Buckeyes’ Ryan Shazier earns Big Ten co-defensive player of the week honors

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.

  • deesh

    good to hear, especially since he changed his number for the game to honor his friend (or relative or whatever it was). Way to make ’em proud.

  • buckeyesRus

    This was earned and well deserved. He changed his number from 10 to 48 to honor his hs football manager who died of cancer. He was great he received his first B1G D player of the week as a reward for his efforts to honor his friend! Good for him!