Placekicker David Buehler Named Pac-10 Special Teams Player Of The Week
Dec. 1, 2008
USC senior placekicker David Buehler was named the Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Notre Dame.
Buehler hit a 35-yard field goal and all 5 of his PATs, plus 5 of his 7 kickoffs pinned the Irish within the 20 (with 4 touchbacks) in USC's 38-5 victory.
This is the second time this season that Buehler has been named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week, as he previously was honored for his efforts in the Washington game.
On the year, Buehler has hit 56-of-57 PATs and 8-of-9 field goals. In 2008, 43 of his 76 kickoffs have been touchbacks (56.6%) and 55 have pinned foes within the 20-yard line (72.4%). He has hit 25-of-29 field goals in his career, including 6-of-8 of 40-plus yards.
Also honored as Pac-10 Player of the Week were Oregon tailback Jeremiah Johnson and Arizona State safety Troy Nolan.
This is the ninth 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 (for the Arizona State game), safety Taylor Mays (for the California game) and tailback C.J. Gable (for the Stanford game) in addition to Buehler's 2 selections.