Nebraska senior safety Nathan Gerry was honored as Big Ten player of the week for his performance in a 52-17 win over Wyoming on Saturday.
In his return, Gerry had two interceptions, a team-best seven tackles, one for loss and a pass breakup. He became the fifth Nebraska defensive back to surpass 200 career tackles and recorded his first multi-interception game as a Husker. The six turnovers forced by the Huskers were the most since 2010.
Monday marked the first time Gerry won the weekly award since being honored following a 15-tackle performance in 2014's overtime victory at Iowa.
Gerry credited energy for the Blackshirts' performance.
"Honestly, just contagious as energy," he said about Nebraska creating turnovers. "That's one thing we talk about being a Blackshirt, providing energy. Its contagious. At practice you bring energy and people build off of it and today I think that we built off of that."
The performance by the Husker secondary, which intercepted Wyoming five times, is part of an effort to be known as "Lockdown U." Nebraska has had a good start as it is tied for the national lead in turnover margin.
Not named in Gerry's nomination was when he handed the ball back to Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen following one of his interceptions.