Nov. 3, 2008
EAST LANSING, Mich. - For the third time this season, Brett Swenson has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. Swenson connected on all four of his field goal attempts in the comeback victory over Wisconsin, including a 44-yarder with only seven seconds left to help the Spartans rally for a 25-24 victory over the Badgers.
The junior kicker hit field goals of 27 and 21 yards in the first half before the Badgers built a 24-13 lead early in the fourth quarter. After the Spartans pulled within 24-19, Swenson connected on a career-long 50-yarder with 5:16 to play to cut the deficit to 24-22 and set up his last-second heroics.
The Pompano Beach, Fla., native becomes just the sixth player in Big Ten history to earn three or more special teams awards in a single season.
Swenson leads the Big Ten with 19 field goals, a mark that already stands at fifth best in MSU single-season history.