Nebraska senior safety Nathan Gerry was honored for his performance against Wyoming, as he was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Monday morning.
Gerry’s return sparked the Blackshirts to six turnovers against the Cowboys in Nebraska’s 52-17 win. The senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., finished with a pair of interceptions, a team-high seven tackles, including a TFL, and a pass breakup. The six turnovers forced by the Blackshirts – all coming in the second half – led directly to 28 Husker points, and marked the most turnovers forced by the Huskers since the 2010 season.
With his two interceptions – the first multi-interception game of his career – he moved into the top-five of NU’s career interceptions list, while he also became the fifth defensive back in program history to record 200 career tackles.
Monday marked the first time that Gerry, a two-time All-Big Ten selection, has won the conference’s weekly honor.
The Huskers return to action on Saturday, as they host No. 22 Oregon in the 350th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the ABC nationally televised broadcast is set for 2:30 p.m. (central).