MADISON - Blocking a punt, forcing a fumble and adding four tackles on defense, true freshman Chris Borland was honored by the Big Ten Conference Sunday, being named co-special teams player of the week after Wisconsin's 44-14 win over Wofford Saturday.
Borland, a native of Kettering, Ohio, caused his first fumble of the season in the first quarter as he stripped Wofford's Trey Diller deep in Wisconsin territory. The Badgers took over and were able to get a field goal out of it.
Borland, who shared this week’s award Iowa punter Ryan Donahue, was at it again in the second quarter as he blocked Chris Tommie's punt. He leapt high over the Terrier upbacks and flipped over them as he blocked the punt. The ball went into the end zone where it was recovered by fellow Wisconsin freshman David Gilbert to put Wisconsin up 17-0.
On the season, Borland has played in all three game with five tackles, one forced fumble, one blocked punt and one pass defended.