In addition to David Bell being named Freshman of the Week by the Big Ten, kicker J.D. Dellinger also gets a nice bit of recognition as the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Special Teams Players of the Week
J.D. Dellinger, Purdue
Jr., K, Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day
- Booted a game-winning 39-yard field goal into the wind with three seconds left to hand Purdue a 24-22 road victory at Northwestern
- Marked the second fourth-quarter/overtime game-winning field goal in his career and his first since 2016
- Moved into seventh in school history with his 30th career made field goal
- Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first since 2016
- Last Purdue Special Teams Player of the Week: Spencer Evans (Nov. 5, 2018)
This is actually the second time Dellinger brings it home, the first coming three years ago when he pulled off the small miracle of winning a Darrell Hazell coached game. As true freshman he connected on an overtime walk-off field goal at Illinois and likely saved Hazell’s job... for a week.
Snark aside, Dellinger has been excellent this season. He is 10 of 12 on field goals with a career long of 53.