Nov. 1, 2004
BERKELEY - Tailback J.J. Arrington of California and linebacker Spencer Havner and tailback/punt returner Maurice Drew, both of UCLA, have been named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Football Players of the Week.
Arrington, a senior from Nashville, NC, led Cal's offensive effort in the Golden Bears' 27-0 win against No. 20 Arizona State. Arrington rushed 30 times for 188 yards (6.3-yard average) and one touchdown. It marked Arrington's seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing effort and put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. California rushed for a total of 234 yards against ASU.
Havner and Drew played key roles in UCLA's 21-0 shutout win against Stanford. Havner, a junior from Nevada City, Calif., had a game-high 16 tackles, 11 solo, including two tackles for loss (-5) and intercepted a pass, returning it 21 yards. The UCLA defense shut out Stanford and limited the Cardinal to 83 yards rushing and 307 yards total offense, intercepted three passes and stopped Stanford three times on fourth-down conversion attempts.
Drew, a sophomore from Antioch, Calif., returned three punts for 93 yards, including a 68-yard return for a touchdown.
It was the second player of the week selection for each of the three players and the second in three weeks for Arrington.
Others nominated for offensive player of the week honors were quarterbacks Matt Leinart of USC and Derek Anderson of Oregon State and receiver Michael Bumpus of Washington State. Also nominated on defense were linemen Ryan Riddle of California, Shaun Cody of USC and Devan Long of Oregon and linebackers Chaz Scott of Oregon State and Will Derting of Washington State. Return man Reggie Bush of USC and punter Sam Paulescu of Oregon State were nominated for special teams play.
2004 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week Offense Sep. 4 Reggie Bush, TB, USC Sep. 11 Mike Hass, SE, OSU Sep. 18 Maurice Drew, TB, UCLA Sep. 25 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Oct. 2 Chase Lyman, WR, CAL Oct. 9 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Oct. 16 J.J. Arrington, TB, CAL Oct. 23 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Oct. 30 J.J. Arrington, TB, CAL
Week Defense Sep. 4 Antoine Cason, CB, ARIZ Sep. 11 Dale Robinson, OLB, ASU Sep. 18 Jamar Williams, OLB, ASU Sep. 25 Emmanuel Franklin, S, ASU Oct. 2 Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA Oct. 9 Mike Patterson, DT, USC Oct. 16 Oshiomogho Atogwe, FS, STAN Oct. 23 Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Oct. 30 Spencer Havner, ILB, UCLA
Week Special Teams Sep. 4 Kyle Basler, P, WSU Sep. 11 T.J. Rushing, KR, STAN Sep. 18 Jesse Ainsworth, PK, ASU Sep. 25 Kyle Basler, P, WSU Oct. 2 Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA Oct. 9 Ryan Killeen, PK, USC Oct. 16 Alexis Serna, PK, OSU Oct. 23 Jared Siegel, PK, ORE Oct. 30 Maurice Drew, PR, UCLA