Bank Of The West Weekly Football Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Connor Halliday of WASHINGTON STATE, defensive back Travis Sandersfeld of COLORADO and kick returner/wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Halliday, a redshirt freshman from Spokane, Wash., came off the bench to throw for 494 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars' 37-27 win over Arizona State. Halliday entered the game on WSU's third possession and finished the night 27-of-36 with no interceptions. His passing total was the second-highest in school history and shattered the previous freshman mark of 385 yards, held by Drew Bledsoe. Halliday's 494 yards also marked the highest total by a Pac-12 quarterback this season, the 10th-best passing total in conference history and the most yards ever thrown by a freshman in the conference.
Sandersfeld, a senior from Limon, Colo., played all 76 snaps at nickel back in Colorado's 48-29 win over Arizona. He tallied 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo. His three tackles for loss totaled 13 yards, including a sack for nine yards. Sandersfeld also added an interception as the Buffaloes picked up their first Pac-12 victory.
Lee, a freshman from Inglewood, Calif., returned the opening kickoff of the second half 88 yards for a touchdown in USC's 40-17 win over Washington. Lee also had a game-high nine receptions for 74 yards and a 9-yard touchdown. He has three kickoff returns this season for 128 yards (42.7 average) and is second on the team in receiving with 52 receptions for 732 yards (14.1 average) and eight touchdowns.
Also Nominated (Offense): Isi Sofele, CAL; Rodney Stewart, COLO; Josh Huff, ORE; Griff Whalen, STAN; Curtis McNeal, USC; John White, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Terrell Turner, ORE; Trent Murphy, STAN; Nick Perry, USC; Conroy Black, UTAH; Deone Bucannon, WSU.
Also Nominated (Special Teams): Jamal Miles, ASU; Jackson Rice, ORE; Sean Sellwood, UTAH.
|2011 Pac-12 Football Player of the Week|
|Sept. 5||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Desmond Trufant, CB, WASH||Erik Folk, PK, WASH|
|Sept. 12||Paul Richardson, WR, COLO||Cort Dennison, LB, WASH||Everrette Thompson, DT, WASH|
|Sept. 19||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Tervor Reilly, LB/DE, UTAH||Brendan Bigelow, KR, CAL|
|Sept. 26||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Shelly Lyons, LB, ASU||Jordan Poyer, PR, OSU|
|Oct. 3||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Alex Hoffman-Ellis, LB, WSU||Jamal Miles, WR/KR, ASU|
|Oct. 10||LaMichael James, RB, ORE||Lance Mitchell, SS, OSU||Clayton York, FB, OSU|
|Oct. 17||Andrew Luck, QB, STAN||Derrick Shelby, DE, UTAH||Coleman Petersen, PK, UTAH|
|Oct. 24||Sean Mannion, QB, OSU||Scott Crichton, DE, OSU||John Bonano, PK, ARIZ|
|Oct. 31||Chris Polk, RB, WASH||Tevin McDonald, S, UCLA||Eric Whitaker, PK, STAN|
|Nov. 7||Matt Barkley, QB, USC||Eddie Pleasant, ROV, ORE||Sean Snellwood, P, UTAH|
|Nov. 14||Connor Halliday, QB, WSU||Travis Sandersfeld, DB, COLO||Marqise Lee, KR/WR, USC|
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