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Pac-12 players of the week

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Ted Miller

    [​IMG]Colorado receiver Paul Richardson, Washington linebacker Cort Dennison and Huskies defensive tackle Everrette Thompson have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week.

    Richardson, a sophomore from Gardena, Calif., caught 11 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns (66, 78 yards) in the Buffs 36-33 overtime loss to California. Ten of his 11 catches earned first downs (school record for a receiver), 162 of the yards came after the catch and he had 297 all-purpose yards including one rush for nine yards and a punt return for four yards. He set the Colorado record for the most receiving yards in a single game, and it third most all-time in Pac-12 history. Richardson now has six career plays of 50 yards or longer, and his 10 career TD catches have covered 362 yards.

    Dennison, a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, led all players with 12 tackles in the Washington’s 40-32 win over Hawaii. Ten of his 12 tackles were solo stops. Dennison also provided a key play when he stripped the ball from a Hawaii receiver on the UW 12-yard line at the end of a 34-yard reception. Washington recovered the fumble and drove for the game's first score.

    Thompson, a senior from Renton, Wash., blocked two PAT attempts in the Huskies' win over Hawaii. The second was key to the game as Hawaii had just scored a touchdown with 1:39 remaining in the game to cut the score to 38-32. That blocked PAT was picked up and returned for a two-point defensive conversion by UW cornerback Desmond Trufant to give Washington an eight-point lead. Thompson also contributed three tackles, including a sack.

    Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Zach Maynard of California, Darron Thomas of Oregon, Andrew Luck of Stanford, Keith Price of Washington, Marshall Lobbestael of Washington State, and running backs Derrick Coleman of UCLA and Marc Tyler of USC, and wide receivers Aaron Pflugrad of Arizona State and DeVonte Christopher of Utah. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Colin Parker of Arizona State, D.J. Holt of California, Michael Clay of Oregon, Chase Thomas of Stanford, Sean Westgate of UCLA, Dion Bailey of USC and Matt Martinez of Utah. Also nominated for special teams play were punters Josh Hubner of Arizona State and Bryan Anger of California, place kickers Will Oliver of Colorado, Jordan Williamson of Stanford and Kip Smith of UCLA, running back/punt returner LaMichael James of Oregon, and tackle Matt Kalil of USC.

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog
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  2. Buffnik

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    Congrats to P-Rich!

    Pac-12 POTW, bitch!

    Also, kudos to Will Oliver on his nomination for special teams.
     

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