EAST LANSING — After a monstrous performance in the Spartans 21-6 victory over South Florida on Saturday, which included: two touchdowns, an interception (first of career), a fumble recovery, two quarterback hurries, and three tackles (two for losses), sophomore defensive end Shilique Calhoun earned national and conference honors.
On Sunday, Calhoun was named Walter Camp Football Foundation defensive player of the week following his game against USF. And earlier today, the Big Ten announced that Calhoun’s performance earned him the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award. He also was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, which is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.
Calhoun currently leads the Spartans in scoring through two games with three touchdowns – a 16-yard fumble return, a 4-yard fumble return and a 56-yard interception return — for 18 points.
Calhoun is Michigan State’s first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week since Tyler Hoover earned the award in 2010.