BiG Ten Football Weekly Awards

Offensive Player of the Week
Jack Plummer, Purdue

Fr., QB, Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert

  • Completed 33 of 41 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns in Purdue’s victory against Maryland
  • Broke the school record for completion percentage with a minimum of 40 passing attempts (80.5 percent), which is the third-highest completion percentage in the Big Ten with 40 or more attempts since 2000
  • Tallied the second-most passing yards in school history by a freshman
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Elijah Sindelar (Sept. 9, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week
Kamal Martin, Minnesota

Sr., LB, Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville

  • Recorded a career-high 15 tackles, including six solo stops, in Minnesota’s win against Nebraska
  • Anchored a defense that did not allow a point until the fourth quarter
  • Leads the Gophers with 41 tackles on the season
  • Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Antoine Winfield Jr. (Sept. 9, 2018)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Blake Gillikin, Penn State

Sr., P, Smyrna, Ga./The Westminster Schools

  • Punted seven times for 295 yards in Penn State’s victory at Iowa
  • Had five punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including three punts inside the 10
  • Hit a 62-yard punt in the third quarter, his 47th career punt over 50 yards and seventh career punt of 60 or more yards
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Saquon Barkley (Oct. 30, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
David Bell, Purdue
WR, Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central

  • Caught nine passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermakers’ win against Maryland
  • Set career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns to become only the third Purdue freshman to record those milestones in a single game
  • Registered touchdown catches of 23 and 8 yards
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Rondale Moore (Nov. 26, 2018)

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