Locker, Mitchell and Kahut Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week

Dec. 7, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Jake Locker of Washington, tackle Earl Mitchell of Arizona and kicker Justin Kahut of Oregon State have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Locker, a junior from Ferndale, Wash., led Washington to a 42-10 upset win against No. 19-ranked California.  Locker accounted for five touchdowns as he completed 19 of 23 passes (.826) for 248 yards and three touchdowns of 40, 21 and 13 yards with no interceptions.  On the ground, he rushed 14 times for 77 yards (5.5) and two touchdowns of 19 and 2 yards.  Behind Locker, Washington amassed 463 yards of total offense (177 rushing, 286 passing) with no turnovers. 

Mitchell, a junior from Houston, Texas, keyed Arizona's defensive effort in the Wildcats' 21-17 upset road win at No. 18-ranked USC.  Mitchell had six tackles, five solo, including three tackles for loss (-12) and two quarterback sacks (-11).  The Arizona defense limited USC to 282 yards total offense and posted three quarterback sacks (-17). 

Kahut, a junior from Portland, Ore., kept Oregon State in the game in the Beavers` heart-stopping 37-33 loss at No. 7-ranked Oregon.  Kahut was a perfect 4-4 on field goal attempts, connecting from 49, 28, 29 and 45 yards, and 3-3 on PATs to account for 15 points.  

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running back LaMichael James of Oregon, quarterback Nick Foles of Arizona and flanker James Rodgers of Oregon State.  Also nominated on defense were ends Daniel Teo'Nesheim of Washington and Tyson Alualu of California.  Kick returner Isi Sofele of California was nominated for special teams play.


Sep. 5
Offensive: Kevin Riley, QB, Cal
Defensive: Mike Nixon, OLB, ASU
Special TeamsChris Owusu, KR, STAN

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

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

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

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

Oct. 10
Offensive: J
acquizz Rodgers, RB, OSU
DefensiveMason Foster, OLB, WASH
Special Teams: Kenjon Barner, KR, ORE

Oct. 17
Offensive: Nick Foles, QB, ARIZ
Defensive: Jurrell Casey, NT, USC
Special Teams: Bryan Anger, P, CAL

Oct. 24
Offensive: Allen Bradford, TB, USC
Defensive: Cam Nelson, FS, ARIZ
Special Teams: Damian Williams, PR, USC

Oct. 31
Offensive: LaMichael James, RB, ORE
Defensive: Mike Mo

hamed, ILB, CAL
Special Teams: Justin Kahut, PK, OSU

Nov. 7
Offensive: Toby Gerhart, RB, STAN
Defensive: Will Harris, SS, USC
Special Teams: Nate Whitaker, PK, STAN

Nov. 14
Offensive: Toby Gerhart, RB, STAN

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
Special Teams: Giorgio Tavecchio, PK, CAL

Nov. 21
Offensive: Jeremiah Masoli, QB, ORE
Defensive: Mike Mohamed, ILB, CAL
Special Teams: Nate Costa, H, ORE

Nov. 28
Offensive: Toby Gerharti, RB, STAN
Defensive: Malcolm Smith, OLB, USC
Special Teams: Alex Zendejas, K, ARIZ

Dec. 5
Offensive: Jake Locker, QB, WASH
Defensive: Earl Mitchell, T, ARIZ
Special Teams: Justin Kahut, K, OSU 


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