Corey Coleman (Baylor), Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech), Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma) and Daje Johnson (Texas) were named Big 12 Football Players of the Week by a panel of media that covers the Conference. Mahomes (offense) was recognized for the second-consecutive week and third time in his career. Coleman (offense) and Sanchez (defense) were each honored for the second time while Johnson (special teams) picked up his first career award.
Big 12 Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Jr, Richardson, Texas
Corey Coleman had six catches for 182 yards and a school-record four touchdowns in No. 4 Baylor’s 66-31 win over Lamar. His touchdown grabs covered 42, 21, 61 and 34 yards. Coleman leads the country in receiving yards (180 ypg) and touchdown catches (5). The junior posted his sixth-career 100-yard receiving game for the ninth-most in program history. His 182 receiving yards tied for the 12th-most in a game and second-highest in his career (224 yards at Oklahoma in 2014). Coleman has 18 career TD receptions for seventh on BU’s all-time list and he became the eighth Bears receiver to eclipse 2,000 career receiving yards (2,006). He also took over the school record for average receiving yards per game (80.24). Coleman leads the Big 12 in scoring with 15.0 points and is second in all-purpose yards with 182.5 per contest.
Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, QB, So, Whitehouse, Texas
Patrick Mahomes accounted for six touchdowns with four passing and two rushing in Texas Tech’s 69-20 win over UTEP. He completed 18 of 33 passes for 361 yards, including 297 yards in the first half alone, and had no interceptions. The sophomore also ran for 27 yards on six carries. Mahomes has now thrown for 300 or more yards and four or more touchdown passes in five-consecutive games. Over the first six starts of his career, he has thrown for 2,214 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Mahomes leads the nation in points responsible for (60), ranks No. 2 nationally in total offense per game (428.5), passing yards (786), passing yards per game (393.0) and passing touchdowns (8).
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma, CB, Jr, Fort Worth, Texas
Zack Sanchez recorded six tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and the game-clinching interception in No. 17/19 Oklahoma's 31-24 come-from-behind double-overtime win at No. 23 Tennessee. The interception was the ninth of the junior cornerback’s career and marked the final play of the game as OU rallied from a 17-0 deficit. The team trailed 17-3 with less than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Sanchez helped the Sooners' defense hold the Volunteers to just 125 passing yards (4.0 yards per attempt) and 254 total yards (3.3 yards per play).
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Daje Johnson, Texas, PR/KR, Sr, Pflugerville, Texas
Daje Johnson returned three punts for 119 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown and a separate 31-yard return that setup another TD. His 85-yarder marked a tie for the fourth-longest punt return in school history, matching his 85-yard TD vs. Oklahoma in 2013. Johnson became just the eighth player at UT to record at least two career punt returns for a touchdown and moved into a tie for fourth on the Longhorn career chart for most punt returns for a TD with two. The school career record of three is shared by three players. The senior added a kickoff return for 35 yards to record a team-best 154 all-purpose yards on just four touches (38.5 avg). Johnson currently leads the Big 12 in punt return average (24.4) and ranks fourth in all-purpose average (133.0 ypg).
2015 Big 12 Football Players of the Week
|Sept. 7||Patrick Mahomes, TTU, QB||Karl Joseph, WVU, S||Jakeem Grant, TTU, KR|
|Sept. 14||Corey Coleman, BU, WR||Zack Sanchez, OU, CB||Daje Johnson, UT, KR/PR|
|Patrick Mahomes, TTU, QB|