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Monday, September 9, 2013
Player of the week: Big Ten

By Chantel Jennings

Already this season, we’ve seen players and coaches make the most out of their limited rosters or individual talent. We’ve seen a few unlikely performances and plays. But in week two, no one did more with what they had than Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, who is our Big Ten player of the week.

Jeremy Gallon
Jeremy Gallon had three touchdowns to equal Mario Manningham's effort against the Irish in 2006.
The 5-foot-8 Gallon tore apart Notre Dame’s defense in a 40-31 win at Michigan Stadium. Here’s a guide to what he did on Saturday night under the lights:
Despite his size, Gallon has shown he’s a tough cover. But what makes him even more crucial to Michigan’s success, and what the Wolverine wide receivers take great pride in, is his blocking ability. And on Saturday night after Gallon’s career day, that’s what Michigan coach Brady Hoke chose to compliment.

“I would say first off he's a very, very tough kid,” Hoke said. “As well as he catches the ball, finds those seams and creases, he blocks. When he blocks he gets on people and that’s ... you know, catching the ball is an important thing for him, probably, but he loves to block.”