Ben Stille had three tackles for loss in the win at Illinois.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Stille Earns Big Ten Honor

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln – Nebraska linebacker Ben Stille was honored Monday by the Big Ten for his performance against Illinois, as he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Stille, a redshirt freshman from Ashland, Neb., shined with four tackles, including three tackles for loss, and his first career sack in Nebraska’s 28-6 win over Illinois. His three tackles for loss were the most by any Husker in 2017 and his five-yard sack in the first quarter helped NU hold Illinois to a field goal after they had first-and-goal at the NU 3-yard line. Stille’s performance helped limit Illinois to 199 total yards, while the six points allowed by the Blackshirts was their lowest in a road contest since 2006.

On the season, the 6-foot-5 linebacker has seven tackles in his two appearances, and shares NU’s team lead with four tackles for loss.

The Huskers return to action Saturday night, as they host No. 9 Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for shortly after 7 p.m. and the game will be carried nationally by BTN and on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network.

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