Iowa State football: Aaron Wimberly named as Big 12 co-offensive player of the week


Sep 26, 2013; Tulsa, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones Aaron Wimberly (right) is tackled at the 1 yard line by Tulsa Golden Hurricane Dwight Dobbins (left) during the first half of a NCAA college football game at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Wimberly’s spectacular performance against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane was enough to net him as the first Iowa State Cyclone to receive Big 12 weekly award honors.

Two football players were named as offensive players of the week. Wimberly was joined with running back Charles Sims of West Virginia. His 200 all-purpose yards and feats he broke that no Cyclone player has in a few years made him a perfect candidate for the award.

From the Cyclones’ official athletic website:

"Wimberly’s first-quarter 35-yard dash, the longest rush of the season for the Cyclones, set up ISU’s first score. He also had one catch for 31 yards and returned his only kickoff in the game for 32 yards to give him 200 all-purpose yards.Wimberly is the first Cyclone running back to rush for over 100 yards in a game since the season-opener vs. Tulsa in 2012 and the first Cyclone to amass 200 all-purpose yards since 2010. He has yet to have a tackle for loss in 29 carries this season."

Sims received the honor for his 157 all-purpose yards that aided the Mountaineers in a shocking upset against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Other award winners this week were TCU safety Sam Carter receiving the defensive player of the week award and West Virginia punter Nick O’Toole grabbing the special teams player of the week award.