Michigan DL Aidan Hutchinson named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Posted at 11:03 AM, Oct 07, 2019

CHICAGO (WXYZ) — Michigan sophomore defensive lineman Aidan Huthcinson has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Hutchinson, who is from Plymouth and played for Divine Child, had an incredible game in the Wolverines' 10-3 win over Iowa which saw Michigan's defense dominate.

He had six tackles, one sack and a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss in the win. He also added a forced fumble and a pass break-up.

The league said he was the anchor of a defense that had allowed just one rushing yard and recorded eight sacks.

This is Hutchinson's first defensive player of the week honor, and the first for Michigan since Chase Winovich on Oct. 1, 2018.

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor was named the league's offensive player of the week, his third award of the season, and Maryland RB Javon Leake was named special teams player of the week.