Pac-12 announces football players of the week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Wide receiver Josh Huff of OREGON, safety Damarious Randall of ARIZONA STATE and place-kicker Zane Gonzalez, also of Arizona State, have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Huff, a senior from Houston, Texas, posted a career-high nine catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns in a last-minute 36-35 win in the Civil War over Oregon State on Friday evening. After catching a 12-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 3:09 remaining, Huff followed with another 12-yard score for the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds remaining in the game. All three of his second-half scoring catches brought the Ducks back from deficits and eight of his nine receptions resulted in first down or touchdowns.
Randall, a junior from Pensacola, Fla., was responsible for two turnovers, including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown and a forced fumble as the Sun Devils knocked off in-state rival Arizona 58-21 in the Territorial Cup on Saturday night. Both forced turnovers led to scores that extended the Sun Devils lead and put the game out of reach. Randall also notched a game-high 12 tackles, including a four-yard tackle for loss, as Arizona State secured the best record in league play and hosting duties for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Gonzalez, a freshman from Deer Park, Texas, accounted for 16 points as he connected on all 10 of his kicks, including 3-of-3 on field goals and 7-of-7 on extra points, helping Arizona State claim the Territorial Cup in the victory over Arizona on Saturday. He has now made a school-record 18 consecutive field goals dating back to the USC game on Sept. 28 and has made 22 of 25 on the year. His 124 total points are the most in a single-season by an ASU kicker, while his 10.4 points per game is good for eighth in the nation. Gonzalez is the only player to earn the special teams player of the week honor twice in 2013.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs D.J. Foster of Arizona State, Tyler Gaffney of STANFORD, Kelvin York of UTAH and Bishop Sankey of WASHINGTON; and quarterback Brett Hundley of UCLA. Also nominated for defensive player of the week honors were linebackers Addison Gilliam of COLORADO, Anthony Barr of UCLA and Trevor Reilly of Utah; cornerbacks Ifo Ekpre-Olomu of Oregon and Wayne Lyons of Stanford; and defensive end Hau’oli Kikaha of Washington. Also nominated for special teams player of the week honors was UCLA punter Sean Covington and Utah punter Tom Hackett.
2013 Pac-12 Football Players of the Week
|Sept. 2||Paul Richardson, WR, COLO||Tra'Mayne Bondurant, S, ARIZ||Vincenzo D'Amato, PK, CAL|
|Sept. 9||De'Anthony Thomas, RB, ORE||Damante Horton, CB, WSU||Jake Smith, PK, ARIZ|
|Sept. 16||Sean Mannion, QB, OSU||Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA||Trevor Romaine, PK, OSU|
|Sept. 23||Travis Wilson, QB, UTAH||Steven Nelson, CB, OSU||Kris Albarado, P, USC|
|Sept. 30||Sean Mannion, QB, OSU||Alden Darby, S, ASU||Bralon Addison, WR/PR, ORE|
|Oct. 7||Marcus Mariota, QB, ORE||Trent Murphy, LB, STAN||Ty Montgomery, WR/KR, STAN|
|Oct. 14||Marcus Mariota, QB, ORE||Rashaad Reynolds, CB, OSU||Andy Phillips, K, UTAH|
|Oct. 21||Ka'Deem Carey, RB, ARIZ||Jordan Richards, S, STAN||Zane Gonzalez, K, ASU|
|Oct. 28||B.J. Denker, QB, ARIZ||Trent Murphy, LB, STAN||Travis Coons, P/K, WASH|
|Nov. 4||Taylor Kelly, QB, ASU||Josh Shaw, CB, USC||Jayon Brown, LB, UCLA|
|Nov. 11||Myles Jack, LB/RB, UCLA||Skayne Skov, LB, STAN||Nelson Agholor, WR/PR, USC|
|Nov. 18||Cody Kessler, QB, USC||Robert Nelson, CB, ASU||Andre Heidari, PK, USC|
|Nov. 25||Ka'Deem Carey, RB, ARIZ||Chris Young, LB, ASU||Ishmael Adams, DB, UCLA|
|Dec. 2||Josh Huff, WR, ORE||Damarious Randall, S, ASU||Zane Gonzalez, PK, ASU|