Pac-10 Players of the Week
Sept. 3, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Carson Palmer of USC, linebacker Will Derting of Washington State and cornerback Michael Jolivette of Arizona have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.
Palmer, a senior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., directed USC to a 24-17 win against Auburn. Palmer completed 23 of 32 passes (.718) for 302 yards and one touchdown. He also scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 1:26 remaining in the game.
Derting, a freshman from Okanogan, Wash., played a major role in Washington State's 31-7 win against Nevada. Derting intercepted three passes and returned one a school-record 98 yards for a touchdown. He also recorded six tackles, including two tackles for losses.
Jolivette, a junior from Houston, Texas, blocked two punts in Arizona's 37-3 win against Northern Arizona. The two blocked punts set up 10 Arizona points.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Jason Johnson of Arizona and Derek Anderson of Oregon State, tailback Cornell Canidate of Arizona State, tight end George Wrighster of Oregon and wide receiver Jerome Riley of Washington State. Also nominated on defense were defensive backs Keith Lewis of Oregon, Jameel Powell of California and Darrell Brooks of Arizona, linemen Mike Patterson of USC and Terrell Suggs of Arizona State and linebacker Nick Barnett of Oregon State. Placekicker Jared Siegel of Oregon and punter Kyle Basler of Washington State were nominated for special teams play.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Carson Palmer, QB, USCWill Derting, OLB, WSUMichael Jolivette, CB, ARIZ
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