HAMILTON AND BARKLEY EARN B1G WEEKLY HONORS
Senior wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (Fredericksburg, Va.) and junior running back/kick returner Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) each claimed Big Ten weekly accolades after stellar performances. Hamilton is the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Barkley is the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. Barkley is the first Big Ten player to earn offensive and special teams honors in the same season since Michigan’s Jehu Chesson in 2015.
This is the first offensive honor for Hamilton and third overall as he was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree in 2014. Barkley earns his first special teams accolade and third conference weekly award of the season (2 offensive). He has earned seven conference honors (four offensive, two freshman, one special teams) in his career.