Sieverson, Doggett, Weber Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week

Dec. 3, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Tailback Matt Sieverson and linebacker Derrick Doggett of Oregon State and kicker Thomas Weber of Arizona State have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.

Sieverson and Doggett played key roles in Oregon State's 38-31 double overtime win at Oregon in the Civil War. Sieverson, a senior from Bend, Ore., filled in for injured star tailback Yvenson Bernard and rushed 27 times for a career-high 142 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown run. He added four receptions for 16 yards. The Oregon State offense piled up 214 yards rushing and 459 yards total offense in the victory.

Doggett, a senior from San Diego, Calif., led Oregon State's defensive effort with a game- and career-high 18 tackles, 11 solo, including one tackle for loss. He also intercepted a pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.

Weber, a freshman from Downey, Calif., was two-for-two on field goal attempts in Arizona State's 20-17 win against rival Arizona. He also converted both his PAT attempts, averaged 61.6 yards on kickoffs and punted eight times for a 37.4-yard average. It marks the third time this year that Weber has earned special teams player of the week honors.

Also nominated for defensive player of the week honors were cornerback Nick Sanchez of Stanford, linebacker Rey Maualuga of USC and tackle Michael Marquardt of Arizona State.

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