Jackson Named Bank Of America Higher Standards Pac-10 Football Player Of Week

Oct. 6, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Tailback Steven Jackson of Oregon State, end Dave Ball of UCLA andkicker Ryan Killeen of USC have been named Bank of America Higher Standards Pac-10 FootballPlayers of the Week.

Jackson, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., led Oregon State in the Beavers' 35-21 win at California.Jackson rushed 35 times for 227 yards (6.5) and two touchdowns of seven and 12 yards. He had a long runof 65 yards. Jackson added two receptions for 12 yards and one score, giving him three touchdowns and239 total yards for the game. The Beavers rushed for 269 yards and posted 529 yards in total offenseagainst the Bears. Jackson currently leads the Pac-10 and is second in the nation in rushing at 146.2yards per game.

Ball, a senior from Dixon, Calif., spearheaded the UCLA defense in the Bruins' 46-16 win against No.18 Washington. Ball was credited with six tackles, five solo, 4.5 tackles for loss (-19), including 3.5quarterback sacks (-18). He also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered in the end zone by ateammate for a touchdown. The UCLA defense limited Washington to 77 yards rushing, interceptedthree passes and posted four quarterback sacks (-20), and shut out the Huskies in the second half of thegame.

Killeen, a junior from Norco, Calif., had a solid game in USC's 37-17 win at Arizona State. Killeen wasperfect on three field goal attempts from 45, 28 and 38 yards, made all four of his PAT attempts andhad five touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Jonathan Smith ofWashington State and LenDale White of USC and end Craig Bragg of UCLA. Also nominated ondefense were backs Jason David of Washington State, Lamon Means of Arizona and Lawrence Turner ofOregon State and tackle Shaun Cody of USC. Punters Kyle Basler of Washington State and ChrisKluwe of UCLA were nominated for special teams play.

2003 BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDS PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Aug. 30 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Mike Patterson, NT, USC Drew Dunning, PK, WSU
Sep. 6 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH Will Derting, OLB, WSU Tom Malone, P, USC
Sep. 13 Matt Kegel, QB, WSU Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA
Sep. 20 Adam Snyder, OT, ORE Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Drew Dunning, PK, WSU
Sep. 27 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Brandon Browner, CB, OSU Jeremy Bohannon, FS, WSU
Oct. 4 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Dave Ball, DE, UCLA Ryan Killeen, PK, USC
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