T.J. Rushing Named Pacific-10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week
Sept. 13, 2004
T.J. Rushing today was named Pacific-10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday's game against BYU. Rushing, a junior from Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, returned a kickoff 99-yards for a touchdown against the Cougars. It was the third longest kickoff return for a touchdown in school history.
Trailing 10-0,the Cardinal needed a spark to get itself back into the game. Rushing, a two-year letter-winner at cornerback in his first season as the team's top kickoff return specialist, was there to oblige. His TD helped propel Stanford to 37 unanswered points en route to a 37-10 win over the Cougars.
Also named Pac-10 Players of the Week were Mike Hass, a split end from Oregon State (12 receptions, Pac-10 record 293 yards and three touchdowns), and Dale Robinson, an outside linebacker from Arizona State (13 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack).