Luck, McDonald and Forbath Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Andrew Luck of STANFORD, safety T.J. McDonald of USC and place kicker Kai Forbath of UCLA have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Luck, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, completed 23 of 32 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns (45, 5 yards) and no interceptions in the 42-17 win over No. 13 Arizona. He also rushed three times for 25 yards, bringing his season total to 370 rushing yards - most ever in a single season by a Stanford quarterback. He now has 22 touchdown passes on the year, which rank tied for fourth on Stanford's all-time single-season charts.
McDonald, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif., had a game-high 13 tackles in the 34-33 win over Arizona State and blocked a punt. He also partially blocked another punt and he downed a punt at the ASU four-yard line. McDonald tops USC in tackles (68) and interceptions (3) in 2010.
Forbath, a senior from Pacific Palisades, Calif., kicked a 51-yard game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock to lift the Bruins to a 17-14 victory over Oregon State. After missing a potential game-winning field goal from 46 yards out with 1:17 remaining in the game, Forbath redeemed himself with the game-winner as time expired. It was his 10th career field goal from 50 or more yards.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Gerell Robinson of Arizona State, running back Shane Vereen of California, offensive lineman Mark Asper of Oregon, quarterback Richard Brehaut of UCLA, and running back Marc Tyler of USC. Also nominated on defense were cornerback Omar Bolden of Arizona State, defensive end Cameron Jordan of California, linebacker Talmadge Jackson III of Oregon, safety Delano Howell of Stanford, and linebacker Sean Westgate of UCLA. Also nominated on special teams were cornerback LeQuan Lewis of Arizona State, punter Bryan Anger of California, kick returner Josh Huff or Oregon, punt returner Drew Terrell of Stanford, and offensive tackle Tyron Smith of USC.
2010 Pac-10 Football - Player of the Week Recipients
|Sept. 7||Kenjon Barner, RB, ORE||Lance Mitchell, S, OSU||Cliff Harris, PR, ORE|
|Sept. 13||Jermaine Kearse, WR, WASH||Mike Thomas, CB, STAN||Jackson Rice, P, ORE|
|Sept. 20||Nick Foles, QB, ARIZ||Patrick Larimore, LB, UCLA||Travis Cobb, KR, ARIZ|
|Sept. 27||Ryan Taylor, C, UCLA||Sean Westgate, LB, UCLA||Nate Whitaker, PK, STAN|
|Oct. 4||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Cliff Harris, CB, ORE||Erik Folk, PK, WASH|
|Oct. 11||Ryan Katz, QB, OSU||Darian Hagan, CB, CAL||Bryan Anger, P, CAL|
|Oct. 18||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Shaquille Richardson, CB, ARIZ||Joe Houston, PK, USC|
|Oct. 25||Matt Scott, QB, ARIZ||Paul Vassallo, LB, ARIZ||Keenan Allen, KR, CAL|
|Nov. 1||Jeff Maehl, WR, ORE||Junior Onyeali, DE, ASU||Jake Fischer, LB, ARIZ|
|Nov. 8||Andrew Luck, QB, STAN||T.J. McDonald, S, USC||Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA|