U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
Oct. 20, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif. -
Running back Keola Antolin of Arizona, safety Greg Laybourn of Oregon State and kicker Kai Forbath of UCLA have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week in football, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced.
Antolin, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., piled up 237 all-purpose yards in Arizona's 42-27 win against No. 25-ranked California. Antolin rushed 21 times for 149 yards (7.1) and three touchdowns, added a reception for nine yards and had four kickoff returns for 79 yards to account for the 237 all-purpose yards.
Laybourn, a senior from Portland, Ore., led Oregon State's defensive effort in the Beavers' 34-13 road win at Washington. Laybourn posted a game-high 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops. The OSU defense forced four Washington turnovers.
Forbath, a sophomore from Pacific Palisades, Calif., scored 11 of UCLA's 23 points in the Bruins' 23-20 win against Stanford. Forbath was three-for-three on field goal attempts, connecting from 37, 19 and 28 yards, and made both his PATs.
It marks the second player of the week honors this year for both Laybourn and Forbath.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were flanker James Rodgers of Oregon State and quarterbacks Mark Sanchez of USC and Kevin Craft of UCLA. Also nominated on defense were cornerbacks Devin Ross of Arizona, Alterraun Verner of UCLA and Josh Pinkard of USC. Kickers David Buehler of USC and Jason Bondzio of Arizona were nominated for special teams play.
2008 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Aug. 30 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Wopamo Osaisai, CB, STAN Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA
Sep. 6 Jahvid Best, RB, CAL Gerald Munns, MLB, ASU Keola Antolin, KR, ARIZ
Sep. 13 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC Matt Evensen, PK, ORE
Sep. 20 Marshall Lobbestael, QB, WSU Corey Hall, DB, ARIZ Mike Thomas, PR, ARIZ
Sep. 27 Jacquizz Rodgers, TB, OSU Greg Laybourn, S, OSU Syd'Quan Thompson, PR, CAL
Oct. 4 Mark Sanchez, QB, USC Cameron Jordan, DE, CAL Bryan Anger, P, CAL
Oct. 11 Toby Gerhart, RB, STAN Jairus Byrd, CB, ORE Fili Moala, DT, USC
Oct. 18 Keola Antolin, RB, ARIZ Greg Laybourn, S, OSU Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA