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Dwayne Haskins is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week following monster season opener

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Dwayne Haskins opened a lot of eyes -- and the Buckeyes records book -- in the season opener against Oregon State. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Dwayne Haskins is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week following monster season opener

Dwayne Haskins didn’t wait long to put his name in the Ohio State record books and on Monday morning, the Big Ten rewarded him for his five touchdown, 313 yard performance. Haskins, the Buckeyes redshirt sophomore quarterback, was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week after Ohio State’s dominating 77-31 win over Oregon State.

No Ohio State quarterback had ever thrown for more than 300 yards or thrown for five scores in their first start, yet Haskins did both against the Beavers.

The full list of Big Ten Players of the Week is below.

 

Offensive Player of the Week
Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
So., QB, Potomac, Md./Bullis School

•              Making his first career start, completed 22 of 30 passes for 313 yards and five touchdowns to record a victory over Oregon State
•              Became the first quarterback in program history to throw for 300 yards in his first career start
•              Added 24 yards rushing on two carries
•              Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
•              Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Mike Weber (Nov. 13, 2017)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Jake Hansen, Illinois
So., LB, Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake

•              Tied the Illinois school record with 6.0 tackles for loss in the team’s win against Kent State
•              Recorded a career-high 15 tackles in the contest, including 10 solo stops
•              Nearly tripled his career total for tackles, as he had entered the season with eight tackles
•              Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
•              Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Tre Watson (Nov. 7, 2016)

Antoine Brooks Jr., Maryland
Jr., DB, Lanham, Md./DuVal

•              Led the team with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, as Maryland defeated Texas to open the season for the second straight year
•              Registered the game-sealing interception with 1:04 remaining to complete a 34-29 victory
•              Added one tackle for loss in the contest
•              Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
•              Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Cole Farrand (Sept. 29, 2014)

Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Ambry Thomas, Michigan
So., DB, Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King

•              Registered a 99-yard touchdown on a kickoff return late in the first half at Notre Dame
•              His touchdown marked the fourth kickoff return touchdown of 99 yards or longer in program history and the first since 1994
•              Scored the first touchdown of his career and the first kickoff return score by a Wolverine since 2015
•              Receives his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award
•              Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Kenny Allen (Oct. 31, 2016)

Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
So., DB, The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands

•              Recorded a 76-yard punt return touchdown in a victory over New Mexico State
•              Broke five tackles on the return, which was the first punt return touchdown by a Gopher since 2013
•              Added five tackles in the contest
•              Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award
•              Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Rodney Smith (Nov. 13, 2017)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Jeshaun Jones, Maryland
Fr., WR, Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers

•              Became the first freshman in at least the last 20 years to record a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in his first career game and the first to do so in any game since Marcus Mariota in 2012
•              Recorded two catches for 73 yards and one touchdown, one carry for a 28-yard touchdown and one pass completion for a 20-yard touchdown
•              Became the first Big Ten student with a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in a single contest since Michigan’s Vincent Smith in 2011
•              Claims his first Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Lorenzo Harrison (Oct. 24, 2016)

Rondale Moore, Purdue
Fr., WR, New Albany, Ind./Trinity

•              Broke Purdue’s 46-year old record for most all-purpose yards in a contest with 313 yards against Northwestern
•              Rushed twice for 79 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown run, and caught 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown
•              Added 125 yards on five kickoff returns
•              Records his first Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Brian Lankford-Johnson (Oct. 10, 2016)

Birm

Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.