Bradford, Egboh, Weber Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
Oct. 8, 2007
Bradford and Egboh played key roles in Stanford's 24-23 upset victory at No. 2-ranked USC, a result considered one of the greatest upsets in college football history.
Bradford, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., playing in his hometown, caught the game-winning touchdown pass from 10 yards out with 49 second remaining in the game. It was one of his five receptions for 87 yards (17.4) in the game.
Egboh, a junior from Mesquite, Tex., keyed Stanford's defensive effort in the win. Egboh posted 10 tackles, six solo, including 2.5 tackles for loss (-13) and 1.5 quarterback sacks (-11), and blocked a Trojan PAT attempt in a play that proved critical in the one-point win. The Stanford defense limited USC to just 95 yards rushing, forced five turnovers, including four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, and posted four quarterback sacks (-29).
Weber, a freshman from Downey, Calif., earned special teams player of the week honors for the second week in a row for his role in Arizona State's 23-20 road win at Washington State. Weber booted the game-winning field goal from 37 yards out with 50 seconds remaining in the game. He also had four of his five kickoffs go for touchbacks, and punted for the first time in his college career, averaging 41.5 yards on six punts, with a long of 50 yards and two kicks downed inside the 10-yard line.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were tailbacks Yvenson Bernard of Oregon State and Ryan Torain of Arizona State. Also nominated on defense were cornerbacks Brandon Hughes of Oregon State and Justin Tryon of Arizona State and linebacker Andy Mattingly of Washington State.
2007 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Sep. 1 Ben Olson, QB, UCLA Robert James, LB, ASU DeSean Jackson, PR, CAL
Sep. 8 Dennis Dixon, QB, ORE Roy Lewis, CB, WASH Aaron Perez, P, UCLA
Sep. 22 Dennis Dixon, QB, ORE Thomas DeCoud, FS, CAL Matthew Slater, KR, UCLA
Sep. 29 DeSean Jackson, WR, CAL Trey Brown, CB, UCLA Thomas Weber, PK, ASU