Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference
Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Justin Springer (Kansas) and Eric Stephens (Texas Tech) have been chosen Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Jones (offense) was honored for the third time in his career while Springer (defense) and Stephens (special teams) earned their first recognition.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Landry Jones, Oklahoma, QB, So, Artesia, N.M.
Landry Jones completed 30-of-40 passes for 380 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in No. 10/10 Oklahoma's 47-17 win over No. 18/17 Florida State. The sophomore threw for 321 yards in the first half alone, the second-highest one-half total in school history. Sam Bradford threw for 350 against North Texas in 2007.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Justin Springer, Kansas, LB, Sr, Los Fresnos, Texas
Justin Springer recorded a career-high 15 tackles with three for loss and a sack in Kansas' win over No. 17/15 Georgia Tech. His 11.0 tackles per game are second in the Big 12 and tied for 20th nationally.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Eric Stephens, Texas Tech, RB/KR, So, Mansfield, Texas
Eric Stephens tallied 175 yards in kickoff return yards, the second-most of his career, in Texas Tech's win at New Mexico. He also compiled 46 yards rushing and 43 more receiving for a total of 264 all-purpose yards. Stephens returned a kickoff in the first quarter a career-long 93 yards and has climbed into third place on the TTU career kickoff return yards list with 1,120 yards.