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Kedon Slovis, Talanoa Hufanga, Drake Jackson Named Pac-12 Players Of The Week

Dec 14, 2020

Trojans Down Bruins, 43-38

Quarterback Kedon Slovis, safety Talanoa Hufanga and outside linebacker Drake Jackson were named Pac-12 Players of the Week for their performances at UCLA.

Slovis, the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week completed 30-of-47 passes for 344 yards with 5 TDs and 2 interceptions, including throwing a pair of fourth quarter scoring passes, the last being the game-winner with 16 seconds to play to help USC come back from an 18-point third quarter deficit.

Hufanga, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, had a game-high 17 tackles (he also had 18 against the Bruins in 2019, both the most by a Trojan since Troy Polamalu had 20 versus Utah in2001). Two of his tackles were for losses, and he also had an interception and a forced fumble that USC recovered. He is the first Trojan to have an interception in four consecutive games since Sammy Knight in 1996.

Hufanga also was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week and Thorpe Award National Defensive Back of the Week.

Jackson was the Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week after making 5 tackles, including 2.5 for losses. He had a key stop of the Bruins on fourth down in the second half.