C.J. Gable Named Pac-10 Special Teams Co-Player Of The Week

Nov. 17, 2008

USC sophomore tailback C.J. Gable was named the Pac-10 Special Teams Co-Player of the Week for his performance at Stanford.

Gable had a game-tying 93-yard scoring kickoff return late in the first half at Stanford to propel USC with momentum into hafltime and the Trojans never again trailed in their 45-23 victory. Gable had 190 all-purpose yards in the game (105 on 2 kickoff returns and 85 on14 carries with a 3-yard TD run). In his career, Gable has 644 kickoff return yards to rank 12th on USC's all-time list.

Gable, who has 16 career starts at tailback, leads USC in rushing in2008 with 574 yards and 7 touchdowns on 88 carries (6.5 average). In his career,he has run for 1,163 yards, with 4 100-yard outings.

He shared the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week honors with Oregon State wide receiver James Rodgers, who also had a kickoff return for a TD against California. Others honored as Pac-10 Players of the Week were Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (offense) and Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea (defense).

This is the seventh time a Trojan has won Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2008, with quarterback Mark Sanchez winning 3 times (following the Virginia, Ohio State and Oregon games) and once each by linebacker Rey Maualuga (for the Ohio State game), defensive tackle Fili Moala once (for the Arizona State game), placekicker David Buehler once (for the Washington game) and safety Taylor Mays once (for the California game).

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