Kenechi Udeze Named Pac-10 Defensive Player Of The Week

Oct. 13, 2003

USC junior defensive end Kenechi Udeze was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week based on his performance against Stanford.

Udeze had 3 sacks for minus 22 yards among his 4 tackles (all solo), plus forced 2 fumbles which USC recovered (to set up field goals) and blocked a field goal against the Cardinal. He spearheaded a Trojan defense that limited Stanford to just 242 total yards (only 86 rushing). USC also got 4 turnovers. Udeze now has 11 forced fumbles in his career.

Other Pac-10 honorees this week were Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter (offense) and UCLA punter Chris Kluwe (special teams).

Udeze is the fourth Trojan to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2003, joining placekicker Ryan Killeen (selected for his efforts at Arizona State), defensive tackle Mike Patterson (versus Auburn) and punter Tom Malone (versus BYU).

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