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Tedric Thompson earns Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors

The senior safety had 2 interceptions to cap off a dominant day.

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Tedric Thompson's standout performance Saturday against Stanford did not go unrecognized as he was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. The safety had 2 interceptions to go along with 5 tackles. He is now the 5th Buff in 8 weeks to earn the award (and surprisingly the first on defense). Thompson has been putting together a phenomenal senior campaign, and he was more than deserving of the award this week.

Here's the highlights of the 2 interceptions from Thompson:

Offensive: Joe Williams, Sr., RB, Utah
• Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week Joe Williams set the Utah single-game rushing record with 332 yards on 29 carries (11.4 average) in the Utes' 52-45 win at UCLA.
• The senior's 332 yards is the fourth-best single-game rushing total in Pac-12 history and the best in the FBS this year.
• Williams tied the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four.

Defensive: Tedric Thompson, Sr., DB, Colorado
• In CU's 10-5 win over Stanford, senior Tedric Thompson made two interceptions, the first at the end of the first half and the second with just under 7 minutes left in the game, returning the latter 30 yards to set up a field goal.
• He also had five tackles (two solo), a third down stop and a touchdown save.
• Thompson's first pick at the time also extended Colorado's nation-leading streak to 21 games forcing at least one turnover, but CU went on to force three more.

Special Teams: Robert Taylor, Jr., DB/KR, Washington State
• In his lone kickoff return, Robert Taylor ran 100 yards for the touchdown in WSU's 37-32 win at Arizona State.
• Taylor's touchdown return was the first by a WSU player since 2003 when Sammy Moore had one at Colorado. The Courgars went on to score the game's next 28 points.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive: Davis Webb, CAL; Phillip Lindsay, COLO; Tim Cook, OSU; Nate Iese, UCLA; Luke Falk, WSU;
Defensive: Jordan Kunaszyk, CAL; DJ Calhoun, ASU; Takkarist McKinley, UCLA; Jordan Fogal, UTAH; Shalom Luani, WSU
Special Teams: Tim White, ASU; Jake Bailey, STAN; Ishmael Adams, UCLA; Andy Phillips, UTAH;

2016 PAC-12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Oct. 24 Joe Williams, UTAH Tedric Thompson, COLO Robert Taylor, WSU
Oct. 17 Phillip Lindsay, COLO Solomon Thomas, STAN Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Oct. 10 Jake Browning, WASH Marcus Ball, ASU Zane Gonzalez, ASU
Oct. 3 Davis Webb, CAL Psalm Wooching, WASH Davis Price, COLO
Sept. 26 Steven Montez, COLO Solomon Thomas, STAN Zane Gonzalez,ASU
Sept. 19 Chad Hansen, CAL Treston Decoud, OSU Zane Gonzalez,ASU
Sept. 12 Kalen Ballage, ASU Sunia Tauteoli, UTAH Adoree' Jackson, USC

Sept. 5

Sefo Liufau, COLO Troy Dye, ORE Mitch Wishnowsky, UTAH