Will Poole Named Pac-10 Defensive Player Of The Week

Nov. 17, 2003

USC senior cornerback Will Poole was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week based on his performance at Arizona.

Poole had 2 interceptions at Arizona to go along with his 2 tackles and a deflection. And, in his first game at USC as a punt returner, he ran back 4 punts for 29 yards.

He currently is tied for 16th nationally in interceptions (0.5, fifth in Pac-10) and 20th in deflections (1.6, second in Pac-10). He has 56 tackles this season and leads USC with 5 interceptions and 12 deflections.

Other Pac-10 honorees this week were California quarterback Aaron Rodgers (defense) and Oregon kick returner Kenny Washington (special teams).

Poole is the sixth Trojan to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2003, joining quarterback Matt Leinart (selected for his efforts against Washington), defensive end Kenechi Udeze (versus Stanford), placekicker Ryan Killeen (at Arizona State), defensive tackle Mike Patterson (versus Auburn) and punter Tom Malone (versus BYU).

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