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.
2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
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