Awards Roll In For UW Football Players
Sept. 21, 2009
In the wake of its 16-13 win over then-No. 3 USC this past Saturday, the Washington football team and its players have garnered a number of national and conference awards.
Senior linebacker Donald Butler, who was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week and was listed as one of four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week on Sunday, added to his haul today as he was chosen as the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. Butler notched 12 tackles, including two for loss, plus an interception and a forced fumble in the win.
Sophomore kicker Erik Folk was named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week after kicking three field goals for the Dawgs on Saturday. His 22-yarder with three seconds left delivered the victory. He also earned Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week.
Husky quarterback Jake Locker, who led the Dawgs to the win by completing 21 of 35 passes for 237 yards along with one rushing touchdown, was selected as the Johnny O'Brien Quarterback Award Quarterback of the Week.
Finally, the Huskies were named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team Of The Week.
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