Redshirt freshman wide receiver Demetrius Douglas was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. He helped the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ break Saturday’s border battle open with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown against Wisconsin in the second quarter.
Demetrius Douglas of @GopherFootball is the #B1GFootball Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a punt 69 yards for a touchdown to aid the Gophers’ 37-15 victory over Wisconsin to win Paul Bunyan’s Axe. https://t.co/LTUE0D4r28 pic.twitter.com/rHnvrC4rSk— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 26, 2018
It was the first punt return touchdown of Douglas’ career at Minnesota, and the Gophers’ second of the season. Antoine Winfield, Jr. delivered the first against New Mexico State, which also earned him Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.