staff, September 15, 2014

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The Big Ten announced its Week 3 Players of the Week on Monday morning. See all of the honorees and what they did to earn the honors in this post.

Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, Fr., QB

  • Tied the school record with six touchdown passes in a victory over Kent State
  • Completed 23 of 30 passes for 312 yards with five of his touchdown passes coming in the first half
  • Recorded the first 300-yard passing effort by a Buckeye quarterback since 2006
  • Wins his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Carlos Hyde (Nov. 18, 2013)
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Sept. 1, 2014)

Defensive Player of the Week: Trevor Williams, Penn State, Jr., CB

  • Recorded five tackles and two interceptions to help lead Penn State to a victory at Rutgers
  • Registered the first multi-interception game by a Penn State defensive back since 2010
  • Helped Penn State hold Rutgers to three first downs and 95 yards of offense in the second half
  • Claims his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: C.J. Olaniyan (Oct. 14, 2013)
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Special Teams Player of the Week: De?Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska, Fr., PR

  • Recorded 150 punt return yards and a touchdown on five attempts in a win at Fresno State
  • Scored on an 86-yard return in the second quarter, marking the longest punt return by a Nebraska freshman
  • Added a 51-yard punt return later in the second quarter
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: Sam Foltz (Sept. 8, 2014)