Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 5 Players of the Week

Top Offense, Defense, and Special Teams players as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen

Posted on October 3, 2022

  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

We’re handling our CFB Player of the Week selections a little differently this year with the responsibility for making the selections falling squarely on my shoulders.

I do my best to be objective each week, basing my picks on comparative performances and stats, but if you think I’m missing something, or maybe some bias has slipped in, feel free to let me know on Twitter.

This week’s player picks were clear standouts at their positions.

So without further ado, here are my Week Five picks for SuperWest Players of the Week for Offense, Defense, and Special Teams as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen.

Offensive Player of the Week: DTR, QB, UCLA
QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson | Jason Zhu/Daily Bruin staff
What didn’t Dorian Thompson-Robinson do on Friday Night?

DTR threw for 315 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

He also rushed for a touchdown, breaking two Huskies in the process.

Defensive Player of the Week: Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah
Utah CB Clark Phillips III | Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News
Clark Phillips finished the day with three interceptions including a pick-six.

Along with the touchdown, Phillips added a one-handed interception to his highlight reel.

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona
Arizona WR Tetairoa McMillan | Michael Rincon Photography
Tetairoa McMillan finished the game against Colorado with five catches, 90 yards, and one touchdown.

McMillan also made a one-handed catch or two.

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Micah Harper, DB, BYU
BYU DB Micah Harper | Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press

Micah Harper had an impressive outing against Utah State finishing with ten tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass breakup.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Atticus Sappington (Ore St)
Beaver K Atticus Sappington | Rob Gray/USA TODAY Sports
Atticus Sappington was 3-3 on the day kicking field goals against Utah. Sappington’s kicks allowed Oregon State to hang around.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Jayden de Laura, QB, Arizona

Defensive: DJ Schramm, LB, Boise State

Special Teams: Nikko Remigio, R, Fresno State

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