Wisconsin LB T.J. Edwards named Big Ten Freshman of the Week


No surprise here: Wisconsin redshirt freshman linebacker T.J. Edwards is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after recording a career-high 16 tackles in Saturday's win over Purdue.

Edwards also forced a fumble and notched seven solo tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. This is the first time Edwards has won a weekly award from the Big Ten. UW's last Big Ten Freshman of the Week was Taiwan Deal on Sept. 28.

For more on Wisconsin's strong effort against Purdue, read our defense review from Sunday.