Offensive Player of the Week
Chase Brown, Illinois
RB – So. – London, Ontario – St. Stephens Episcopal (Fla.)

  • Rushed for a career-high 257 yards and tied a career high with two touchdowns in Illinois’ 24-14 win vs. Charlotte. Also added a 17-yard reception
  • His 257 rushing yards marked the fourth-most in a single game in Illini history and the third-most by an FBS player in 2021, trailing only Ohio State’s TreVeyon Henderson (277 vs. Tulsa on Sept. 18) and Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III (264 at Northwestern on Sept. 3)
  • Scored a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter to give Illinois a 17-14 lead. Added his second touchdown of the game at the end of the third quarter on an 80-yard run to put Illinois up 24-14. His 80-yard score is tied for the 10th-longest run in program history
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Illinois Offensive Player of the Week: Artur Sitkowski (Aug. 30, 2021)

 
Co-Defensive Player of the Week
David Ojabo, Michigan
LB – Jr. – Aberdeen, Scotland. – Blair Academy (N.J.)

  • Recorded 2.5 sacks and led the Wolverines with seven tackles (four solo), including two for a loss, in Michigan’s 38-17 win vs. Wisconsin
  • Added the first forced fumble of his career on a strip sack in the fourth quarter
  • Registered the first multi-sack game of his career
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Aidan Hutchinson (Oct. 7, 2019)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
JoJo Domann, Nebraska
LB – Sr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pine Creek (Colo.)

  • Recorded a career-high two sacks, forced two fumbles and led the Huskers defense with nine tackles (eight solo) in Nebraska’s 56-7 win over Northwestern. Helped lead a Nebraska defense that allowed its fewest points in a Big Ten game since 2019
  • With Northwestern threatening in the second quarter on the Nebraska 1, forced a fumble to help prevent a Wildcats score
  • Is one of just six FBS players to record at least two sacks and two forced fumbles in a single game in 2021 and is the only FBS player to record at least nine tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in a game this season
  • Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Luke Reimer (Sept. 13, 2021)

Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Mark Crawford, Minnesota
P – So. – Perth West, Australia

  • Helped Minnesota control field position by placing four punts inside the 15 in the Gophers’ 20-13 win at Purdue. Forced the Boilermakers offense to start drives from the 2, 9, 15 and 15-yard lines
  • Punted six times for 308 yards (51.3 avg.), including three 50-plus-yard punts
  • Recorded a career-long 60-yard punt twice during the game
  • Despite the heavy rain, executed successful place kicking holds on two extra points and two field goals, including a 38-yard field goal with 1:46 left in regulation to give Minnesota a 20-13 lead
  • Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Casey O’Brien (Oct. 21, 2019)

 
Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Jordan Stout, Penn State
K/P – Sr. – Cedar Bluff, Va. – Honaker (Va.)

  • Landed four punts inside the 20, recorded touchbacks on four of five kickoffs and made a 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to help Penn State defeat Indiana 24-0. Also connected on all three of his extra point attempts
  • Has now made four field goals of more than 50 yards in his career and ranks second in Penn State history behind Chris Bahr (six)
  • Totaled six punts for 278 yards (46.3 avg.), including two 50-plus-yard punts
  • Earns his second Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the season
  • Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordan Stout (Sept. 6, 2021)

 
Freshman of the Week
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
QB – Empire, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)  

  • Completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9 pct.) for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in Ohio State’s 52-13 win over Rutgers
  • Recorded a passer efficiency of 266.174 in the win, marking the third-highest passer efficiency by an FBS quarterback in a single game in 2021
  • His five touchdown passes are tied for the sixth-most in a single game in Ohio State history and the fourth-most by an FBS quarterback in 2021
  • Earns the third Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kyle McCord (Sept. 27, 2021)