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Arizona Coaches Select Players of the Week

Sep 7, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. Each week, Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff will select Player of the Week honorees based on performance leading up to and including the game each week. The Wildcats defeated UTSA, 26-23, Thursday night at the Alamodome.

Freshman running back Nick Wilson is the Offensive Player of the Week. He rushed for 174 yards on 30 carries with one touchdown. In his first career start, he topped 100 rushing yards for the second consecutive game. The yardage is fourth-most in single-game history for a Wildcat freshman, while the 30 totes matched Nic Grigsby for the most rush attempts for a freshman (2007 vs. Washington State).

Redshirt senior safety Jared Tevis is the Defensive Player of the Week. He racked up a single-game best 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards. He grabbed his first interception of the season with less than two minutes to play as UTSA was driving towards the end zone. Tevis was also the Hard Edge Player of the Week.

Redshirt junior kicker Casey Skowron is the Special Teams Player of the Week. He was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal tries (38, 23, 44 and 28 yards) and booted both extra point tries to tally 14 points. Skowron’s efficiency matches the single-game best at Arizona, tying a handful of others who were 4-for-4 in field goal tries.

From the scout team, junior offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa on offense, redshirt freshman safety Carter Hehr and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Luca Bruno on defense and redshirt freshman linebacker RJ Morgan on special teams were honored for their efforts during the UTSA game preparations.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday when they welcome Nevada to Arizona Stadium on Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. MST, on Pac-12 Networks. Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting the McKale Center Ticket Office (520-621-CATS).

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