KSU Kicker Nabs Big 12 Honors

By: Big 12 Conference Email
By: Big 12 Conference Email

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Dantrell Savage (Oklahoma State), Curtis Lofton (Oklahoma), and Brooks Rossman (Kansas State) have been named Big 12 Conference Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. Savage (offense), Lofton (defense), and Rossman (special teams) are recognized for the first time.

Offensive Player of the Week
Dantrell Savage, Sr, RB, Oklahoma State (Columbus, Ga.) Dantrell Savage registered his fourth 100-yard rushing game with a career-high 212 yards in Oklahoma State's 45-14 win at Nebraska, snapping the Cowboys 20-game losing streak in Lincoln. Savage averaged 8.5 yards on 25 carries, and also had a 30-yard touchdown scamper.

Defensive Player of the Week
Curtis Lofton, Jr, LB, Oklahoma (Kingfisher, Okla.) Curtis Lofton tallied a career-best 18 tackles and returned a fumble 12 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown for Oklahoma in its 41-31 victory over 11th-ranked Missouri. Two plays after OU had taken 29-24 lead, Lofton lifted the Sooners to a 35-24 advantage with his fumble return.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Brooks Rossman, Jr, PK, Kansas State (San Diego, Calif.) Brooks Rossman hit on 4-of-5 field goal attempts, converting from 20, 36, a career-long 52-yarder as time expired in the first half, and 39 yards in helping to lift Kansas State to a 47-20 win over Colorado. It marked the first time a Wildcat kicker connected on four field goals since 2004.

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