Pac-10 Football Players of the Week (9/4/01)
Sept. 4, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Flanker Tab Perry and kicker Chris Griffith of UCLA and safety Keith Lewis of Oregon have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Perry and Griffith played key roles in UCLA's 20-17 upset road victory at No. 25-ranked Alabama. Perry, a sophomore from Milpitas, Calif., pulled in five receptions for 113 yards (22.6-yard average), including a 53-yard touchdown reception.
Griffith, a junior from Gardnerville, Nev., connected on field goals of 30 and 45 yards and pinned Alabama deep in its own territory with a 'pooch' punt from field goal position.
Lewis, a sophomore from Sacramento, Calif., led Oregon's defense in the Ducks' 31-28 win against No. 22-ranked Wisconsin. Lewis, making his first career start, led the Oregon defense with 14 tackles, seven unassisted.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Nakoa McElrath of Washington State and running backs Sultan McCullough of USC and Clarence Farmer of Arizona. Also nominated on defense were safety Brandon Nash of Arizona, linebackers Raonall Smith of Washington State and Mike Pollard of USC and tackle Rodney Leisle of UCLA. Kick returner Bobby Wade of Arizona, kicker Drew Dunning of Washington State and linebacker Wesly Mallard of Oregon were nominated for special teams play.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEKWeek Offense Defense Special TeamsSep. 1 Tab Perry, FL, UCLA Keith Lewis, FS, ORE Chris Griffith, PK, UCLA