Oct. 11, 2009
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the week following his performance in Iowa’s 30-28 win over Michigan. He becomes the sixth Hawkeye to be named Big Ten Player of the Week this season.
Moeaki, a 6-4, 250-pound senior, caught six passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. He had scoring receptions of 34 and 42 yards. He returned to the lineup against Michigan after having been out of action for three games with an ankle injury. The Big Ten honor is his first.
The Wheaton, IL native was also named national Tight End of the Week by the College Football Performance Award committee. Moeaki was also named by ESPN.com as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
In addition, junior PK Daniel Murray was named by ESPN.com as the co-Special Teams player of the Week in the Big Ten. Murray connected on field goals of 28, 41 and 40 yards. The three made field goals are a career best.
It’s the fifth week out of six in which at least one Iowa player has been named by the Big Ten as Player of the Week. Adrian Clayborn won the special team award and linebacker Pat Angerer won defensive honors following the win over Penn State. Punter Ryan Donahue shared the special team honors against Arizona, while linebacker Jeremiha Hunter won co-special team honors after the Northern Iowa game. Defensive back Tyler Sash won co-defensive honors after Iowa’s win at Iowa State.
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes (11th by the AP and 12th by the USA Today Coaches Poll) are 6-0 and travel to Wisconsin (5-1) Saturday at 11 a.m. The game will be shown on ESPN.