Story and photo courtesy of the Big 12 Conference
Josh Stewart (Oklahoma State), Meshak Williams (K-State) and Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) have been named Big 12 Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Stewart (offense) and Williams (defense) picked up their first honor while Gilbert was recognized for the third time in his career.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, WR, So, Denton, TX
Josh Stewart had a 46-yard touchdown run, along with touchdown catches of 21 and 20 yards in Oklahoma State's 55-34 win over West Virginia. His receiving day featured 13 catches covering 172 yards. It was the second time in four outings that Stewart recorded 13 catches in a game. His performance was also the second-highest single-game catch total in OSU history and his 172 receiving yards rank 20th.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Meshak Williams, K-State, DE, Sr, Sylvester, Ga.
Senior defensive end Meshak Williams led a K-State defense that held TCU to its lowest point total at home during the Gary Patterson era in a 23-10 win. Williams carded seven total tackles in the game, including three for losses, while also tallying two sacks and one pass breakup.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, KR, Jr, Huntsville, Texas
Justin Gilbert had a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in OSU's win over West Virginia. He set a school record and tied a Big 12 mark with the fifth kickoff return for a score in his career. Gilbert's five scores rank second among all active NCAA players. He also had a 31-yard return in his only other effort against the Mountaineers.