Thibodeaux, Sewell Earn Pac-12 Weekly Awards
EUGENE, Ore. — Kayvon Thibodeaux has swept the Pac-12 Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Week awards and Noah Sewell has repeated as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
Thibodeaux is the second player in the conference this season to win multiple awards in the same week. USC's Jackson Dart was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week on Sept. 20.
Thibodeaux is the third different Duck this season to earn the Defensive Player of the Week, and the first UO defensive lineman to win the honor since Nick Reed in 2007.
Sewell joins Utah's Cameron Rising (Offensive, Oct. 11 - Oct. 18) as the only players in the league to win a Pac-12 honor in back-to-back weeks this season.
The Ducks have now won 11 weekly conference awards this season, the most in the league. Oregon has had at least one winner six of the first eight weeks, with multiple winners on three different occasions.
Kayvon Thibodeaux – Pac-12 Defensive Player & Defensive Lineman of the Week
» Set career-highs with nine tackles (eight solo) and 4.5 tackles for loss in win at UCLA.
» Recorded two sacks, the fourth multi-sack performance of his career and first since 2019.
» Forced a fumble for the second time this season and third in his career.
» First Duck with more than four TFLs in a game since Jalen Jelks on Sept. 23, 2017.
» First UO player since 2007 and one of just seven in the FBS this season to have at least nine tackles, four TFLs and two sacks in a game.
» Leads all Power 5 players in TFLs (31.0) since the start of the 2019 season.
» Now has 16.0 career sacks.
» Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week.
Noah Sewell – Pac-12 Freshman of the Week
» Tied for the team lead at UCLA with nine tackles (six solo).
» Also recorded a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
» Led or tied for the team lead in tackles for the fourth time in the last five games.
» Tied for third in the Pac-12 with 63 total tackles, including 51 in the last five games.
» Has registered at least four tackles in all 14 career games.
» Six or more tackles in each of his last 12 games.
Oregon 2021 Pac-12 Weekly Award Winners
Sept. 7 – Justin Flowe (Freshman)
Sept. 13 – CJ Verdell (Offensive)
Sept. 13 – Alex Forsyth (Offensive Lineman)
Sept. 13 – Bradyn Swinson (Defensive Lineman)
Sept. 20 – Verone McKinley III (Defensive)
Sept. 20 – T.J. Bass (Offensive Lineman)
Sept. 27 – Bennett Williams (Defensive)
Oct. 18 – Noah Sewell (Freshman)
Oct. 25 – Kayvon Thibodeaux (Defensive & Defensive Lineman)
Oct. 25 – Noah Sewell (Freshman)