Nov. 18, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- University of Michigan football fifth-year kicker Brendan Gibbons (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) was named today (Nov. 18) as the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards Specialist of the Week for his performance in the Wolverines' 27-19, three-overtime victory at Northwestern last Saturday.
It marks Gibbons' second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor. He also was recognized following his game-winning field goal over Michigan State in 2012.
Gibbons hit all four of his field goal attempts at Northwestern, including a 44-yarder as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 9-9. Three of Gibbons' four field goals came in the fourth quarter or overtime.
Gibbons has hit 15-of-20 field goals (75 percent) and all 41 point after attempts in 2013, while he has connected on 45-of-60 field goals (75 percent) and 153-of-155 PATs for his career. Gibbons ranks fourth in Michigan history in career field goals made and attempted, while his streak of 138 consecutive PATs made is a school record and ranks second best in the NCAA.
Michigan will travel to Iowa (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten) Saturday (Nov. 23) for its final road game of the season. The Wolverines and Hawkeyes will kick off at 11 a.m. CST, and the game will be broadcast by Big Ten Network.
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