‘A really good guy’: Ohio State QB Treon Harris to lead Browns to first victory in 11 years
Ohio State quarterback Treon Harrison, the team’s first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has been named the National Football League’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance on Sunday.
The award, announced on Thursday, honors Harrison for his stellar performance during a 31-14 win over the Chicago Bears.
In his first NFL start as a true freshman, Harrison completed 27-of-39 passes for 431 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
He was also intercepted three times, which was the second-most in the league.
Harris was the first Buckeye quarterback to receive the honor in three years.
It was his first career honor, after receiving a vote in 2013.
“The guy is a winner,” NFL Network analyst Adam Schefter said on NFL Network on Thursday.
“He deserves to be in the NFL.”
Harrison, the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft, completed 27 of 40 passes for 481 yards and two touchdowns.
He had four interceptions and four fumbles.
“It’s definitely a nice recognition for him,” Schefter added.
“And he deserves to get a lot of votes, which is what he’s doing.”
The award will be presented by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league’s players association.
It will be announced at a later date.
Harrison will be joined in the honors by quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg of the Philadelphia Eagles and Connor Cook of the Detroit Lions.
The first pick of the NFL Draft in 2015, Harrison became the first quarterback to earn a win as a freshman in his first season at Ohio State in 2016.
He also became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season.