Jonathan Taylor and Chase Hansen Selected as Week Two Rose Bowl Game Big Ten and Pac-12 Players of the Week

Throughout the 2018 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.

For their outstanding performances in week two, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and Utah linebacker Chase Hansen were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
So., RB, Salem, N.J.

  • Set career-highs in carries (33) and yards (253) in a 45-14 win over New Mexico
  • Added 3 rushing touchdowns to match a career-high
  • Topped the 100-yard mark for the 12th time in his 16-game collegiate career, 200-yard mark for the 4th time
  • This is Taylor’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and first for Wisconsin since D’Cota Dixon won week 5 last season

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Chase Hansen, Utah
Sr., LB, Highland, Utah

  • Recorded his second career interception return for a touchdown in the final minutes as Utah defeated NIU, 17-6
  • Tallied a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks to go with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery
  • It marked Hansen’s third career game with 10-plus tackles
  • This is Hansen’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and first for Utah since Joe Williams won week 8 in the 2016 season

Big Ten: Stevie Scott, Indiana; Tayon Fleet-Davis, Maryland; Karan Higdon, Michigan; Cody White, Michigan State; Adrian Martinez, Nebraska; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State; KJ Hamler, Penn State.

Pac-12: Manny Wilkins, Arizona State; Kanawai Noa, California; Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado; Justin Herbert, Oregon; Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State; Ty Jones, Washington; Gardner Minshew, Washington State.

Week 1: Rondale Moore, Purdue; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford.