Pac-10 Football Players of the Week (10/22/01)

Oct. 22, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Cody Pickett of Washington, safety Alfred Williams of Arizona State and punt returner Keenan Howry of Oregon have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Pickett, a sophomore from Caldwell, Idaho, directed Washington to a 31-28 last-second win against Arizona. Pickett completed 29 of 49 passes (.592) for 455 yards and three touchdowns of 21, 78 and 75 yards. He also rushed eight times for 18 yards and one touchdown, the game-winning score from three yards out with 13 seconds remaining in the game. In all, he accounted for 473 of Washington's 538 yards total offense. Pickett's 455 yards passing is a school record, the best passing performance in the Pac-10 this year and ranks 13th on the Pac-10 single-game passing list. His 473 yards total offense ranks 10th on the Pac-10 single-game list.

Williams, a junior from Irvine, Calif., played a key role in Arizona State's 41-24 win against Oregon State. He had eight tackles, six unassisted, including one tackle for loss as the Sun Devils limited the Beavers to just 79 yards rushing.

Howry, a junior from Los Alamitos, Calif., had a big day in a losing cause as Oregon fell to Stanford 49-42. Howry returned five punts for a Pac-10-record 186 yards (37.2-yard average). Included were returns of 69 yards for a touchdown and a non-scoring return of 81 yards. On offense, Howry had nine receptions for 152 yards and two scores to give him 338 all-purpose yards, which tied the Oregon single-game record.

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Delvon Flowers of Arizona State, John Tippins of Washington State and Clarence Farmer of Arizona and quarterback Cory Paus of UCLA. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Richard Siegler of Oregon State, Lance Briggs of Arizona, Robert Thomas of UCLA and Al Genatone of Washington State. Marcus Reese of UCLA, was nominated for special teams play.

Offense
Sep. 1 Tab Perry, FL, UCLA
Sep. 8 Nakoa McElrath, WR, WSU
Sep. 22 Randy Fasani, QB, STAN
Sep. 29 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA
Oct. 6 Joey Harrington, QB, ORE
Oct. 13 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA
Oct. 20 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH

Defense
Keith Lewis, FS, ORE
Omare Lowe, CB, WASH
Steve Smith, CB ORE
Marcus Hoover, DE, STAN
Ben Mahdavi, ILB, WASH
Robert Thomas, MLB, UCLA
Alfred Williams, S, ASU

Special Teams
Chris Griffith, PK, UCLA
Ryan Cesca, PK, OSU
Roc Alexander, KR, WASH
Derek McLaughlin, P, WASH
John Anderson, PK, WASH
Josh Moen, DB, WSU
Keenan Howry, PR, ORE

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