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Throughout the 2017 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.

For their outstanding performances in week 11, Ohio State running back Mike Weber and Washington State defensive end Hercules Mata’afa were selected by the 17-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Mike Weber, Big Ten Player of the WeekMike Weber, Ohio State
So., RB, Detroit, Mich.

▪ Ran for a career-high 162 yards in a 48-3 win over Michigan State
▪ Scored on a pair of long touchdowns, 47 and 82 yards, in the first half
▪ Averaged 18 yards per rush and set a career-long with the 82-yard run
▪This is Weber’s first Player of the Week honor and the third for Ohio State this season (Barrett, Week 7 & 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Hercules Mata'afa, Pac-12 Player of the WeekHercules Mata’afa, Washington State
Jr., DE, Lahaina, Hawaii

▪ Recorded a career-high five tackles for loss and three sacks in a 33-25 win over Utah
▪ Matched a career-high with eight tackles
▪ Upped his season tackles for loss total 21.5 and career total to 46, both second most in WSU history
▪ This is Mata’afa’s first Player of the Week honor this year and second for WSU this season (Falk, Week 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO NOMINATED:

Big Ten: Richard Lagow, Indiana; Josh Jackson, Iowa; Chris Evans, Michigan; Demry Croft, Minnesota; Bennet Skowronek, Northwestern; Trace McSorley, Penn State; Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin.

Pac-12: Khalil Tate, Arizona; Bryce Love, Stanford; Bobby Okereke, Stanford; Jordan Lasley, UCLA; Ajene Harris, USC.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Week 1: Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Josh Rosen, UCLA. Week 2: Shannon Brooks, Minnesota; Josh Rosen, UCLA. Week 3: Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin; Deontay Burnett, USC. Week 4: Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Bryce Love, Stanford. Week 5: D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin; Bryce Love, Stanford. Week 6: David Dowell, Michigan State; Khalil Tate, Arizona. Week 7: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; Jordan Kunaszyk, California. Week 8: Trace McSorley, Penn State; Luke Falk, Washington State. Week 9: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; Khalil Tate, Arizona. Week 10: Nate Stanley, Iowa; Dante Pettis, Washington.

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