Steven Sheffield (Texas Tech), Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska) and Jordan Shipley (Texas) have been named Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. Sheffield (offense) earned his first weekly award while Suh (defense) and Shipley (special teams) picked up their second career honor.
BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steven Sheffield, Texas Tech, QB, Jr, Austin, Texas
In his first career start, Steven Sheffield connected on 33-of-41 passes for 490 yards and seven touchdowns in leading Texas Tech to a win over Kansas State. The touchdown total ties the second-best single game performance in school history. The junior accumulated 509 yards of total offense, which ranks 10th all-time at Tech. His passing yardage is the 12th-highest single-game performance in program annals and helped TTU to the school’s third-best offensive game with 734 yards. Sheffield completed his day after the first drive of the fourth quarter.
BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT, Sr, Portland, Ore.
Ndamukong Suh made six tackles, including one-for-loss and a fumble-forcing sack in No. 21/22 Nebraska’s 27-12 win over No. 23/18 Missouri. The senior defensive tackle also had three quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and an interception that led to Nebraska’s go-ahead touchdown. Suh’s sack was the 15th of his career and the interception was his fourth, bettering his own school career record. He has had at least one TFL in 15 of Nebraska’s past 16 games, including each of the past nine.
BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jordan Shipley, Texas, WR/PR/KR, Sr, Burnet, Texas
Jordan Shipley’s 74-yard punt return for a touchdown helped No. 2/2 Texas seal its 38-14 win over Colorado. It was the fifth-longest punt return in UT history. Shipley has returned two punts for scores this season and three in his career - both tied for school records. He tallied 126 yards on five total returns with 88 on punt returns and 38 on kickoff returns for a 25.2 average. Including his 147 yards receiving, Shipley had a career high 273 all-purpose yards.
2009 BIG 12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
S8 Blaine Gabbert, MU, QB, So
S14 Taylor Potts, TTU, QB, Jr
S21 Landry Jones, OU, QB, Fr
S28 Alexander Robinson, ISU, RB, JR
Danario Alexander, MU, WR, Sr
O5 Grant Gregory, KSU, QB, Sr
O12 Steven Sheffield, TTU, QB, Jr
S8 Joe Pawelek, BU, LB, Sr
S14 Max Onyegbule, KU, DE, Sr
Lamarr Houston, UT, DT, Sr
S21 Roddrick Muckelroy, UT, LB, Sr
S28 Earl Thomas, UT, S, So
O5 Jeremy Beal, OU, DE, Jr
O12 Ndamukong Suh, NU, DT, Sr
S8 Perrish Cox, OSU, DB/PR/KR, Sr
S14 Dez Bryant, OSU, WR/PR/KR, Jr
S21 Alex Henery, NU, PK/P, Jr
S28 Brandon Banks, KSU, WR/KR, Sr
O5 Emmanuel Lamur, KSU, DB, So
O12 Jordan Shipley, UT, WR/PR/KR, Sr