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Thompson-Robinson Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

Nov 22, 2021
Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Photo: Jan Kim Lim)

SAN FRANCISCO – Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson of the UCLA football team earned his second-career Pac-12 performance award Monday, capturing the conference's Offensive Player of the Week honor after contributing to six touchdowns in the Bruins' 62-33 victory at USC.

Thompson-Robinson completed 16 of 22 pass attempts – including his final 14 of the game – for season highs of 349 yards and four touchdowns through the air. His 21.8-yards-per-completion average was aided in part by 45- and 58-yard scoring strikes to Kazmeir Allen during the first half. Thompson-Robinson also proved a weapon with his feet, rushing 11 times for 46 yards and two more touchdowns. His 395 total yards represent a personal season high, while the team's 609 yards of total offense and 9.2-yards-per-play mark are also bests on the campaign. UCLA found the end zone nine times in all to set a program record for points scored in the series with its crosstown rival.

Thompson-Robinson was previously voted Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 23, 2019 for his record-setting display in the Bruins' 67-63 comeback win at Washington State. It is the second such award this season for UCLA, as Zach Charbonnet was recognized Sept. 7. Alec Anderson (Offensive Line – Sept. 7), Kyle Philips (Special Teams – Sept. 27, Nov. 15) and Nicholas Barr-Mira (Special Teams – Oct. 11) have also been honored this year.