Cal's Rodgers, Stanford's Powell and Craven Named Pac-10 Players of the Week
RODGERS, CRAVEN, POWELL NAMED BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDSPAC-10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of California and linebacker Michael Craven and punt returner Luke Powell, both of Stafnord, have been named Bank of America Higher Standards Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Rodgers, a sophomore from Chico, Calif., directed California to a 51-23 win at Arizona State. Rodgers completed 17 of 22 passes (.773) for 307 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also had four carries for 12 yards for 319 yards total offense. The Golden Bear offense put up 232 yards rushing and 307 yards passing for 539 yards in total offense.
Craven and Powell played key roles in Stanford's 21-14 upset victory against UCLA.
Craven, a sophomore from La Quinta, Calif., keyed the Stanford defense with seven tackles, all solo, including three tackles for loss (-17), two of which were quarterback sacks (-14). The Cardinal defense limited UCLA to 48 yards rushing and 287 yards total offense and posted eight quarterback sacks (-53).
Powell, a senior from Smyrna, Tenn., contributed a game-turning play when he returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown to give Stanford a lead it would never relinquish.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs LenDale White of USC, Shelton Sampson of Washington and Michael Bell of Arizona and quarterback Derek Anderson of Oregon State. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Trent Bray of Oregon State and Greg Carothers of Washington, end Kenechi Udeze of USC and corner Michael Jolivette of Arizona. Kicker Kirk Yliniemi of Oregon State and punters Tom Malone and Garth Erickson of Washington were nominated for special teams play.
2003 BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDS PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Defense Special TeamsAug. 30 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Mike Patterson, NT, USC Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 6 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH Will Derting, OLB, WSU Tom Malone, P, USCSep. 13 Matt Kegel, QB, WSU Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Justin Medlock, PK, UCLASep. 20 Adam Snyder, OT, ORE Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 27 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Brandon Browner, CB, OSU Jeremy Bohannon, FS, WSUOct. 4 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Dave Ball, DE, UCLA Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 11 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC Chris Kluwe, P, UCLAOct. 18 Charles Frederick, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Spencer Havner, OLB, UCLAOct. 25 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Aaron Gipson, DB, ORENov. 1 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Michael Craven, OLB, STAN Luke Powell, PR, STAN
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