Moore, Taylor, Schneider Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
Dec. 4, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Quarterback Matt Moore of Oregon State, linebacker Christian Taylor of UCLA and kicker Tom Schneider of California have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Moore, a senior from Valencia, Calif., led Oregon State to an upset road win against No. 24-ranked Hawai'i. Moore completed 11 of 17 passes (.647) for 245 yards, an average of 22.3 yards per completion, and three touchdowns of 21, 30 and 80 yards with no interceptions.
Taylor, a junior from Salinas, Calif., led UCLA's defensive effort in the Bruins' 13-9 upset win against No. 2-ranked USC. Taylor had a game-high 11 tackles, seven solo, including one tackle for loss and broke up two passes. The UCLA defense limited USC to 14 first downs, just 55 yards rushing and 1.9 yards per rush and 329 yards total offense.
Schneider, a junior from Walnut Creek, Calif., was good on four-of-five field goal attempts and two PATs to account for 14 points in California's 26-17 win against Stanford. Schneider tied a school record for longest field goal made when he connected from 55 yards and also was good from 25, 40 and 30 yards. It marks the second player of the week honor for Schneider this season.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver DeSean Jackson of California and quarterback Patrick Cowan of UCLA. Also nominated on defense were linebacker Zack Follett of California and safety Sabby Piscitelli of Oregon State. Punter Aaron Perez of UCLA and kick returner Gerard Lawson of Oregon State were nominated for special teams play.
2006 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Sep. 2 Ben Olson, QB, UCLA Keith Rivers, OLB, USC Nick Folk, PK/P, ARIZ
Sep. 9 Nate Longshore, QB, CAL J.D. Nelson, FS, ORE Paul Martinez, PK, ORE
Sep. 16 Dwayne Jarrett, SE, USC C.J. Wallace, SS, WASH Loren Langley, PK, WSU
Sep. 23 Nate Longshore, QB, CAL Mkristo Bruce, DE, WSU Sean Douglas, P, WASH
Sep. 30 Steve Smith, WR, USC Scott White, OLB, WASH Tom Schneider, PK, CAL
Oct. 7 Justin Forsett, RB, CAL Scott Davis, OLB, WSU Mario Danelo, PK, USC
Oct. 14 Sammie Stroughter, WR, OSU Derrick Doggett, OLB, OSU Alexis Serna, PK, OSU
Oct. 21 Marshawn Lynch, RB, CAL Eric Frampton, SS, WSU Darryl Blunt, P, WSU
Oct. 28 Alex Brink, QB, WSU Josh Barrett, S, ASU Sammie Stroughter, PR, OSU
Nov. 4 Nate Longshore, QB, CAL Antoine Cason, CB, ARIZ DeSean Jackson, PR, CAL
Nov. 11 Richard Sherman, WR, STAN Antoine Cason, CB, ARIZ Jesse Ainsworth, PK, ASU
Nov. 18 Chris Henry, RB, ARIZ Chris Horton, SS, UCLA Nick Folk, PK/P, ARIZ
Nov. 25 Dwayne Jarrett, SE, USC Ben Siegert, DT, OSU Alexis Serna, PK, OSU
Dec. 2 Matt Moore, QB, OSU Christian Taylor, MLB, UCLA Tom Schneider, PK, CAL