Pac-10 Football Players of the Week Named
Sept. 6, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Kellen Clemens and kicker Paul Martinez of Oregon and linebacker Spencer Havner of UCLA have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Clemens, a senior from Burns, Ore. and Martinez, a junior from Martinez, Calif., played major roles in Oregon's 38-24 win at Houston. Clemens completed 30 of 47 passes (.638) for 348 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 72 yards to account for 420 yards total offense. The 420 yards total offense ranks as the 10th-best performance in Oregon history and ranks Clemens second in the country in that category this week.
Martinez, in his first game kicking field goals for the Ducks, tied Oregon single-game records for field goals attempted and field goals made as he connected on five of six attempts. Included was a long field goal of 51 yards.
Havner, a senior from Nevada City, Calif., picked up right where he left off last year when he led the Pac-10 in tackles. He posted a game-high 13 tackles in UCLA's 44-21 win at San Diego State. Included were six solo tackles, three tackles for loss and one quarterback sack. The second-team All-America performer also intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards. Havner earned Pac-10 defensive player of the week honors twice last year.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Keegan Herring of Arizona State, Jerome Harrison of Washington State and Marshawn Lynch of California, wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett of USC, quarterback Matt Moore of Oregon State and tight end Marcedes Lewis of UCLA. Also nominated on defense were safety Darnell Bing of USC and linebackers Dale Robinson of Arizona State, Will Derting of Washington State, Desmond Bishop of California, Trent Bray of Oregon State and Anthony Trucks of Oregon. Nominated for special teams play were Desmond Reed of USC, DeSean Jackson of California, Jesse Ainsworth of Arizona State, Courtney Williams of Washington State and Maurice Drew of UCLA.