Justus named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

Logan Justus’ fourth-quarter kick against Maryland helped Indiana win Saturday’s game.

It also helped Justus pick up one of the Big Ten’s weekly awards.

On Monday, the conference named the junior IU kicker as its special teams player of the week. It’s the first weekly award for Justus, a walk-on who earned the Hoosiers’ placekicking job in fall camp.

In his first game after being named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, Justus hit the game-winner from 42 yards out with 2:32 remaining, to lift IU to a 34-32 win over Maryland. He finished the contest a perfect 6-of-6, making all four extra points and connecting on a pair of field goals.

Justus has been good on 13 of his 15 field goal attempts and 27 of his 28 point-after tries.

In league games only, Justus is 11-of-12 (91.7) on field goals and 15-of-15 on extra points. He shares the top spot in field goals, is second in percentage, and is sixth among kickers and eighth overall in scoring (6.9 ppg).

2 comments

  1. Well deserved accolade for Justus, one of the few bright spots on an otherwise dismal ST season. Best thing about it is the confidence boost he gets from hitting one with the game on the line. Will serve him well down the line when you may need him even more when there are just a few seconds left.

  2. When Justice had his FG and extra point blocked, I was quick to ask for Campbell. However, Judtice has proved me wrong and the coaches right! Great job! Let’s give him a well deserved scholarship, retroactive to this semester if at all possible!

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