Senior DE Stryker Sulak and sophomore WR/KR/PR Jeremy Maclin were named the Big 12 Conference Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office.
Sulak was credited with five tackles for loss, including three quarterback sacks. He also forced a fumble and blocked an extra point, to add to his eight overall tackles. Sulak had the most tackles for loss, as well as most quarterback sacks, in the NCAA in week one, as he stands on top of the charts in both categories nationally heading into Saturday’s game against Southeast Missouri State. This is the first Big 12 weekly honor for Sulak, who was a 2 nd -Team All-Big 12 pick in 2007 by both league coaches and media.
Maclin was honored for his game-changing performance on special teams Saturday, which featured a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Illini that came just :13 seconds after Illinois had taken its only lead of the game. Maclin’s touchdown made it 17-13 in favor of MU in the 2 nd quarter, and the Tigers never looked back.