Hoosier since 2015 with a 44-yard return in Indiana’s win at Virginia
  • Finished the game with 109 punt return yards, the most for an Indiana player since 1991
  • Added a 43-yard return in the second quarter which set up the Hoosiers’ second touchdown of the contest
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: Griffin Oakes (Nov. 23, 2015)
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