Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Congratulations to Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end A.J. Epenesa on being named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week!

Defensive Player of the Week
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Jr., DE, Glen Carbon, Ill./Edwardsville

  • Recorded four tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Iowa’s victory against previously undefeated Minnesota
  • His 2.5 sacks helped the Hawkeyes post a total of six sacks, the most by the school since 2013
  • Led a defense that held Minnesota to a season-low 19 points
  • Claims his third career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first since 2018
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Epenesa (Nov. 19, 2018)

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