Bernard, Reed, Crier Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week

Oct. 15, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Tailback Yvenson Bernard of Oregon State,defensive end Nick Reed of Oregon and punter Keenyn Crier of Arizona, have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.

Bernard, a senior from Boca Raton, Fla., played a key role in OregonState's 31-28 upset road win against then No. 2-ranked California.Bernard accounted for 163 yards and two touchdowns as he rushed 33times for 110 yards and two touchdowns and added eight receptions for53 yards.

Reed, a junior from Trabuco Canyon, Calif., led Oregon's defense inthe Ducks' 53-7 win against Washington State. Reed had a team-high11 tackles, six solo, including five tackles for loss (-46) and 3.5quarterback sacks (-44). The Oregon defense limited Washington Stateto 63 yards rushing, 314 yards total offense, posted six quarterbacksacks and registered a safety. Reed also was named nationaldefensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Foundation.

Crier, a freshman from Spring, Tex., had a memorable performance inArizona's 20-13 loss at No. 10 USC. Crier averaged 48.0 yards onseven punts, including an 83-yard punt that was downed on theTrojans' 1-yard line. It was the second-longest punt in Arizonahistory, and the longest since 1930, and tied for the fifth-longestin Pac-10 history. Five of Crier's seven punts were downed insidethe 20-yard line, including three downed inside the 5-yard line.

Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors werequarterback Dennis Dixon of Oregon, tailback Keegan Herring of Arizona State, tight end Fred Davis of USC and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins of California. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Alan Darlin of Oregon State and Spencer Larsen of Arizona and safeties Josh Barrett of Arizona State and Kevin Ellison of USC.Alexis Serna of Oregon State, Thomas Weber of Arizona State, Joe McKnight of USC, T.J. Ward of Oregon and Andrew Larson of California were nominated for special teams play.

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. 15: Stafon Johnson, TB, USC--Bo McNally, FS, STAN--Derek Belch, PK,STAN
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
Oct. 6: Mark Bradford, WR, STAN--Pannel Egboh, DE, STAN--Thomas Weber,PK, ASU
Oct. 13: Yvenson Bernard, TB, OSU--Nick Reed, DE, ORE--Keenyn Crier, P, ARIZ

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