Posted-November 12th, 2013 2:23 am
Badgers linebacker Chris Borland made his return to the lineup felt immediately in the teams win over BYU Saturday.
After sitting out most of the last two games due to a hamstring injury, Borland recorded a team-high 13 tackles to go with two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in Wisconsin’s 27-17 win over BYU on Saturday.
As a result Borland was named Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week. It is the fifth time in his career that he has been named conference defensive POW and his sixth overall Big Ten POW award.
Borland’s fifth career defensive player of the week honor ties him with Penn State’s Paul Polsuszny for most in Big Ten history.
His six total player of the week nods ties Borland with Montee Ball for second-most Big Ten weekly honors in Wisconsin history overall, trailing only Ron Dayne.
Borland also received some national recognition for his performance on Saturday. One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Borland is one of four players up for the weekly Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. Fans can register their vote through 11 p.m. CT on Monday.