Kyon Barrs & Kyle Ostendorp Named Pac-12 Players of the Week
TUCSON, Ariz. – Kyon Barrs was named Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week and Kyle Ostendorp was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after their tremendous performances that helped Arizona earn their first win of the season.
Barrs is Arizona's first Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the week and Ostendorp is the first Wildcat to be named Special Teams Player of the Week since Lucas Havrisik won in 2019.
Barrs finished the game with a career-highs in both sacks (2.5) and tackles for a loss (3.0). His 2.5 sacks were the most of any Pac-12 player this past week and he helped anchor the defense that allowed 28 rushing yards, the fewest UTEP had 17 rushing yards back in 2017. Barrs is tied for third in the Pac-12 with five sacks this season and leads the team with seven TFLs.
Ostendorp, who has been not only one of the best punters in the Pac-12, but the nation, averaged 50.1 yards per punt on seven kicks vs. Cal. He downed four punts inside the 20-yard line, including three inside the 10 and one at the 1-yard line. He played a crucial role in field position as Cal's average field position was their own 21-yard line. Ostendorp is fifth in the nation in punting at 48.2 yards per punt, he has the most punts of 50 yards or more in the Pac-12 (24) and has the second-most punts downed inside the 20 in the Pac-12 (16).