Ameer Abdullah, Joey Bosa & others win Week 9 Big Ten football honors

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Ameer Abdullah, Joey Bosa & others win Week 9 Big Ten football honors

The Big Ten office released its Week 9 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.

Offensive Player of the Week: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska, Sr., RB

  • Produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 19 carries for 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns, in Nebraska’s victory over Rutgers
  • Added 90 yards on two kickoff returns and 26 yards on two receptions
  • Moved into second place on the Big Ten career all-purpose yardage list, passing Indiana’s Anthony Thompson and Ohio State’s Archie Griffin
  • Records the fifth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and fourth of the season
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Ameer Abdullah (Sept. 29, 2014)

Defensive Player of the Week: Joey Bosa, Ohio State, So., DE

  • Registered six tackles and 2.5 sacks to guide the Buckeyes to a double-overtime victory at Penn State
  • Recorded a sack on the final play of the game to clinch the win
  • Leads all Big Ten players with 8.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Nov. 25, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week: Justin DuVernois, Illinois, Jr., P

  • Averaged 48.7 yards on nine punts as Illinois defeated Minnesota
  • Four of his nine punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including two inside the 10-yard line
  • Recorded two punts of 61 yards and had four punts of longer than 50 yards
  • Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Special Teams Player of the Week: Justin DuVernois (Sept. 16, 2013)

Freshman of the Week: DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, WR

  • Caught a school-record 14 passes, including three receptions on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter, against nationally ranked Ohio State
  • Finished with 126 receiving yards, marking his fourth 100-yard game of the season
  • Leads all Big Ten players with 8.1 receptions per game this season
  • Wins his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: DaeSean Hamilton (Sept. 1, 2014)
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