Iowa City — University of Iowa senior defensive back Matt Hankins has been named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
The announcement was made yesterday by the Big Ten Conference office.
Hankins was credited with five tackles in Iowa’s win over Penn State, including three solo stops and two assists, along with Iowa’s fourth and final interception of the day.
A native of Lewisville, Texas, Hankins has started 22 consecutive games and has 33 career starts.
The weekly honor is the first for Hankins, who becomes the fourth Hawkeye to earn conference accolades this season.
Iowa will celebrate their homecoming this Saturday when they play host to Purdue.
Kick is set for 2:30 p.m.