Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, November 2, 2015

The Big Ten office released its Week 9 players of the week Monday, and you can see all of the honorees and watch video highlights below.

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Offensive Player of the Week: David Blough, Purdue, Fr., QB, Carrollton, Texas/Creekview

  • Accounted for 356 total yards of offense and five touchdowns in Purdue?s win against Nebraska
  • Completed 28 of 43 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns
  • Rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries, including a 56-yard touchdown run
  • Claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Robert Marve (Nov. 26, 2012)


Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Brown, Purdue, Sr., CB, Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough

  • Recorded three interceptions in the Boilermakers? victory over Nebraska
  • Became only the second Big Ten player to record three interceptions in a single game since 2009 and first for Purdue since 1997
  • Added four tackles and one pass breakup
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Kawann Short (Nov. 12, 2012)


Special Teams Player of the Week: William Likely, Maryland, Jr., DB, Belle Glade, Fla./Glade Central

  • Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Iowa, marking his second career 100-yard kickoff return touchdown
  • Totaled 220 kickoff return yards, averaging 36.7 yards per return
  • Recorded the 35th 100-yard kickoff return in conference history and first since he accomplished the feat against Stanford on Dec. 30, 2014
  • Claims his second career Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: William Likely (Sept. 8, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, S, East Orange, N.J./Paramus Catholic

  • Made contributions in all three phases of the game as Michigan defeated Minnesota
  • Tallied three tackles and two pass breakups on defense
  • Recorded a 43-yard kickoff return and 41-yard punt return
  • Added 16 rushing yards on four attempts, including a six-yard touchdown
  • Wins his second career weekly award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Jabrill Peppers (Oct. 12, 2015)