Nebraska’s Anthony Grant named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Athletics and KLKN) — Nebraska running back Anthony Grant was honored Monday for his performance against North Dakota.

He was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Penn State’s Sean Clifford.

Grant, a 5-foot-11 200-pounder from Georgia, rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns in Nebraska’s 38-17 win.

That was the most rushing yards by any Husker since the 2020 season.

He scored on runs of 19 and 46 yards, the final TD giving the Huskers the lead for good.

During Monday’s press conference, head coach Scott Frost said Grant is a perfect example of the depth the entire running back room has.

“I thought the vision of the running backs in general, everybody that got a chance was really good,” Frost said. “They saw some cracks and hit some seams to get extra yards that were hard to see. I thought Anthony’s patience was really good on a couple of runs. Not just running blindly up in there but watching for blocks to develop.”

Grant is the first Husker to be Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week since 2018.

Quarterback Casey Thompson said it’s crazy to look back at Grant a year ago as he was at a junior college.

“He’s always trying to work and focus on each rep at a time, but a lot of times, we don’t take a step back to look at the big picture,” Thompsons said. “Anthony’s just very blessed and thankful to be in this position that he’s in.”

On the season, Grant has rushed for 290 yards and four scores, while averaging 6.9 yards per rush. He is the first Husker running back to have consecutive 100-yard days since Devine Ozigbo in 2018.

The Huskers are back in action this Saturday as they host Georgia Southern.

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. on FS1 and on the Huskers Radio Network.

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