Ellison, Harris earn Big Ten weekly honors

This is becoming routine for J-Shun Harris.

For Morgan Ellison, the fun is only beginning.

Harris and Ellison each earned Big Ten weekly honors on Monday, with Harris claiming his second consecutive special teams player of the week award and Ellison earning freshman of the week honors from the conference.

Harris returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown on Saturday against Georgia Southern, the second consecutive week he has taken a punt to the end zone. Harris and Rob Turner are the only players in program history to return a punt for a score in back-to-back games.

The redshirt junior leads the Big Ten and is third nationally with 26.1 yards per return. His two punt return touchdowns also lead the league and are tied for second in the country.

Ellison had his coming out party against the Eagles, rushing for 186 yards on 25 carries with two touchdowns. He recorded the fourth-most rushing yards for an IU true freshman in a single game and became the 11th true freshman in Indiana history to rush for more than 100 yards.

The last time two Hoosiers won weekly conference honors in the same week was last Oct. 31, when running back Tyler Natee and linebacker Marcus Oliver were each selected.

Kicker Griffin Oakes is the last IU player to claim back-to-back specialist honors (November 2015) and Natee is the last Indiana freshman to pick up weekly Big Ten honors.