Sep 9, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan fifth-year senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS) was named today (Monday, Sept. 9) as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Wolverines' 41-30 win over Notre Dame Saturday night. It marks Gallon's first Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
Gallon also was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and the National Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
Gallon posted career bests with 184 receiving yards and three touchdowns on eight catches against the Fighting Irish. He became the first Michigan player to record three touchdown catches since Mario Manningham did it against Notre Dame on Sept. 16, 2006. Gallon's 184 receiving yards marked the sixth most in program history and the most since Roy Roundtree posted a school-record 246 yards against Illinois on Nov. 6, 2010.
Gallon gave the Wolverines a 10-0 lead on a 61-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of Saturday night's game. He added a 12-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, and his 13-yard TD reception with 1:54 remaining in the third quarter gave the Wolverines a 34-20 lead.
Gallon has posted at least one reception in 28 consecutive games, fifth all-time in Michigan's leaders in the category. He has six touchdown receptions in the past three games dating back to the Outback Bowl last season.
No. 11 Michigan (2-0) will face Akron (1-1) on Saturday (Sept. 14) at Michigan Stadium at noon EDT. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.
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