Madison (WQOW) -- The Big Ten Conference names Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland as its co-defensive player of the week.
Borland, who had missed most of the Illinois game and all of the Iowa game with a hamstring injury, had 13 tackles and 2 sacks in Wisconsin's win over BYU.
Borland has now won conference defensive player of the week honors five times in his career, which ties him with former Penn State linebacker Paul Posluzny atop the Big Ten career record book.
"I don't have to look very hard to get introduced to those things," Borland says, "I get asked about it a lot. it's important, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested in those things but it all comes second to team success."
"He was as ready to play last week as anyone on that football field," says Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen, "the way he goes about his business when he even knows that it doesn't look real great that he'll be on the field is impressive. He surprises me in a good way most days."
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