Big Ten Football Players of the Week

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Tyler Johnson, Minnesota

Sr., WR, Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis North

Caught 10 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota’s victory against Georgia Southern

Touchdown receptions included a career-long 73-yard touchdown catch and a 2-yard score with 13 seconds left to secure the victory

In 16 games since the start of the 2018 season, Johnson has 95 catches for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Rodney Smith (Oct. 24, 2016)


J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/LaGrange

Rushed 22 times for 193 yards and a touchdown to lead Ohio State to a victory Saturday at Indiana

Had 175 yards rushing at halftime, giving him 316 first-half yards over the past two games

Added two catches for 14 yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception

Claims his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Dwayne Haskins (Nov. 26, 2018)


Defensive Player of the Week

Joe Gaziano, Northwestern

Sr., DL, Scituate, Mass./Xaverian Brothers

Recorded nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, in Northwestern’s win against UNLV

Added 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery

Now has 22 career sacks, giving him sole possession of third place on the all-time list at Northwestern

Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Paddy Fisher (Oct. 30, 2017)


Special Teams Player of the Week

Keith Duncan, Iowa

Jr., K, Weddington, N.C./Weddington

Set a career high with four field goals on four attempts in Iowa’s victory at Iowa State

Converted from 25, 40, 42 and 39 yards in the contest, with the final kick proving to be the game-winner with 4:51 left in the fourth quarter

Improved to 8-for-8 on field goal attempts this season, including 4-fo-4 on attempts from 40 yards or longer

Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first since 2016

Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Riley McCarron (Nov. 21, 2016)


Co-Freshmen of the Week

D.J. Johnson, Iowa

DB, Indianapolis, Ind./North Central

Recorded a career-high eight tackles in the Hawkeyes’ victory against Iowa State

Notched a team-high seven solo stops

Registered two pass breakups, including one on Iowa State’s final drive of the game to preserve Iowa’s win

Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award

Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Riley Moss (Oct. 8, 2018)


Drake Anderson, Northwestern

RB, Chadler, Ariz./Chandler

Rushed 26 times for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ victory against UNLV

Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on a seven-yard run

Established new career highs for carries and rushing yards

Receives his first career Freshman of the Week award

Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: John Moten IV (Nov. 28, 2016)