Dwayne Jarrett Named Pac-10 Offensive Player Of The Week
Sept. 18, 2006
USC junior wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his record-setting performance against Nebraska.
Jarrett caught a career high-equalling 11 passes for 136 yards in the 38-10 win over the Cornhuskers, with TDs of 12 and 5 yards to give him the USC career touchdown reception record of 31.
The 2005 unanimous All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist has 16 receptons for 171 yards (10.7 avg) on the year. He currently is fifth nationally in receptions (8.0, first in Pac-10) and 24th in receiving yards 985.5, third in Pac-10). Already seventh on USC's career receptions chart with 162, he needs just 45 catches to equal leader Keary Colbert. His 31 career TD catches is just shy of the 26-year-old Pac-10 mark of 32 held by Stanford's Ken Margerum, 1977-80 (the NCAA record is 50 by Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards, 1996-98). He has 10 100-yard receiving games in his career (including 1 in 2006 and 5 in 2005) and he has caught a pass in all 28 games in his career (with a TD reception in 18 of those contests).
Jarrett is the second Trojan to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2006. Linebacker Keith Rivers won the league's defensive honors after the Arkansas opener.
Also honored with Jarrett were safety C.J. Wallace of Washington (defense) and kicker Loren Langley of Washington State (special teams).