Dickson, Ross and Owusu Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week

Sept. 28, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Tight end Ed Dickson of Oregon, cornerback Devin Ross of Arizona and kick returner Chris Owusu of Stanford have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Dickson, a senior from Bellflower, Calif., played a major role in Oregon’s 42-3 upset win against No. 6-ranked California.  Dickson pulled in a career-high 11 receptions for 148 yards and three touchdowns covering 26, 9 and 36 yards.  Oregon piled up 524 yards total offense (236 rushing, 288 passing) against the Bears.  Dickson also has been named National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Ross, a senior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., led the Arizona defense in the Wildcats’ 37-32 upset road win at Oregon State.  Ross had a game-high 12 tackles, seven solo, and picked off a pass late in the game to seal the Arizona win.  The Wildcat defense had two interceptions in the game and piled up five quarterback sacks (-25).

Owusu, a sophomore from Westlake Village, Calif., returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown in Stanford’s 34-14 win against Washington.  It marked the second week in a row Owusu returned the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown.  In just four games, Owusu has returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, which ties the Pac-10 single season record (Anthony Davis, USC, 1974, and Matthew Slater, UCLA, 2007).  Owusu leads the nation in kickoff returns with a flashy 59.2-yard average. 

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterback Nick Foles of Arizona, wide receiver Damian Williams of USC and running backs Toby Gerhart of Stanford and Dimitri Nance of Arizona State.  Also nominated on defense were linebackers Clinton Snyder of Stanford and Michael Morgan of USC, safety Jarrell Holman of Arizona State and end Kenny Rowe of Oregon.  Also nominated for special teams play were punters Keenyn Crier of Arizona and Jacob Harfman of USC and kicker Morgan Flint of Oregon.

2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Sep. 5
Offensive: Kevin Riley, QB, CAL
Defensive: Mike Nixon, OLB, ASU
Special Teams: Chris Owusu, KR, STAN

Sep. 12
Offensive:
Joe McKnight, TB, USC
Defensive:
Reggie Carter, MLB, UCLA
Special Teams:
Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA

Sep. 19
Offensive:
Jahvid Best, TB, CAL
Defensive:
Donald Butler, ILB, WASH
Special Teams:
Erik Folk, PK, WASH

Sep. 26
Offensive:
Ed Dickson, TE, ORE
Defensive:
Devin Ross, CB, ARIZ
Special Teams:
Chris Owusu, KR, STAN

 

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