Josh Jackson made history when he returned two interceptions for touchdowns Saturday in the Iowa football team's 38-14 loss at Wisconsin.
The Big Ten announced Monday morning that the Hawkeyes' junior cornerback shared defensive player of the week honors in the conference for the second straight week, the first time ever an Iowa player on offense or defense has received that honor in consecutive weeks.
Tim Dwight is the only other former Hawkeye to have received Big Ten honors in back-to-back weeks, selected as the league's special teams player of the week in consecutive weeks in 1997.
Like a week ago, Jackson shared league recognition. Wisconsin's Leon Jacobs was named the co-defensive player of the week after he recovered two fumbles, returning one 21 yards for a touchdown in the Badgers' win.
Jackson returned interceptions 43 and 52 yards for touchdowns in the game against the Badgers. He also forced a fumble, had three tackles and broke up a pass.
His two pick sixes tied a school record for interceptions returned for touchdowns in a game, a feat accomplished previously only by B.J. Lowery in a 2013 game against Western Michigan.
Jackson currently leads the nation with seven interceptions, 163 interception return yards and 23 passes defended. He ranks third with 16 passes broken up.
Five of his interceptions have come in Iowa's last two games, including three in a win over Ohio State on Nov. 4.