Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald recognized a handful of athletes for the program's Week 1 honors during a press conference Monday afternoon. You can see who was recognized below, or watch Fitzgerald discuss the recipients — and lack thereof — the top of this page.
Offensive Player of the Week
OL Peter Skoronski
In his tenth career start as a Wildcat, Skoronski was a bright spot in Northwestern's offense. "He played another spectacular game," head coach Pat Fitzgerald said.
Defensive Player of the Week: N/A
Offensive Big Playmaker of the Week
TE Trey Pugh
Pugh recorded career-highs in receptions (4) and touchdowns (2) in Friday's home opener against Michigan State.
According to Northwestern Athletics, "Pugh is the first Wildcat Tight End to score two touchdowns since Garrett Dickerson caught two passes in the end zone on Nov. 18, 2017 against Minnesota. Pugh is the first Wildcat to have two receiving touchdowns in the season opener since at least 2000."
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Defensive Big Playmaker of the Week: N/A
Special Teams Player of the Week
LB Troy Hudetz
"Troy starts on three teams," Fitzgerald said. "We had to make some adjustments in-game. He did a really good job of getting that done. He's been a mainstay on our special teams throughout his career. I'm really proud of the job he's doing as an older guy here in our program"
Practice Players of the Week
LB Mac Uihlein
WR Calvin Johnson II
DB Trent Carrington
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