Chris Markey Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

Nov. 16, 2004

Freshman tailback Chris Markey (Luling, LA/Jesuit HS) of the UCLA Football Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 8-14.

Markey, this week's Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week, had a breakout performance at Oregon, rushing for a career-high 131 yards and leading the Bruins with five receptions for 84 yards. Including his 23-yard kickoff return, he accounted for 238 all-purpose yards. His 29-yard run to the three-yard line immediately preceded Manuel White's touchdown that broke a 7-7 tie, and Markey's 50-yard catch and run set up White's second touchdown that gave UCLA a 21-3 lead.

On the year, Markey is the team's third-leading rusher with 325 yards (6.1 average). He also ranks third in the Pac-10 with his 23.0 kickoff return average and has 669 all-purpose yards.

This is Markey's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.

Also nominated: Arron Afflalo, M. Basketball; Chad Barrett, M. Soccer; Alison Costello, W. Cross Country; Iris Mora, W. Soccer; Brett Ormsby, M. Water Polo; Noelle Quinn, W. Basketball; Jon Rankin, M. Cross Country; Chrissie Zartman, W. Volleyball.