Pac-12 announces football players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - Quarterback Brett Hundley of UCLA, linebacker Peter Kalambayi of STANFORD and defensive back Ishmael Adams of UCLA have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Hundley, a junior from Chandler, Ariz., threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to lead UCLA to a 62-27 win at No. 15 Arizona State last week. The four scoring passes tied Hundley’s personal best and two of his scoring tosses went for 80 yards to Jordan Payton and Eldridge Massington. The touchdowns made him the first UCLA player to ever complete two passes of at least 80 yards in one game. Hundley connected on 18-of-23 attempts for 355 yards. Hundley’s 427 yards of total offense were the fifth-most in school history and extended his own school record to 13 games with 300 yards of total offense. He also became the first UCLA player in school history to have three career games with 400 yards total offense, moving past Cade McNown who had two.
Kalambayi, a sophomore from Matthews, N.C., became the first Stanford player to record three sacks in a game since 2011, (Shayne Skov) to help the Cardinal defeat Washington 20-13. Kalambayi accounted for 35 negative yards on tackles for loss. He finished the game with six total tackles (five solo). Kalambayi leads a Stanford defense that ranks first in the nation in total defense, surrendering only 198.0 ypg, and is first in the nation in scoring, only giving up 6.5 ppg. The Cardinal have allowed opponents into the red zone only three times this season.
Adams, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., earned honors as the special teams Player of the Week for the second time this season after returning a kick 100 yards for a touchdown to push UCLA to victory over Arizona State, 62-27. It was UCLA’s first kickoff return for a score since 2007 (Matthew Slater). Adams also had kick returns of 25 yards, 44 yards, and 20 yards to go along with his 100-yarder. His total of 201 kick return yards is just short of the single-game school record total of 206 (Terrance Austin, 2008). Adams also returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown to put UCLA ahead 27-17 with two seconds remaining in the half.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Jared Goff, QB, CAL; Sefo Liafau, WR, COLO; Cody Kessler, QB, USC; Devontae Booker, RB, UTAH; Vincent Mayle, WR, WSU; Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA; Su’a Cravens, S, USC; Jared Norris, LB, UTAH; Jeremiah Allison, LB, WSU; Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: James Langford, PK, CAL; Ryan Murphy, KOR, OSU; Kaelin Clay, PR/KR, UTAH; Korey Durkee, P, WASH
2014 Player of the Week History
|Sept. 1||Cody Kessler, USC||Eric Kendricks, UCLA||Kaelin Clay, UTAH|
|Sept. 8||Marcus Mariota, ORE||Leonard Williams, USC||Andre Heidari, USC|
|Sept. 15||Jerry Neuheisel, UCLA||Shaq Thompson, WASH||Ishmael Adams, UCLA|
|Sept. 22||Cayleb Jones, ARIZ||Gionni Paul, UTAH||Andy Phillips, UTAH|