Tevin Coleman Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

 Tevin Coleman set a career high in rushing yards with 215 in the win against Illinois on Saturday

Tevin Coleman set a career high in rushing yards with 215 in the win against Illinois on Saturday

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@sammyj108) 

Indiana sophomore running back Tevin Coleman has been named Offensive Player of the Week by the Big Ten Conference on monday.  This is Coleman's first time winning the award and the first Hoosier runner since Levron Williams to win Offensive Player of the Week way back in November, 2001.  

Coleman set a career high with 215 yards on the ground including runs of 64 and 75 yards that went for touchdowns.  He averaged 14.3 yards per carry on just 15 carries.  Coleman also became the first Hoosier to run for back-to-back 100-yard games since BenJarvis Green-Ellis in 2003.

Tevin Coleman is also up for the Paul Hornung Award for he most versatile player in major college football.  Fans can vote on the Hornung Award.

Coleman has rushed for a team high 958 yards, leaving him just 42 yards away from becoming the first Hoosier runner to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark since 2001.  He has 12 total touchdowns on the year and has scored at least once in each game this season.