Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
Nov. 26, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Wide receiver Bobby Wade of Arizona and defensive end Tully Banta-Cain of California have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Wade, a junior from Phoenix, Ariz., played a key role in Arizona's upset 34-21 win at Arizona State. Wade pulled in a career-high 11 receptions for 157 yards (14.3), including a 19-yard touchdown reception.
Banta-Cain, a junior from Mountain View, Calif., led the defensive effort in California's 20-10 win at Rutgers. Banta-Cain registered four quarterback sacks (-28 yards) and five tackles for loss (-31) among his six solo tackles. The Cal defense limited Rutgers to 10 first downs, 47 yards rushing, 142 yards passing, 189 yards total offense, 2-of-16 on 3rd-down conversion attempts and posted five quarterback sacks, four by Banta-Cain.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Terrell Williams of California and Kenneth Tolon of Stanford. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Coy Wire of Stanford and Lance Briggs of Arizona.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special TeamsSep. 1 Tab Perry, FL, UCLA, Keith Lewis, FS, ORE, Chris Griffith, PK, UCLASep. 8 Nakoa McElrath, WR, WSU, Omare Lowe, CB, WASH, Ryan Cesca, PK, OSUSep. 22 Randy Fasani, QB, STAN, Steve Smith, CB ORE, Roc Alexander, KR, WASHSep. 29 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA, Marcus Hoover, DE, STAN, Derek McLaughlin, P, WASHOct. 6 Joey Harrington, QB, ORE, Ben Mahdavi, ILB, WASH, John Anderson, PK, WASHOct. 13 DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA, Robert Thomas, MLB, UCLA, Josh Moen, DB, WSUOct. 20 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH, Alfred Williams, S, ASU, Keenan Howry, PR, OREOct. 27 Onterrio Smith, TB, ORE, Kris Richard, CB, USC, John Anderson, PK, WASHNov. 3 Joey Harrington, QB, ORE, Lamont Thompson, FS, WSU, Troy Polamalu, SS, USCNov. 10 Jonathan Smith, QB, OSU, Tank Williams, FS, STAN, Mike Biselli, PK, STANNov. 17 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH, Troy Polamalu, SS, USC, Steven Jackson, KR, OSUNov. 24 Bobby Wade, WR, ARIZ, Tully Banta-Cain, DE, CAL, None selected
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