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Pac-12 Football Players of the Week – Week 10

Nov 5, 2018

OFFENSIVE: N’Keal Harry, Jr., WR, Arizona State (Chandler, Ariz.)
• Harry caught nine passes for 161 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in ASU’s 38-20 upset of No. 16 Utah
• Harry had touchdown receptions of 3, 23, and 61 yards. Seven of his nine receptions were good for a first down and/or touchdown.
• His three-yard TD reception in the first quarter put ASU up 14-0. Hauled in a 23-yard TD reception with 1:01 left in the first half that put ASU up 21-17 after Utah had reeled of 17 straight points. Had 61-yard TD reception on the opening play of the fourth quarter that extended ASU’s lead to 28-20.

Also nominated: Khalil Tate, QB, ARIZ; Dillon Mitchell, WR, ORE; Kaden Smith, TE, STAN; Aca’Cedric Ware, RB, USC; Zack Moss, RB, UTAH; Gardner Minshew II, QB, WSU.

DEFENSIVE: Merlin Robertson, Fr., LB, Arizona State (Gardena, Calif.)
• Led ASU with nine tackles, including one TFL, and recorded his first career interception in ASU’s 38-20 upset of No. 16 Utah.|
• Led a Sun Devil defensive effort that held the Utes, who came in averaging 41 points in their past four games, to only 325 yards for the game and only three points in the second half.
• After the Utes scored on three straight possessions, Robertson picked up his first career interception on Utah’s first possession of the second half.

Also nominated: Colin Schooler, LB, ARIZ; Bobby Okereke, LB, STAN; Christian Rector, LB, USC: Corrion Ballard, DB, UTAH; Skyler Thomas, S, WSU.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Ugochukwu Amadi, Sr., S, Oregon (Nashville, Tenn.)
• Gave Oregon a 7-0 lead against UCLA with a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter, which marked Oregon’s first punt return for a TD since 2015 at Michigan State.
• Averaging 24.1 yards per punt return this season (8 returns). Four of Amadi’s eight punt returns on the season have gone for over 20 yards while he is tied for the national lead with two returns of 50-plus yards.
• Amadi is the only FBS player in the nation with a punt return TD and a pick-6.
• Also added three tackles, including one for loss, in the win over UCLA.

Also nominated: Lucas Havrisik, PK, ARIZ; Tyler Francis, PK, COLO; Matt Gay, PK, UTAH.

  Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Sept. 4 JJ Arcega-Whiteside, STAN Nate Landman, COLO Chase McGrath, USC
Sept. 10  Laviska Shenault Jr., COLO Chase Hansen, UTAH Brandon Ruiz, ASU
Sept. 17 Gardner Minshew II, WSU Ben Burr-Kirven, WASH Travell Harris, WSU
Sept. 24 J.J. Taylor, ARIZ Ben Burr-Kirven, WASH Jay Tufele, USC
Oct. 1 Eno Benjamin, ASU Ugochukwu Amadi, ORE Marvell Tell III, USC
Oct. 8 Laviska Shenault Jr., COLO Jaylon Johnson, UTAH Matt Gay, UTAH
Oct. 15 CJ Verdell, ORE Keisean Lucier-South, UCLA Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH
Oct. 22 Tyler Huntley, UTAH Chase Hansen, UTAH Matt Gay, UTAH
Oct. 29 Jake Luton, OSU Evan Weaver, CAL N'Keal Harry, ASU
Nov. 5 N'Keal Harry, ASU Merlin Robertson, ASU Ugochukwu Amadi, ORE