UM's Lewis, Chesson Peppers nab Big Ten honors
Three Michigan players were honored this week by the Big Ten for their performances in Michigan's win over Northwestern.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis, a junior from Detroit Cass Tech, had four tackles, including one tackle for loss, and returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown. He was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
Senior receiver Jehu Chesson, who returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, was named Special Teams Player of the Week. It was the fourth-longest kickoff return for a TD in Michigan history.
Safety Jabrill Peppers was named Freshman of the Week along with Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks. Peppers had five tackles (1.5 for loss) and three pass breakups as UM limited Northwestern to 130 yards passing.
The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week was Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri, who had 43 carries for 256 yards rushing against Illinois.
Brooks had 176 yards rushing in Minnesota's win over Purdue.