Just days after Leo Chenal was recognized as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his nine tackle and 3.5 sack performance against Purdue, the junior inside linebacker was unsurprisingly named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as well.
Week 8's Defensive Player of the Week: Leo Chenal of @BadgerFootball— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 25, 2021
◽ Registered 9 tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks
◽ His 3.5 sacks and 5.5 TFLs are the second-most by an FBS player in 2021
◽ Helped hold the Boilermakers to -13 yards rushing
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Chenal has been on an absolute tear the past few games and currently leads the Wisconsin Badgers in tackles, tackles for loss, and sacks despite missing the first two games of the season. He is averaging over 10 tackles and a sack per game, and he is one of the Big Ten’s top linebackers this season.
Another player quietly putting together the best season of his career is kicker Collin Larsh. On Monday the senior was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. Against Purdue Larsh was a perfect three for three on field goals and also made each of his extra-point attempts.
The kicking game was a fairly large question mark coming into the season, but through seven games Larsh has been consistent for the Badgers. In the year he is 10-of-12, with one of the misses being blocked and the other just wide on a 50+ yard attempt. You can read Drew’s Collin Larsh appreciation post following the Purdue game here.
Week 8's Special Teams Player of the Week: Collin Larsh of @BadgerFootball— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 25, 2021
◽ Connected on all 3 of his FG attempts
◽ Made a pair of FGs in the 2nd quarter to knot the game at 13-13
◽ Tied his career long with a 43-yard FG in the 4th quarter
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