Gophers safety Jacob Huff named Big Ten defensive player of the week
September 18, 2017 — 9:58am
The Big Ten named Gophers safety Jacob Huff its defensive player of the week for his efforts in Saturday's 34-3 victory over Middle Tennessee.
Huff, a junior from Bollingbrook, Ill., returned a second-quarter interception 67 yards for a touchdown, a key play that boosted Minnesota's lead to 20-3. He also had four tackles, including one for a loss, and one pass breakup.
"I've never had a pick-six, so seeing all that daylight and green, it was a pretty humbling experience,'' Huff said.
Huff is the first Gopher to be Big Ten defensive player of the week since Blake Cashman on Nov. 21, 2016.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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