Wisconsin Badger sophomore linebacker Vince Biegel has been named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Biegel (Wisconsin Rapids) had a huge day in the Badgers 34-16 win at Purdue, registering seven tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks. His four tackles for loss were the most by a Big Ten player in a game this season and his three sacks matched the conference high.
Biegel and the Badgers defense held a third straight opponent under 100 yards rushing.
It’s the first career Defensive Player of the Week honor for Biegel. The last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week winner was Chris Borland (Nov. 11, 2014).