TreVeyon Henderson receives Big Ten co-offensive player of the week, freshman of week honors

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson has picked up a pair of weekly Big Ten honors after rushing for 277 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s win over Tulsa.

Henderson was named the conference’s co-offensive player of the week along with Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne and the freshman of the week.

Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32) slices through the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense on his way to scoring a 52-yard touchdown during the third quarter of the NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

His 277 rushing yards set a record for a Buckeyes freshman and were also the third-most in a game in school history, trailing only Trey Sermon, who totaled 331 yards in the Big Ten championship game last December, and Eddie George, who previously held the all-time high after running for 314 yards against Illinois in 1995.

The Buckeyes have so far had a monopoly on the Big Ten’s freshman of the week award as quarterback C.J. Stroud previously received the recognition in each of the first two weeks.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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