Rodgers, Foster and Barner Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week

Oct. 12, 2009


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Running back Jacquizz Rodgers of Oregon State, linebacker Mason Foster of Washington and kick returner Kenjon Barner of Oregon have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Rodgers, a sophomore from Richmond, Texas, had a big day in Oregon State’s 38-28 win against Stanford.  Rodgers rushed 33 times for a career-high 189 yards (5.7) and four touchdowns covering 7, 12, 2 and 5 yards.  He also had five receptions for 82 yards (16.4) to account for 271 all-purpose yards.  The four rushing touchdowns tied the Oregon State single-game record.  Jacquizz Rodgers’ brother, WR James Rodgers, was named Pac-10 offensive player of the week last week after OSU’s win against Arizona State.

Foster, a junior from Seaside, Calif., keyed the Washington defense in the Huskies’ 36-33 win against Arizona.  Foster scored the game-winning touchdown on a 37-yard touchdown return and posted a game-high 11 tackles, nine solo, including one tackle for loss.

Barner, a freshman from Riverside, Calif., sparked Oregon in the Ducks’ 24-10 road win at UCLA.  With Oregon trailing 3-0, Barner returned the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards for a touchdown and the Ducks never trailed again. 

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were wide receiver Kyle Williams of Arizona State, running back LaMichael James of Oregon and quarterbacks Jake Locker of Washington and Nick Foles of Arizona.  Also nominated on defense were ends Lawrence Guy of Arizona State and Kenny Rowe of Oregon, safety Cameron Collins of Oregon State and linebacker Akeem Ayers of UCLA.  Also nominated for special teams play were punters/kickers Johnny Hekker of Oregon State, Alex Zendejas of Arizona and Jeff Locke of UCLA.



Sep. 5
Offensive: Kevin Riley, QB, CAL
Defensive: Mike Nixon, OLB, ASU
Special Teams: Chris Owusu, KR, STAN

Sep. 12
Offensive: Joe McKnight, TB, USC
DefensiveReggie Carter, MLB, UCLA
Special Teams:
 Kai Forbath, PK, UCLA

Sep. 19
Offensive:Jahvid Best, TB, CAL
DefensiveDonald Butler, ILB, WASH
Special TeamsErik Folk, PK, WASH

Sep. 26
Offensive: Ed Dickson, TE, ORE
Defensive: Devin Ross, CB, ARIZ
Special TeamsChris Owusu, KR, STAN

Oct.  3
OffensiveJames Rodgers, WR, OSU
Defensive: Taylor Mays, FS, USC
Special Teams: Damian Williams, PR, USC

Oct. 10
Offensive: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, OSU
Defensive: Mason Foster, OLB, WASH
Special TeamsKenjon Barner, KR, ORE




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