The Big 12 conference has awarded Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and kicker Cameron Dicker with Player of the Week honors for their performances in the Longhorns’ 48-45 victory over the then-No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners.
As the wins continue to roll in, so do the accolades. The two awards this week give the Longhorns five total Player of the Week titles this season. Freshman wide receiver D’Shawn Jamison was named Special Teams Player of the Week against Kansas State, senior linebacker Gary Johnson was the Defensive Player of the Week after the USC game and freshman defensive back Caden Sterns was awarded the Newcomer of the Week for his two-interception performance against TCU.
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger earned Offensive Player of the Week following his five-touchdown performance at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. The Longhorns’ 48 points on the afternoon was the most scored in school history for the Red River Rivalry.
Ehlinger was 24-for-35 passing, and accounted for 314 yards through the air and two touchdowns. Most importantly, Ehlinger was turnover-free for the fifth straight game.
The sophomore quarterback also found the end zone three times on the ground and led a game-winning drive that resulted in a go-ahead 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Speaking of the field goal, freshman kicker Cameron Dicker was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week .
Dicker made two field goals — one from 40-yards, the other from 44-yards — Saturday and was perfect on six extra point attempts. This is the second consecutive week a Longhorn has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Longhorns will look to add to their impressive list of accolades Saturday when they play host to the Baylor Bears.