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Michigan’s Ambry Thomas earns Big Ten award for TD

The Detroit News
Michigan's Ambry Thomas returns a second quarter kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

Michigan cornerback Ambry Thomas, who returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the loss to Notre Dame, on Monday was named Big Ten co-special teams player of the week.

Thomas, who is from Detroit King, became the fourth Michigan player to return a kickoff 99 yards or more.

Thomas shares the Big Ten special teams honor with Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield, who returned a punt 76 yards for a TD in the Gophers’ win over New Mexico State.

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Other Big Ten winners:

Offense: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, who completed 22-of-30 passes for 313 yards and five TD in a win over Oregon State.

Co-defense: Illinois LB Jake Hansen, who tied a school record with six tackles for loss in the win over Kent State.

Co-defense: Maryland DB Antoine Brooks, who had a team-high 11 tackles and a game-clinching interception with 1:04 remaining in a win over Texas.

Co-freshman: Maryland WR Jeshaun Jones. He is the first freshman since Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in 2012 to have one passing, one rushing and one receiving TD in his first college game.

Co-freshman: Purdue WR Rondale Moore. He had 313 all-purpose yards during Purdue’s loss to Northwestern, breaking a 46-year-old Boilermakers record.