The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota Golden Gopher defensive back Kim Royston was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
The senior safety from Minneapolis recorded 13 tackles, giving him eight games on 10 stops or more this season. He also had a sack and a pass breakup. The sack occurred on the final play of his Gopher career.
This is his first player of the week honor. The last Gopher to do so was Garrett Brown on Nov. 1, 2009.
He earned the distinction with Nebraska Cornhusker linebacker Lavonte David.
Other Gophers that could have earned player of the week honors were quarterback MarQueis Gray and kicker Jordan Wettstein.
Gray was beaten out by Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who had 330 yards of total offense and five touchdowns, and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, who had 156 yards and four touchdowns.
Wettstein was beaten out by Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs, who was 4-4 on field goals (yardages of 48, 43, 29 and 22) and 3-3 on extra points.