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Khaleke Hudson Awarded Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Hudson shares the award with Iowa’s Josh Jackson

Minnesota v Michigan Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

I tweeted this on Saturday, so I will say it again for those who don’t follow me on Twitter: It’s Khaleke Hudson’s world, and we are just living in it.

Viper Khaleke Hudson set the Michigan single-game tackles-for-loss record this past Saturday in a 33-10 victory against Minnesota. His spectacular individual performance helped him secure possession of the Little Brown Jug and a share of a Big Ten weekly award.

It was announced Monday that Hudson and Iowa defensive back Josh Jackson split the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. This is Hudson’s first time receiving the honor. Jackson picked off J.T. Barrett three times, one of them in one-handed fashion, to help the Hawkeyes slaughter the Buckeyes at Kinnick Stadium, so he certainly deserved a share of the award with Hudson.

Hudson came up big against Minnesota, with 15 total tackles (12 solo), the program-record 8 TFLs, 3 sacks and one forced fumble that was recovered by Chase Winovich. He also scored an FBS season-high 99.9 grade on Pro Football Focus.

The sophomore now leads the conference in tackles-for-loss with 14. Right behind him are Maurice Hurst and Chase Winovich with 11 each.

UPDATE: Along with breaking Michigan’s all-time record for TFLs, Hudson broke the all-time Big Ten record for TFLs in one game.