Bank of the West Weekly Football Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Wide receiver Marqise Lee and linebacker Hayes Pullard of USC and kicker Coleman Petersen of UTAH have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Lee, a freshman from Inglewood, Calif., had 325 all-purpose yards in USC's 38-35 win at Oregon. He had eight catches for a career-high 187 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown to open the Trojans' scoring. Lee also had six kickoff returns for 134 yards and four rushing yards. On the year, he has 60 receptions for 919 yards (15.3 average) with nine touchdowns and nine kickoff returns for 262 yards (29.1 average) with one touchdown.
Pullard, a redshirt freshman from Inglewood, Calif., had a game-best 14 tackles with two sacks and a forced fumble while playing all 82 defensive snaps for USC. He was part of the Trojan defense that held Oregon to 209 rushing yards, 83 yards under its season average. Pullard is second on the team in tackles this season with 62, including 5.5 for losses with 3.5 sacks.
Petersen, a junior from Sandy, Utah, made a 38-yard field goal in overtime to lift Utah to a 30-27 victory over Washington State. He went 3-for-3 in field goals, including a 33-yarder and a 45-yard kick that gave Utah its first lead, 13-10. Petersen was also 3-for-3 in extra points.
Also Nominated (Offense): Nick Foles, ARIZ; Gerell Robinson, ASU; Zach Maynard, CAL; Markus Wheaton, OSU; Andrew Luck, STAN; John White, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Defense): Shaquille Richardson, ARIZ; Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Scott Crichton, OSU; A.J. Tarpley, STAN; Kevin Prince, UCLA; Mo Lee, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Special Teams): Mike Manuel CAL; Andrew Abbott, UCLA; T.J. McDonald, USC.
|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|
|Nov. 21||Marqise Lee, WR, USC||Hayes Pullard, LB, USC||Coleman Petersen, PK, UTAH|
Photo Credit: Long Photography