The Indiana Hoosiers earned more recognition from the Big Ten after their performance during the regular season. Fifth-year seniors Logan Justus, Haydon Whitehead and Nick Westbrook each received awards Tuesday afternoon.
Justus earned second team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive season after hitting 14-of-17 field goals through 12 games. The two-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist has missed just one extra point in 2019, succeeding on 44-of-45 attempts. Those 45 successful tries are fifth on Indiana’s single-season list.
The Hoosiers’ all-time field goal percentage leader is 29-of-35 on field goals for his career and ranks 15th in the nation at 82.4 percent. Justus’ 1.21 field goals made per game puts him at 22nd in the country.
Whitehead’s 2019 All-Big Ten honorable mention gives him his second conference honorable-mention for his career. The Australian native is averaging a career-best 42.1 yards on 47 punts with 19 of those punts resulting in fair catches. He has exceeded 60 yards on two punts this season. The first being a 63-yard kick against Ball State and then a career-high 65-yard punt at Michigan State.
Westbrook is one of 14 conference players earning the 2019 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. This award honors one member of each conference team who exhibit good sportsmanship, ethical behavior, good citizenship beyond football and achievement in the classroom.
The veteran wide receiver has 38 receptions for 524 yards and five touchdowns this season. Westbrook is fourth amongst Hoosier receivers in receptions and yards while also sharing the top spot in receiving touchdowns.
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