Walter, Barth Garner Pac-10 Player of the Week Accolades
Oct. 21, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter and kicker Mike Barth, along with linebacker Tom Canada of California, have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Both Walter and Barth earned the first weekly conference award of their respective careers.
Walter and Barth played key roles in Arizona State's comeback 45-42 upset win at No. 6-ranked Oregon. Walter, a sophomore from Grand Junction, Colo., established a Pac-10 single-game record by passing for 536 yards to lead the Sun Devil offense. Walter completed 31 of 53 (.585) passes for the 536 yards and four touchdowns of 22, 3, 67 and 58 yards. He directed an ASU offense that piled up 559 yards passing and 590 yards total offense.
Barth, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz., was perfect on three field goal attempts, connecting from 32, 44 and 29 yards. His 29-yard field goal was the game winner which came with 1:58 remaining.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were receiver Mike Williams of USC and tight end Alex Smith of Stanford. Also nominated on defense were end Kenechi Udeze of USC and linebackers Jon Alston of Stanford, Lance Briggs of Arizona and Spencer Havner of UCLA. Kickers Ryan Killeen of USC and Michael Sgroi of Stanford and return man Bobby Wade of Arizona were nominated for special teams play.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Week Offense/Defense/Special Teams)
Aug. 31 Carson Palmer, QB, USC / Will Derting, OLB, WSU / Michael Jolivette, CB, ARIZ
Sep. 7 Reggie Williams, WR, WASH / Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA / Hakim Hill, RS, ASU
Sep. 14 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL / Troy Polamalu, SS, USC / Jemeel Powell, PR, CAL
Sep. 21 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU / Marquis Cooper, ILB, WASH / Mark Jensen, PK, CAL
Sep. 28 Jason Gesser, QB, WSU / Omar Nazel, DE, USC / Ryan Killeen, PK, USC
Oct. 5 Kyle Boller, QB, CAL / Marcus Reese, MLB, UCLA / Drew Dunning, PK, WSU
Oct. 12 Sultan McCullough, TB, USC / Josh Amobi, LB, ASU / Keenan Howry, RS, ORE
Oct. 19 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU / Tom Canada, OLB, CAL / Mike Barth, PK, ASU