Former WHCC WR Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Former WHCC WR Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Anthony Mahoungou, Purdue
Sr., WR, Paris, France/West Hills College

Anthony Mahoungou was named Big Ten Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week after his seven receptions for a career-high 135 yards and two touchdowns helped the Purdue Boilermakers defeat Iowa, 24-15, last Saturday.

His 42-yard touchdown catch on the opening drive of the second half was the third-longest scoring play of the season for Purdue. All seven of his receptions accounted for first downs.

He is the first Purdue player recognized by the Big Ten this season and the first Purdue wide receiver with the weekly offensive honor since Dorian Bryant in 2007. Mahoungou shared the recognition with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

For the season, Mahoungou leads the Boilermakers with 482 yards receiving, ranks second on the team with a career-high 32 catches and is tied for the team lead with five touchdown receptions.

Mahoungou was an All-GCL player for the WHCC Falcons in 2014, helping the team post a 10-1 record and a vicotry in the NCFC American Division Bowl Game.

Mahoungou and the Boilermakers play their final regular-season game of the year Saturday against Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium for the Old Oaken Bucket. The game is set for a noon ET kick and will be aired live on ESPN2.