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Hawkeyes’ Johnson, Spartans’ Haladay and Gophers’ Trickett garner accolades

Following Week 10 contests, the Big Ten Conference Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Week, and the Freshman of the Week were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week
Kaleb Johnson, Iowa
RB – Fr. – Hamilton, Ohio – Hamilton

  • Recorded his first career 200-yard game (second career 100-yard game), finishing with 200 yards on 22 attempts with one touchdown in Iowa’s 24-3 road win at Purdue
  • Johnson is the first Hawkeye freshman since Marcus Coker in 2010 to have two 100-yard rushing games and his 200 rushing yards are the 18th-most in a single game in program history and the second-most by a Hawkeye freshman all-time
  • Had a career-long 75-yard touchdown run on the second play of the second half, Iowa’s longest rush since Tyler Goodson’s 80-yard touchdown run against Wisconsin in 2020
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Ihmir Smith-Marsette (Dec. 14, 2020)
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Drew Stevens (Oct. 31, 2022)

Defensive Player of the Week
Cal Haladay, Michigan State
LB – So. – Elysburg, Pa. – Southern Columbia

  • Posted a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss, finishing with nine total tackles for his seventh straight game with six or more stops in the Spartans’ 23-15 victory at No. 16 Illinois
  • Spearheaded a Spartan defense that posted a goal line stand on the Illini’s opening possession of the game, one of five fourth-down stops that the MSU defense registered on the night, including a season-high three in the red zone
  • Helped hold Illinois to 153 yards rushing and 3.26 yards/rush, both second lowest of the season for the Illini, while his 3.5 tackles for loss were part of MSU’s 9.0 total TFLs, matching the team’s season-high for a Big Ten game
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Jacoby Windmon (Oct. 17, 2022)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Matthew Trickett, Minnesota
K – Sr. – Cleveland, Ohio – St. Ignatius

  • Made his two longest field goals of the season, first from 47 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter to cut Nebraska’s lead to 10-3 and later from 49 yards in the fourth quarter to give Minnesota its first lead in the game
  • Went 2-of-2 on PATs, scoring eight of Minnesota’s 20 points on the afternoon, helping the Gophers to their biggest comeback win since 2014
  • Recorded the 22nd multi-field goal game of his career and his third this season, while improving to 10-of-11 on field goal attempts and a perfect 35-of-35 on PATs
  • Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Mark Crawford (Oct. 4, 2021)

2022 Big Ten Football Players of the Week

Aug. 29
O: Chase Brown, RB, Jr., ILL
O: Ryan Hilinski, QB, Jr., NU
D: Cameron Mitchell, CB, Jr., NU
S: Luke Akers, P, Jr., NU

Sept. 5
O: Anthony Grant, RB, Jr., NEB
O: Sean Clifford, QB, Sr., PSU
D: Jacoby Windmon, DE/LB, Sr., MSU
S: Tory Taylor, P, Jr., IOWA
F: Roman Hemby, RB, MD

Sept. 12
O: Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, Jr., MD
O: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, So., OSU
D: Jacoby Windmon, DE/LB, Sr., MSU
S: Lukas Van Ness, DT, So., IOWA
F: Nicholas Singleton, RB, PSU

Sept. 19
O: C.J. Stroud, QB, So., OSU
D: Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Sr., PSU
S: Charles Campbell, PK, Jr., IND
F: Nicholas Singleton, RB, PSU

Sept. 26
O: Blake Corum, RB, Jr., MICH
O: Tanner Morgan, QB, Sr., MINN
D: Kaevon Merriweather, DB, Sr., IOWA
D: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Sr., OSU
S: Tory Taylor, P, Jr., IOWA
F: Kaytron Allen, RB, PSU

Oct. 3
O: Miyan Williams, RB, Jr., OSU
D: Cam Allen, S, Sr., PUR
S: Barney Amor, P, Sr., PSU
F: Malcolm Hartzog, CB, NEB

Oct. 10
O: C.J. Stroud, QB, So., OSU
D: Kamo’I Latu, S, Jr., WIS
S: Fabrizio Pinton, K/P, Fr., ILL
F: Fabrizio Pinton, K/P, ILL
F: Jaishawn Barham, LB, MD

Oct. 17
O: Chase Brown, RB, Jr., ILL
O: Aidan O’Connell, QB, Sr., PUR
D: Jacoby Windmon, DE/LB, Sr., MSU
S: Jake Moody, K, Gr., MICH
F: Devin Mockobee, RB, PUR

Oct. 24
O: Sean Clifford, QB, Sr., PSU
D: John Torchio, S, Sr., WIS
S: Noah Ruggles, K, Gr., OSU
F: Roman Hemby, RB, MD

Oct. 31
O: Blake Corum, RB, Jr., MICH
D: J.T. Tuimoloau, DE, So., OSU
S: Jake Moody, K, Gr., MICH
F: Drew Stevens, K, IOWA

Nov. 7
O: Kaleb Johnson, RB, Fr., IOWA
D: Cal Haladay, LB, So., MSU
S: Matthew Trickett, K, Sr., MINN
F: Kaleb Johnson, RB, IOWA

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