For the second time this season, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.â†µ
Jones first received the honor following the Northern Colorado game. He had four tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in that game. Against Illinois this past Saturday, Jones recorded 14 tackles and had one pass breakup. According to the Detroit News, Saturday was the 20th time in Jones' career that he has had a double-digit amount of tackles in a game.
With Jones taking home another weekly Big Ten award, MSU's streak of having at least one player be honored by the Big Ten each week of the season is still alive. So far six MSU players have been honored by the Big Ten this season. Jones and Le'Veon Bell have been honored twice, and Dan Conroy, Aaron Bates, Keshawn Martin and Trenton Robinson have each received an award once. (Speaking on Conroy, he was honored by the Lou Groza Award as one of the top three stars of the week for making four field goals against Illinois.)