Michigan’s De’Veon Smith earns first Big Ten weekly award

The Detroit News
Michigan running back De'Veon Smith runs the ball for his second touchdown of the third quarter.

Michigan running back De’Veon Smith, who rushed for a career-high 158 yards in a 20-10 win over Indiana, has been named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Smith leads the Wolverines in rushing with 750 yards and he has 10 touchdowns. This is the first time he has earned the weekly Big Ten honor.

Smith, a senior from Warren, Ohio, shares the award with Iowa running back LeShun Daniels, who had 159 yards rushing and two TD in a win over Illinois.

Other award winners:

Defense: Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman, who had a career-high 10 tackles, including two for losses, in the Gophers’ victory over Northwestern.

Co-special teams: Iowa receiver Riley McCarron (55-yard punt return for TD) and Penn State kicker Tyler Davis (4-of-4 field goals).

Freshman: Ohio State running back Mike Weber, who carried 114 times for 111 yards and one TD in the win over Michigan State. Weber, from Detroit Cass Tech, is a former Detroit News No. 1 Blue Chip player.

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