SportsPac12 Players of the Week (Week 2)

The top offensive, defensive, and freshman players as chosen by our senior football writers

Our three senior football writers—Dane Miller, Jack Follman, and Nick Bartlett—will be choosing an Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman Player of the Week throughout the 2020 football season.


They submit their selections before the official Pac-12 Players of the Week are released to keep their choices independent, based on the nominations of student broadcasters and writers through our partnership with Dash Sports TV.

You’ll find their nominations tabulated, along with both the SportsPac12 and Pac-12 selections, in tables at the bottom of the page.

— Offensive Player of the Week —

Tyler Shough, Sophomore Quarterback, Oregon

Tyler Shough prepares to throw against WSU last week. | AP Photo/Young Kwak via kval.com
Tyler Shough completed 21 of 30 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. He also gained 81 on nine rushes. On the season, he’s 38 of 56  for 539 yards, with five touchdowns. He has also rushed the ball 20 times for 166 yards and a touchdown.

— Defensive Player of the Week —

Avery Roberts, Redshirt Junior Linebacker, Oregon State

Avery Roberts stops UW’s Richard Newton at the goal line | Photo courtesy of UW Athletics
Avery Roberts recorded 12 solo tackles and three assisted tackles for a total of 15 against Washington. On the season, he has 16 solo tackles and six assisted for a total of 22, which leads the Pac-12 Conference.

— Freshman Player of the Week —

Ayden Hector, Freshman Defensive Back, Washington State

Ayden Hector earns Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against Oregon | wsucougars.com
Ayden Hector recorded two solo tackles, four total, pulled down an interception, and recovered two fumbles against Oregon. On the season, Hector has seven solo tackles, and four assisted for 11 total.

Week 2 Comparative Players of the Week (SportsPac12 & Pac-12 Conference)

WeekSelectorOffensiveDefensiveFreshman
1SportsPac12Jarek BroussardTalanoa HufangaJayden de Laura
Pac-12 ConferenceJarek BroussardMerlin RobertsonJayden de Laura
2SportsPac12Tyler ShoughAvery RobertsAyden Hector
Pac-12 ConferenceSam NoyerNate LandmanAyden Hector
3SportsPac12Jermar JeffersonJordan HappleDylan Morris
Pac-12 ConferenceJermar JeffersonJordan HappleDylan Morris
4SportsPac12
Pac-12 Conference
5SportsPac12
Pac-12 Conference
6SportsPac12
Pac-12 Conference

Week 2 Nominations from Dash Sports TV Student Broadcasters and Writers

SchoolOffensiveDefensiveFreshmanNominators
ArizonaGrant GunnellAaron BlackwellMa'jon WrightJacob Mennuti & Ryan Wohl
Cal(no one nominated)Cam BynumCraig WoodsonJasper Kenzo Sundeen & Shailin Singh
ColoradoSam NoyerNate LandmanBrenden RiceKieran Murphy & Jason Marks
OregonTyler ShoughNick PickettNoah SewellMichael Strite & Izzy La Rue
OSUJemar JeffersonAvery Roberts(no one nominated)Gus Light & Morgan Heffelfinger
StanfordDavis MillsThomas Booker(no one nominated)King Jemison & Daniel Martinez-Krams
UCLADorian Thompson-RobinsonCaleb JohnsonDamien SellersSam Connon & Jack Perez
USCAmon-Ra St. BrownMarlon TuipulotuTuli TuipulotuSam Arslanian & Nathan Ackerman
WashingtonSean McGrewEdefuan UlofoshioDylan MorrisNathan Mathisen & Joseph Claypoole
WSURenard BellAyden HectorAyden HectorRyan Root & Cody Schoeler







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