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Borland Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Week

Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers

MADISON, WI (WSAU) Wisconsin junior linebacker Chris Borland was named today as the Big Ten Conference defensive player-of-the-week. Borland had a career-high two sacks in the Badgers’ 11-point home win over Texas El-Paso last Saturday.

He also tied a career-best with three-and-a-half tackles for losses for a total of 20 yards. He also tied a career-high with two pass break-ups. And Borland recorded a team-high 12 tackles in Wisconsin’s non-conference regular season finale.

Borland is tied for sixth among Big Ten Conference teams with 34 tackles – and he’s tied for fourth with three sacks. The 3-and-1 Badgers open conference play at Nebraska on Saturday night.