The Big Ten announced today the players of the week. Sophomore LB Ryan Shazier was the co-defensive player of the week for his performance against Penn State on Saturday-
“Ryan Shazier, Ohio State So., LB, Plantation, Fla./Plantation
Returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter against Penn State, giving Ohio State a 14-7 lead it would not relinquish. Recorded a team-high eight tackles, including two sacks for 22 yards, and a forced fumble. Was part of the Ohio State defense that limited Penn State to just 32 yards rushing. Takes home his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor. Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: John Simon (Oct. 17, 2011)”
Shazier shared the award with Nebraska LB David Santos.