Monday, October 12, 2009


Photo of Kurt Coleman by Darla Dunkle-Hudnell

COLUMBUS — Ohio State senior safety, Kurt Coleman, made up for his one-game suspension during Saturday's 31-13 win against Wisconsin, by recording a career-high 14 tackles, to go along with an outstanding 89-yard interception return for a touchdown — the fifth longest in OSU football history.

The great performance by Coleman earned himself the "Defensive Player of the Week" by the Ohio State coaching staff on Monday.

Senior Ray Small, who added a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Wisconsin, was awarded the "Special Units Player of the Week."

There was no "Offensive Player of the Week" awarded for the Wisconsin game.

OTHERS AWARDS: Linebacker Ross Homan received the "Attack Force" award. Homan compiled a team-high 15 tackles and a pair of sacks in the win over the Badgers.

SCOUT TEAM CHAMPIONS: Spencer Smith (offense), Taylor Rice (defense) and Ricky Crawford (special units).