Freshmen make an impact in college football year after year and weekly throughout the season. For Week 1 in the Big Ten, it was Iowa’s Anthony Nelson who made his presence felt.

Nelson won the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week award for Week 1.

Any time a player gets 2.5 sacks or forces multiple fumbles, they end up making a heck of a difference. When you can do both, you apparently get named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week.

Nelson led the Hawkeyes to a 45-21 win over Miami (OH) to open up the 2016 season.