Tully Banta-Cain Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/26/2001

Nov. 26, 2001

BERKELEY - Cal junior defensive end Tully Banta-Cain and Arizona wide receiver Bobby Wade have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week in football.

Banta-Cain led the defensive effort in Cal's 20-10 win at Rutgers. Banta-Cain registered four quarterback sacks (-28 yards) and five tackles for loss (-31) among his six solo tackles. The Cal defense limited Rutgers to 10 first downs, 47 yards rushing, 142 yards passing, 189 yards total offense, 2-of-16 on 3rd-down conversion attempts and posted five quarterback sacks, four by Banta-Cain.

Wade, a junior from Phoenix, Ariz., played a key role in Arizona's upset 34-21 win at Arizona State. Wade pulled in a career-high 11 receptions for 157 yards (14.3), including a 19-yard touchdown reception.

Also nominated for offensive player of the week honors were running backs Terrell Williams of California and Kenneth Tolon of Stanford. Also nominated on defense were linebackers Coy Wire of Stanford and Lance Briggs of Arizona.


Week    Offense                   Defense                  Special Teams
Sep. 1	Tab Perry, FL, UCLA	  Keith Lewis, FS, ORE	   Chris Griffith, PK, UCLA
Sep. 8	Nakoa McElrath, WR, WSU	  Omare Lowe, CB, WASH	   Ryan Cesca, PK, OSU
Sep. 22	Randy Fasani, QB, STAN	  Steve Smith, CB ORE	   Roc Alexander, KR, WASH
Sep. 29	DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA  Marcus Hoover, DE, STAN  Derek McLaughlin, P, WASH
Oct. 6	Joey Harrington, QB, ORE  Ben Mahdavi, ILB, WASH   John Anderson, PK, WASH
Oct. 13	DeShaun Foster, TB, UCLA  Robert Thomas, MLB, UCLA Josh Moen, DB, WSU
Oct. 20	Cody Pickett, QB, WASH	  Alfred Williams, S, ASU  Keenan Howry, PR, ORE
Oct. 27	Onterrio Smith, TB, ORE	  Kris Richard, CB, USC    John Anderson, PK, WASH
Nov. 3	Joey Harrington, QB, ORE  Lamont Thompson, FS, WSU Troy Polamalu, SS, USC
Nov. 10	Jonathan Smith, QB, OSU	  Tank Williams, FS, STAN  Mike Biselli, PK, STAN
Nov. 17	Reggie Williams, WR, WASH Troy Polamalu, SS, USC   Steven Jackson, KR, OSU
Nov. 24	Bobby Wade, WR, ARIZ      Tully Banta-Cain, DE, CAL   None selected