Sultan McCullough Named Pac-10 Offensive Player Of The Week

Oct. 14, 2002

LOS ANGELES--USC senior tailback Sultan McCullough has been named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in USC's 30-28 win against California last Saturday.

He equaled a career-high with 176 rushing yards (his 11th career 100-yard game, twice in 2002) and had a touchdown on a career-best 39 carries (the most by a Trojan since Steven Webster had 40 against Washington in 1987), plus he caught a 3-yard pass. He helped the Trojan offense pile up 28 first downs, 175 yards rushing, 464 yards of total offense and go 11-for-19 on third-down conversions.

McCullough, who leads Troy with 529 yards on 117 carries (4.5 average) with 5 TDs in 2002, is eighth on USC's prestigious career rushing ladder (2,515 yards, 43rd on the Pac-10 list). The 1999 Pac-10 100-meter champion, he is the fastest player ever to wear a Trojan football uniform (10.17).

Also honored by the Pac-10 were linebacker Josh Amobi of Arizona State (defense) and return specialist Keenan Howry of Oregon (special teams).

McCullough is the fifth Trojan to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2002, joining quarterback Carson Palmer (Auburn), safety Troy Polamalu (Colorado), defensive end Omar Nazel (Oregon State) and placekicker Ryan Killeen (Oregon State).

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