Christine Michael (Texas A&M), Arthur Brown (Kansas State) and
Anthony Cantele (Kansas State) have been named Big 12 Conference
Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel.Cantele (special teams) was recognized for the second time in his career while Michael (offense) and Brown (defense) picked up their first honor.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Christine Michael, Texas A&M, RB, Jr, Beautmont, Texas
Christine Michael rushed for a career-high 230 yards on 32 carries in Texas A&M’s 42-38 loss to Arkansas. He scored three touchdowns on runs of 48, 29 and four yards. Michael also caught two balls for seven yards.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, LB, Jr, Wichita, Kan.
With Kansas State behind 35-33, Arthur Brown forced Robert Griffin III into his first interception of the season, which set up the Wildcats’ game-winning field goal by Anthony Cantele. Brown, who has averaged over eight tackles a game in 2011, then sacked Griffin on first down and also collected another stop on third down during the Bears’ final drive of the game to seal the win. For the game, Brown recorded eight tackles and 1.5 sacks for K-State, which is now 4-0 on the season after the 36-35 victory.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Anthony Cantele, Kansas State, PK, Jr, Wichita, Kan.
Anthony Cantele drilled a career-high three field goals, including the game-winner with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter, as Kansas State moved to 4-0 on the season after a 36-35 win over No. 15 Baylor. The junior connected on field goals of 28 and 37 yards to give the Wildcats a 13-7 lead in the first quarter. Following Robert Griffin III’s first interception of the season, the Wildcats moved the ball to the Baylor 15-yard line to set up Cantele’s 31-yard kick that completed the fourth-quarter comeback.
2011 Big 12 Football Players of the Week
|9/ 6||Robert Griffin III, BU, QB, Jr||Tony Jerod-Eddie, TAMU, DE, Sr||Aaron Jones, BU, PK, So
Quinn Sharp, OSU, PK/P, Jr
|9/13||Steele Jantz, ISU, QB, Jr||Zaviar Gooden, MU, LB, Jr||D.J. Beshears, KU, WR/KR, Jr|
|9/19||Seth Doege, TTU, QB, Jr
Henry Josey, MU, TB, So
|Javon Harris, OU, S, So||Justin Gilbert, OSU, DB/KR, So|
|9/26||Brandon Weeden, OSU, QB, Sr||Tre Walker, KSU, LB, So||Ben McRoy, TTU, Ath, So|
||Christine Michael, TAMU, RB, Jr||Arthur Brown, KSU, LB, Jr||Anthony Cantele, KSU, PK, Jr|