Cal's Rodgers, USC's Poole, and Oregon's Washington Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

RODGERS, POOLE AND WASHINGTON NAMED BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDSPAC-10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of California, cornerback Will Poole of USC and kick returner Kenny Washington of Oregon have been named Bank of America Higher Standards Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.

Rodgers, a sophomore from Chico, Calif., led California to a record-breaking 54-7 win against Washington. He completed 20 of 33 passes (.606) for a career-high 348 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. In addition, Rodgers rushed for a touchdown. California established a school single-game record for total offense with 729 yards, 381 rushing and 348 passing. In addition, the Golden Bear offense recorded 28 first downs, had no turnovers and did not allow a quarterback sack. It marks the second time in three weeks Rodgers has been accorded Pac-10 offenisve player of the week honors.

Poole, a senior from St. Albans, N.Y., played a key role in USC's 45-0 shutout win at Arizona. Poole had two interceptions, along with a deflection and two solo tackles as the Trojan defense limited the Wildcats to 10 first downs, 195 yards total offense (50 rushing, 145 passing), 2-of-15 third-down conversions and intercepted three passes.

Washington, a junior from Brea, Calif., provided one of Oregon's big plays in the Ducks' 31-13 win at UCLA. He returned three kickoffs for 159 yards (53-yard average), including a 97-yard return for a touchdown. He also had a return of 42 yards that set up another Oregon touchdown. The 97-yard return for a touchdown was the longest kickoff return in a Pac-10 game this year.

Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were receivers Mike Williams of USC, Mike Hass of Oregon State and Devard Darling of Washington State and quarterback Kellen Clemens of Oregon. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Jerry Matson of Oregon, Richard Seigler of Oregon State, Pat Bennett of Washington State, Wendell Hunter of California and Joe Siofele of Arizona. Kickers Kirk Yliniemi of Oregon State, Drew Dunning of Washington State and Ryan Killeen of USC and punter Danny Baugher of Arizona 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, WSUNov. 15	Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL	Will Poole, CB, USC		Kenny Washington, KR, ORE
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