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Six named Big 12 Players of the Week

9/7/2010

Lots of indecision among voters for this week's Big 12 Player of the Week, resulting in co-winners of all three awards: offense, defense and special teams.

Offense: Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State and Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State

Both topped 200 yards and led their teams to wins against UCLA and Washington State, respectively.

Defense: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri and Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas

Smith made a career-high 10 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss against Illinois. Robinson made six tackles, a tackle for loss, snared an interception and scooped up a fumble and took it 10 yards for a touchdown against Rice.

Special teams: Anthony Cantele, K, Kansas State and Tress Way, P, Oklahoma

Cantele, a walk-on, hit four PATs, made his only field goal attempt -- a 35-yarder -- and had four touchbacks in his first college appearance. The touchbacks are made even more impressive considering Cantele didn't know he'd be serving as kickoff specialist until game-day morning.

Way boomed a Big 12-record 85-yard punt, and averaged 46.6 yards on his eight punts. Three were downed inside the 20-yard line.