Shannon Brooks had an incredible day on Saturday. His 17 carries for 176 yards (10.4 ypc) and 1 TD were one of the best freshman running performances in Minnesota history! His 176 yards was also the best freshman rushing performance since 2003. Shannon's powerful runs and explosive stiff arm created highlights that couldn't be ignored:
Ladies and gentlemen: Shannon Brooks! stiff arm to rival all others - ESPN Video - http://t.co/WAcAC859Of— Chris Doffing (@ChrisDoffing) October 11, 2015
Those cuts and then that toss. https://t.co/e8LPRPqAdZ— Chris H. (@GoAUpher) October 10, 2015
I'm sorry, were you trying to tackle Shannon Brooks? https://t.co/kQcREeTvaM— Chris H. (@GoAUpher) October 10, 2015
Y U keeping trying to tackle Shannon Brooks? https://t.co/u1ifzUXXYK— Chris H. (@GoAUpher) October 10, 2015
The folks in the Big Ten offices noticed, because Shannon was jumped named co-Big Ten Freshman of the week with Michigan's Jabril Peppers!
The Co-Freshmen of the Week are @umichfootball S Jabrill Peppers & @GopherFootball RB Shannon Brooks pic.twitter.com/OhKCizQJLU— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 12, 2015
The award is the first of what we all hope will be many conference awards for the Gopher freshman. It's also the first B1G Frosh of the Week award for a Minnesota player since Chris Streveler earned one against San Jose State last season.