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Minnesota Football: Jacob Herbers named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week

The Gophers doubled up on Big Ten weekly honors after the Purdue game

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Minnesota at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In addition to quarterback Tanner Morgan being named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, punter Jacob Herbers has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.

The redshirt senior booted a total of four punts against the Boilermakers on Saturday for an average of 41.2 yards per punt. Herbers evem dropped two of those punts inside the 5-yard line, pinning Purdue at their own 1- and 2-yard lines.

Morgan and Herbers are the third and fourth Golden Gophers this season to be recognized as a Player of the Week by the Big Ten, following Antoine Winfield Jr. in Week 2 (Defensive Player of the Week) and Tyler Johnson in Week 3 (Co-Offensive Player of the Week).