, September 26, 2016

The Big Ten office released its Week 4 players of the week Monday, and three of the four names are first-time honorees. The only exception is Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Check out all of the winners below.

Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska, Sr., QB

  • Accounted for 378 yards of total offense, including one touchdown, in Nebraska?s win at Northwestern
  • Set a career high with 132 rushing yards, including a season-long 37-yard run
  • Threw for 246 yards and a touchdown without an interception
  • Claims the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Nov. 9, 2015)


Defensive Player of the Week: T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, Jr., LB

  • Recorded six total tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, to guide Wisconsin to a road victory over Michigan State
  • Registered a career-high 2.5 sacks, giving him 4.5 sacks over his last three games
  • Added two quarterback hurries as the Badgers held the Spartans without a touchdown at home for just the second time since 2000
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Joe Schobert (Oct. 5, 2015)


Special Teams Player of the Week: Ron Coluzzi, Iowa, Sr., P, Naperville, Ill./Naperville North

  • Punted seven times for an average of 42.0 yards per punt, including a season-best 55-yarder, in Iowa?s win at Rutgers
  • Had four of his seven punts downed inside the 20-yard line
  • Placed all three of his kickoffs into the end zone for a touchback
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Marshall Koehn (Sept. 21, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin, QB

  • Threw for 195 yards and a touchdown in his first career start, leading the Badgers to a victory at Michigan State
  • Excelled on third downs, going 9-for-13 for 136 yards and a touchdown
  • Guided Wisconsin to its 11th win in its last 12 Big Ten road games and its first win at Spartan Stadium since 2002
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: T.J. Edwards (Oct. 19, 2015)