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October 21, 2013Fifth-year senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon was named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week for his record-setting performance in Michigan's 63-47 win over Indiana Saturday.
Gallon racked up an incredible 369 receiving yards, smashing the Michigan single-game record of 246 yards set by Roy Roundtree in 2010.
The 369-yard mark also set a new all-time Big Ten single-game high, topping the 301 yards Purdue's Chris Daniels caught in a game in 1999. He was just shy of the NCAA record of 405 yards, set by Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards in 1998.
Gallon finished with 14 total catches (a new career high, and one catch from tying the Michigan single-game record) and scored two touchdowns.
All told, Gallon's single-game performance Saturday would rank 89th in Michigan program history for career receiving yards.
"To be honest with you, no," Gallon said when asked if he ever thought he would put up those kinds of numbers.
"But it's nice to know," he continued. "That's what we play for as receivers. That's what you dream of. Just going out there and giving your all for your teammates and making the best of your ability. Taking advantage of every opportunity that's coming your way. That's what I did tonight."
Gallon now has 45 catches for a career-high 831 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns on the year.
He has caught 129 passes for 2,162 yards, which ranks 11th in program history, and 15 touchdown in his career.
Gallon's huge day helped the Wolverines set multiple offensive records, including yards (751). Redshirt junior quarterback Devin Gardner finished with a program-record 503 passing yards and a program-record 584 total yards, which was just one yard shy of the all-time Big Ten record.
"Because he's only 5-9, I think they might underestimate Gallon some, but he has the same skills as all the taller receivers," Gardner said. "He can get the high balls. He's really quick in and out of his cuts. He's a terror for opposing defenses. He's a good player."
This is Gallon's second Big Ten Offensive Players Of The Week award this season. He also earned the award for his performance against Notre Dame, when he hauled in eight passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns.