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Antoine Winfield Jr. Wins Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

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After finishing Fresno with a pick, Winfield wins B1G award

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Fresno State Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

After finishing off Fresno State with an interception (again), Antoine Winfield Jr. wins the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.

This is the third POW award for Winfield who won the defensive POW last year for also finishing off Fresno. He also was the special teams POW in week 1 of last year after an electric punt return for a touchdown against New Mexico State.

In Saturday night’s game Winfield also contributed with a sack and 4 tackles.

Certainly a centrally important player on this defense, Winfield has made significant impacts in multiple games, the key is keeping him healthy throughout the rest of the season.