staff, September 21, 2015

The Big Ten office handed out its Week 3 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday morning. See the honorees and watch select video highlights below.

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Offensive Player of the Week: Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State, Sr., WR, Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison

  • Set career highs with eight receptions, 156 receiving yards and three touchdown catches in Michigan State's victory over Air Force
  • Scored on touchdown receptions from 28, 32 and 21 yards, while notching at least 100 receiving yards for the third straight game
  • Seven of his eight catches resulted in first downs or touchdowns
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Langford (Oct. 14, 2013)


Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Walker, Northwestern, So., LB, Miami, Fla./Monsignor Edward Pace

  • Recorded a career-high 19 tackles to lead Northwestern to a victory at Duke
  • Added 1.5 tackles for loss for the Wildcats, who improved to 3-0 on the season
  • Anchors a Northwestern defense that has held opponents to one total touchdown through three games
  • Claims his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Walker (Sept. 8, 2015)


Special Teams Player of the Week: Marshall Koehn, Iowa, Sr., K, Solon, Iowa/Solon

  • Tied a Kinnick Stadium record with a 57-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to lead Iowa past Pittsburgh
  • Added a 43-yard field goal and went 3-for-3 on extra points
  • Also punted once, a 64-yard kick that was downed inside the five-yard line
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Kevonte Martin-Manley (Sept. 23, 2013)


Co-Freshmen of the Week: Jonathan Crawford, Indiana, S, Largo, Fla./Largo

  • Recorded four tackles and two interceptions as Indiana moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2010
  • Both interceptions came in the third quarter and led to Hoosier touchdowns
  • Became the first Indiana true freshman since 2007 to record a pair of interceptions in a single game
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Tegray Scales (Sept. 22, 2014)


Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB, Coplay, Pa./Whitehall

  • Rushed for a career-high 195 yards and two touchdowns to lead Penn State to a conference victory
  • Recorded the most rushing yards by a Penn State true freshman since 1998
  • Finished with an average of 9.3 yards per carry on 21 attempts
  • Wins his second consecutive weekly award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Saquon Barkley (Sept. 14, 2015)