FRESHMAN OF THE MONTH
Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk
Texas A&M boasts arguably the nation’s best wide receiving corps, and true freshman Christian Kirk has quickly established himself as its primary weapon.
Kirk’s caught 24 passes for 442 yards and four touchdowns, and ran back a fifth touchdown in A&M’s Week 1 defeat of Arizona State.
Texas Tech LB Dakota Allen (RS): Dakota Allen leads all Power Five freshmen in tackles with 34, has a pass break-up, a quarterback hurry and two tackles for loss. He even returned a few kicks Week 1.
Nebraska DE Freedom Akinmoladun (RS): Averaging a sack per game, Freedom Akinmoladun is representing the Blackshirt legacy individually, even if the Cornhuskers are struggling as a team.
Utah WR Britain Covey: At just 5-foot-8 and 166 pounds, freshman receiver and returner Britain Covey isn’t the most imposing player on undefeated Utah’s roster. At least, not without the ball. Once he gets it and starts making plays is another story.
Kyle Whittingham said Covey’s high school recruiting film blew the Utah coaching staff away. It’s pretty easy to see why.
UCLA QB Josh Rosen: Chosen Rosen entered 2015 with higher expectations on him than any other freshman in college football, and he delivered from the outset.
Though pundits were quick to lavish Heisman-level praise on him after just one game, Josh Rosen endured the struggles typical of a true freshman. He bounced back from a rocky performance against BYU to dominate in his first-ever Pac-12 contest, however.