Pac-10 Football Players Of The Week

Nov. 11, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Kyle Boller of California, cornerback Derrick Johnson of Washington and punter Kyle Basler of Washington State have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Boller, a senior from Newhall, Calif., keyed the California offense in the Golden Bears' 55-38 upset win at No. 25-ranked Arizona State. Boller passed for 213 yards and five touchdowns, the scoring strikes covering 11, 47, 9, 17 and 28 yards. Boller's final two touchdown passes came in the final 7:08 of the game to give the Bears the win. It marks the third time this year Boller has been accorded offensive player of the week honors.

Johnson, a sophomore from Riverside, Calif., contributed big plays on defense as Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-29 win against Oregon State. Johnson had two of the Huskies five interceptions, returning one of them 42 yards for a touchdown. He also posted six solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, and was credited with three passes defensed.

Basler, a freshman from Elma, Wash., had a standout day on special teams in Washington State's 32-21 win against No. 15 Oregon. Basler averaged 40.3 yards on six punts with none of the punts returned and four downed inside the 20-yard line. He had a long boot of 54 yards.

Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterback Carson Palmer of USC, running backs Tyler Ebell of UCLA and Jermaine Green of Washington State and wide receivers Shaun McDonald of Arizona State and Andrae Thurman of Arizona. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Will Derting of Washington State, Matt Grootegoed of USC and Spencer Havner of UCLA, end Tully Banta-Cain of California and cornberback Darrell Brooks of Arizona. Nate Fikse of UCLA, John Anderson of Washington and James Molina of Arizona were nominated for special teams play.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Aug. 31	Carson Palmer, QB, USC	Will Derting, OLB, WSU	Michael Jolivette, CB, ARIZSep. 7	Reggie Williams, WR, WASH	Brandon Chillar, OLB, UCLA	Hakim Hill, RS, ASUSep. 14	Kyle Boller, QB, CAL	Troy Polamalu, SS, USC	Jemeel Powell, PR, CALSep. 21	Steven Jackson, TB, OSU	Marquis Cooper, ILB, WASH	Mark Jensen, PK, CALSep. 28	Jason Gesser, QB, WSU	Omar Nazel, DE, USC	Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 5	Kyle Boller, QB, CAL	Marcus Reese, MLB, UCLA	Drew Dunning, PK, WSUOct. 12	Sultan McCullough, TB, USC	Josh Amobi, LB, ASU	Keenan Howry, RS, OREOct. 19	Andrew Walter, QB, ASU	Tom Canada, DE, CAL	Mike Barth, PK, ASUOct. 26	Carson Palmer, QB, USC	Terrell Suggs, DE, ASU	Nate Fikse, PK/P, UCLANov. 2	Jerome Riley, WR, WSU	Dave Ball, DE, UCLA	Jared Siegel, PK, ORENov. 9	Kyle Boller, QB, Cal	Derrick Johnson, CB, WASH	Kyle Basler, P, WSU
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