SportsPac12 Players of the Week (Week 1)

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 —

Jarek Broussard, Sophomore Running Back, Colorado

Jarek Broussard had a record-setting day for the Buffaloes against UCLA. |

Jarek Broussard compiled 187 rushing yards in Colorado’s 48-42 win over UCLA, the most ever by a Buff in his collegiate debut, and the most by a Pac-12 player in their debut since 2011.

— Defensive Player of the Week —

Talanoa Hufanga, Junior Safety, USC

USC safety Talanoa Hufanga helps bring down an ASU player last Saturday. | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Talanoa Hufanga led the Trojans with 10 total tackles against Arizona State, nine of them solo tackles.

— Freshman Player of the Week —

Jayden de Laura, Freshman Quarterback, Washington State

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura carries the ball against Oregon State | AP Photo/Amanda Loman

The first true freshman in WSU history to open the season at starting quarterback, Jayden de Laura completed 18-of-33 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

Week 1 Comparative Players of the Week (SportsPac12 & Pac-12 Conference)

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
4SportsPac12Jermar JeffersonElijah MoldenDylan Morris
Pac-12 ConferenceJermar JeffersonNate LandmanDylan Morris
5SportsPac12Jarek BroussardAvery RobertsTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceJarek BroussardKuony DengTy Jordan
6SportsPac12Ty Jordan Talanoa HufangaTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceKedon SlovisTalanoa HufangaTy Jordan
7SportsPac12Simi FehokoJamal HillTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceSimi FehokoEvan FieldsTy Jordan

Week 1 Nominations from Dash Sports TV Student Broadcasters and Writers

ASUJayden DanielsDJ DavidsonDeaMonte TrayanumWills Rice & Josh Eyraud
ColoradoJarek BroussardDerrion RakestrawChristian GonzalezKieran Murphy & Jason Marks
OregonCJ VerdellNoah SewellNoah SewellMichael Strite & Izzy La Rue
OSUJemar JeffersonJaydon Grant(no one nominated)Gus Light & Morgan Heffelfinger
StanfordAustin JonesLevani DamuniTanner McKeeKing Jemison & Daniel Martinez-Krams
UCLADorian Thompson-RobinsonQuentin LakeKain MedranoSam Connon & Jack Perez
USCDrake LondonTalanoa HufangaParker LewisSam Arslanian & Nathan Ackerman
WSUTravell HarrisRon Stone JrJayden de LauraRyan Root & Cody Schoeler

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