Minnesota Golden Gophers placeholder Casey O’Brien has been named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after holding the team’s final three point after attempts against Rutgers on Saturday. It was a special moment for O’Brien, a four-time cancer survivor, as he made his collegiate debut against a Big Ten team. He was mobbed by his teammates after the first extra point, and shared an emotional moment on the sideline with head coach P.J. Fleck.
Casey O’Brien of @GopherFootball is the #B1GFootball Special Teams Player of the Week. pic.twitter.com/9gzZYrBfJL— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 21, 2019
Here is the segment that College GameDay aired a couple weeks ago: