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BIG TEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF WEEK

December 2, 2013
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Offensive Player of the Week
Tre Roberson, Indiana
So., QB, Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central
*           Threw six touchdown passes, tied for an Indiana record, in the Hoosiers'
56-36 win over Purdue last Saturday
*           Completed 25-of-37 passes for 273 yards and rushed for a career-high 154
yards, for a career-best 427 yards of total offense
*           Led a Hoosier offense that accumulated 692 total yards and 42 first
downs, each program records
*           Registers the first Offensive Player of the Week honor of his career
*           Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Tevin Coleman (Nov. 11, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
Christian Kirksey, Iowa
Sr., LB, St. Louis, Mo./Hazelwood East
*           Notched a team-high 11 tackles in Iowa's 38-17 victory over Nebraska
last Friday
*           Recorded three tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one
pass deflection
*           Helped the Iowa defense hold Nebraska more than 140 yards below its
season rushing average
*           Reels in the first Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career
*           Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: James Morris (Oct. 28, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Jeff Budzien, Northwestern
Sr., PK, Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead
*           Connected on three field goals and four extra points in a 37-34 win at
Illinois to move into first place on the Wildcats' career scoring list with 280
points
*           His 19-yard field goal in the first quarter was his 21st of the season,
which set a new Northwestern single-season record
*           Added field goals of 26 and 42 yards for 13 total points
*           Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
*           Last Northwestern Special Teams Player of the Week: Jeff Budzien (Sept.
17, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
QB, Palmyra, Va./Fork Union Military Academy
*           Threw for 339 yards on 21-of-30 passing and four touchdowns in Penn
State's 31-24 win at nationally ranked Wisconsin last Saturday
*           Now has 2,955 yards passing this season, which ranks third on Penn
State's single-season list
*           Produced his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season, which is tied
for first on the Nittany Lions' single-season list
*           Wins his fifth Freshman of the Week award, which ranks second since the
award began in 2010
*           Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Christian Hackenberg (Nov. 25, 2013)


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