Pac-10 Football Players of The Week Named
BELL AND COLEMAN NAMED BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDSPAC-10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Halfback Michael Bell of Arizona and safety Erik Coleman of Washington State have been named Bank of America Higher Standards Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Bell, a sophomore from Phoenix, Ariz., played a major role in Arizona's 27-22 upset win against Washington. Bell rushed 26 times for 222 yards (8.5-yard average) with three touchdown runs of 67, 69 and 37 yards. His final two touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter to give Arizona the lead and the winning margin. Bell's 222 yards rushing is the second-best single-game total in the Pac-10 this season.
Coleman, a junior from Spokane, Wash., was named both the defensive and special teams player of the week for his performance in Washington State's 31-13 win against UCLA. Coleman posted 10 tackles, nine solo, and had a hand in four turnovers by intercepting two passes and forcing two fumbles. On special teams, he was credited with three tackles and forced a fumble on a punt return that was returned by a teammate 72 yards to set up a score. The Washington State defense forced a total of seven turnovers, limited UCLA to four-of-18 third-down conversions and just two scores in six red zone opportunities and posted four quarterback sacks (-29).
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs J.R. Lemon of Stanford and Jonathan Smith of Washington State and tight end Tim Day of Oregon. Also nominated on defense were safties Oshiomogho Atogwe of Stanford and Clay Hardt of Arizona and linebackers Kevin Mitchell of Oregon and Spencer Havner of UCLA. Return man Kenny Washington of Oregon and punter Chris Kluwe of UCLA 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, STANNov. 8 Michael Bell, HB, ARIZ Erik Coleman, FS, WSU Erik Coleman, FS, WSU
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