Markey and Medlock Earn Pac-10 Honors

Nov. 15, 2004

Tailback Chris Markey and kicker Justin Medlockof UCLA and linebacker Wendell Hunter of California have been namedU.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.

Markey and Medlock played key roles in UCLA's 34-26 upset road win atOregon that propelled the Bruins into a bowl berth. Markey, a freshmanfrom Luling, La., making his first start in place of injured starMaurice Drew, was UCLA's leading rusher and receiver in the victory.Markey rushed 23 times for 131 yards (5.7) and added five receptionsfor 84 yards (16.8) to pace the Bruins' offense. Including a kickoffreturn, Markey put up a total of 238 all-purpose yards. The Bruinoffense had 227 yards rushing and 442 yards total offense and converted10-of-18 third-down conversion attempts.

Medlock, a sophomore from Fremont, Calif., hit on two-of-three fieldgoal attempts from 50 yards or longer. He connected on second-halfthree-pointers from 52 and 50 yards. His miss also was a 50-yardattempt.

Hunter, a senior from Carson, Calif., was the defensive leader inCalifornia's 42-12 road win at Washington. Hunter had a game-high 10tackles, six solo, and intercepted two passes, returning them for 43yards. The California defense limited Washington to 84 yards rushingand forced four turnovers, including three interceptions.

It was the second player of the week honors this year for both Hunterand Medlock.

Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors werequarterback Andrew Walter of Arizona State, running backs MarshawnLynch of California, LenDale White of USC and Jerome Harrison ofWashington State and flanker Anthony Wheat-Brown of Oregon State. Alsonominated on defense were cornerback Trey Brown of UCLA, linebackerLofa Tatupu of USC and ends Kyle Caldwell of Arizona State and BillSwancutt of Oregon State. Punter Sam Paulescu of Oregon State andreturn man Michael Bumpus of Washington State were nominated forspecial teams play.