Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week 13

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OFFENSE: Jayden Daniels, Fr., QB, Arizona State (San Bernardino, Calif.)
• Daniels, who was named the Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns in ASU's 31-28 upset of sixth-ranked Oregon. 
• In the first half, Daniels completed 12-of-14 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown with his two incompletions coming on the final drive of the half
• Daniels' 57-yard touchdown strike to junior wide receiver Frank Darby in the first quarter passed Rudy Carpenter's single-season school record for most passing yards by a true freshman quarterback (2,273 yards) set in 2005.
• In the second half, Daniels threw for 217 yards with touchdown passes of 26 yards (Darby) and 81 yards (senior wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk), the latter coming on 3rd & 16 and ASU up 24-21 with 3:54 remaining to give ASU a 10-point advantage
• Daniels is the first Sun Devil to pass for over 400 yards since Mike Bercovici did it against West Virginia in the 2016 Cactus Bowl.

Also nominated: Chase Garbers, QB, CAL; Alex Fontenot, TB, COLO; Johnny Johnson III, WR, ORE; Jake Luton, QB, OSU; Kedon Slovis, QB, USC; Zack Moss, RB, UTAH; Anthony Gordon, QB, WSU

DEFENSE: Talanoa Hufanga, So., S, USC (Corvallis, Ore.)
• Hufanga had a career-best 18 tackles in the 52-35 win over UCLA, the most in a game by a Trojan since Troy Polamalu had 20 vs. Utah in the 2001 Vegas Bowl.  Interestingly, Polamalu was at the USC-UCLA game, being honored for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame
• Hufanga had a game-best 2 tackles for loss, with a sack, and also broke up a pass.

Also nominated: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, LB, ASU; Evan Weaver, LB, CAL; Nate Landman, LB, COLO; Troy Dye, LB, ORE

SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Kinney, R-Sr., P, Colorado (Fort Collins, Colo.)
• In CU's 20-14 win over Washington, he helped the Buffs pin UW deep in their territory at key times. He had four punts for a 45.8 average, with three inside-the-15 (two inside-the-10, including one that curled out of bounds at the 1-yard line.

Also nominated: Brandon Aiyuk, PR, ASU

OFFENSIVE LINE: Abe Lucas, R-Sr., OT, Washington State (Everett, Wash.)
• Anchored an offensive line that helped WSU accumulate 641 yards of total offense as WSU rallied for a 54-53 win over Oregon State
• Lucas played every snap of the game, including 70 pass attempts, and did not surrender a sack
• WSU also rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with :02 seconds remaining
• He graded out at 90 percent for the game and led all tackles nationally in pass blocking grade last week by Pro Football Focus (PFF)
• Remains as the top-rated pass-blocking tackle in the country per Pro Football Focus • In 809 total snaps, has committed just one penalty and allowed just one sack.

Also nominated: Cohl Cabral, C, ASU; Arlington Hambright, OT, COLO; Pend Sewell, OT, ORE; Blake Brandel, OT, OSU

DEFENSIVE LINE: Bradlee Anae, Sr., DE, Utah (Laie, Hawaii)
• Finished second on the team with seven tackles, including Utah's only sack of the game for seven yards in the second quarter.
• In addition to the sack, two of his tackles held the opponent to no gain on the play.
• Utah held Arizona to 61 yards rushing, the 10th of 11 games this season Utah has held its opponent under 100 yards rushing.
• Arizona had just seven first downs going into the fourth quarter and just 45 rushing yards. It scored its only touchdown late in the final minutes in the game.
• Utah has held six opponents to fewer than 10 points this season.

Also nominated: Jermaine Lole, DE, ASU; Brett Johnson, NT, CAL; Jalen Sami, NT, COLO; Jovan Swann, DE, STAN; Brandon Pili, DL, USC

FRESHMAN: Jayden Daniels, Fr., QB, Arizona State (San Bernardino, Calif)
• Daniels, who was named the Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns in ASU's 31-28 upset of sixth-ranked Oregon. 
• In the first half, Daniels completed 12-of-14 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown with his two incompletions coming on the final drive of the half
• Daniels' 57-yard touchdown strike to junior wide receiver Frank Darby in the first quarter passed Rudy Carpenter's single-season school record for most passing yards by a true freshman quarterback (2,273 yards) set in 2005.
• In the second half, Daniels threw for 217 yards with touchdown passes of 26 yards (Darby) and 81 yards (senior wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk), the latter coming on 3rd & 16 and ASU up 24-21 with 3:54 remaining to give ASU a 10-point advantage
• Daniels is the first Sun Devil to pass for over 400 yards since Mike Bercovici did it against West Virginia in the 2016 Cactus Bowl.

Also nominated: Brett Johnson, NT, CAL; Jalen Sami, NT, COLO; Omar Speights, LB, OSU; Kedon Slovis, QB, USC

  Offensive Defensive Special Teams Offensive Line Defensive Line Freshman
Sept. 3 Anthony Gordon, WSU Francis Bernard, UTAH Michael Turk, ASU Liam Ryan, WSU Benning Potoa'e, WASH Jayden Daniels, ASU
Sept. 9 Kedon Slovis, USC Evan Weaver, CAL Cristian Zendejas, ASU Austin Jackson, USC Mustafa Johnson, COLO Kedon Slovis, USC
Sept. 16 Anthony Gordon, WSU Myles Bryant, WASH Greg Thomas, CAL Penei Sewell, ORE Jermayne Lole, ASU Jayden Daniels, ASU
Sept. 23 Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA Evan Weaver, CAL Demetric Felton, UCLA Penei Sewell, ORE Gus Cumberlander, ORE Kyle Philips, UCLA
Sept. 30 Tyler Huntley, UTAH Francis Bernard, UTAH Jet Toner, STAN Cohl Cabral, ASU George Lea, ASU Grant Gunnell, ARIZ
Oct. 7 Jake Luton, OSU Paulson Adebo, STAN Daniel Rodriguez, OSU Drew Dalman, STAN Kayvon Thibodeaux, ORE Simi Fehoko, STAN
Oct. 14 Brandon Aiyuk, ASU Verone McKinley III, ORE Lucas Havrisik, ARIZ Penei Sewell, ORE Ryan Bowman, WASH Jayden Daniels, ASU
Oct. 21 Justin Herbert, ORE Bradlee Anae, UTAH Daniel Rodriguez, OSU Calvin Throckmorton, ORE Bradlee Anae, UTAH Kyle Philips, UCLA
Oct. 28 CJ Verdell, ORE Paulson Adebo, STAN Camden Lewis, ORE Shane Lemieux, ORE Leki Fotu, UTAH Kedon Slovis, USC
Nov. 4 Tyler Huntley, UTAH Brady Breeze, ORE Mykael Wright, ORE Calvin Throckmorton, ORE John Penisini, UTAH Omar Speights, OSU
Nov. 11 Kedon Slovis, USC Edefuan Ulofoshio, WASH Evan Price, COLO Arlington Hambright, COLO Joe Tryon, WASH Kenan Christon, USC
Nov. 18 Anthony Gordon, WSU Julian Blackmon, UTAH Brandon Aiyuk, ASU Shane Lemieux, ORE Mika Tafua, UTAH Drake London, USC
Nov. 25 Jayden Daniels, ASU Talanoa Hufanga, USC Alex Kinney, COLO Abe Lucas, WSU Bradlee Anae, UTAH Jayden Daniels, ASU
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