Dunning Earns Pac-10 Player of the Week After Record-Setting Performance
Sept. 22, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State kicker Drew Dunning was named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week Monday after knocking in a school-record five field goals against New Mexico over the weekend.
Dunning, a senior from Issaquah, Wash., converted attempts of 37, 36, 23, 21, and 49 yards. Dunning is now 13 of 14 on field goal attempts this season and leads the conference in scoring and field goal percentage. Dunning is 10th nationally in scoring.
'The Pac-10 is a great conference, so any time you can standout among so many talented players, it is a tremendous honor,' Dunning said. 'This is really a team award. I can't say enough about the job Brett Johnson and Riley Fitt-Chappell are doing with the holding and snapping. They make my job easy.'
This marks the second time this season that Dunning has earned the conference's weekly special teams award. Quarterback Matt Kegel and Will Derting have also been honored on offense and defense, respectively, giving the Cougars four players of the week in four games in 2003.
WSU travels to Eugene, Ore., Saturday for a heavily anticipated game against No. 10 Oregon.