RB Markell Jones earns multiple Player of the Week Honors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.– After an outstanding performance rushing for over 200 yards in the Old Oaken Bucket win for Purdue, Markell Jones has been honored with multiple Player of the Week Honors on Monday. Jones no doubt had the best game of his career on Saturday, in the 31-24 win at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Junior tailback has won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, as well as the Rose Bowl Big Ten Player of the Week Honor. It was announced Monday morning, that Jones would take home both awards after a remarkable ground attack to earn Purdue a bowl game.

Following Anthony Mahoungou’s weekly honor last Monday, it marks the first time Purdue has had back-to-back weeks with players recognized by the conference since 2011. Jones shared the weekly honor with Iowa’s Akrum Wadley.

Jones final yardage total was the fifth-most for a player from either school in the annual showdown and were the most in a Bucket Game by a Boilermaker since All-American Mike Alstott rushed for 264 yards in 1995. (Purdue Athletics Department)

Congratulations to Markell Jones on earning two well-deserved awards, recognizing his significant contributions on the playing field against Indiana!


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