Toby Gerhart Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Nov. 30, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Running back Toby Gerhart has been named the Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Week for his performance in Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame last Saturday.

The senior from Norco, Calif. rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 0:59 left in the game. He also threw a 18-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Whalen to tie the game at 38-38 in the fourth quarter.

The three rushing touchdowns ran his season total to 26, establishing a new Stanford and Pac-10 single-season record.

Gerhart currently ranks second in the nation in rushing, averaging 144.7 yards per game. He also leads the nation in scoring, averaging 13.33 points a game and touchdowns (26).

It marks the third time in the last four weeks Gerhart has been named the Pac-10's Player of the Week.

As one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, Gerhart will take part in the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 10 in Orlando, Fla.

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