The Big Ten Conference released its Week 5 Big Ten Players of the Week, and it was an Ohio State quarterback taking offensive honors for the third consecutive week. See all the honorees in this post.
This time last year, few knew who Devin Funchess of Michigan was. Ditto David Santos of Nebraska, Jason Spriggs of Indiana and Mason Monheim of Illinois. But by the end of November, each of these true freshmen had made a name for himself. In fact, I tabbed them on my 2012 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.