Week Eight SportsPac12 Players of the Week

Posted on October 25, 2021


  By SportsPac12 Staff

Pac-12Each week our senior football writers—Dane Miller, Nick Bartlett, Stephen Vilardo, Mark Shmor, and Mik Dietlin—select an Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman Player of the Week throughout the 2021 football season.

They submit their selections before the official Pac-12 Players of the Week are released to keep their choices independent. Seven different players received votes in Week Eight.

One of this week’s selections was unanimous, and another won the award for the second-straight week.

You’ll find a tabulation of their choices and a cumulative listing of all weekly SportsPac12 Players of the Week at the bottom of the page.

— Offensive Player of the Week —
B.J. Baylor, Junior Running Back, Oregon State
Oregon State’s B.J. Baylor vs Utah. | On3 Sports

B.J. Baylor rushed for 152 yards on 19 carries, including a game-breaking 68-yard run, with one touchdown in Oregon State’s 42-34 victory over Utah.

The junior running back currently leads all Pac-12 rushers with 830 yards on the season, and ranks him seventh in the Pac-12 among graded PFF RBs for the week.

— Defensive Player of the Week —
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Sophomore Defensive End, Oregon
Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux vs UCLA. | Harry How/Getty Images

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12

Kayvon Thibodeaux, an unanimous SportsPac12 selection, recorded nine total tackles, eight solo, with 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble, and one quarterback-hurry in Oregon’s 34-31 win over UCLA in his first full game of the season.

The sophomore defensive end was named the PFF defensive player of the week, and was graded the No. 1 PFF Edge in the Pac-12, with the fifth-best pass-rushing grade nationally.

— Freshman Player of the Week —
Noah Sewell, Freshman Linebacker, Oregon
Oregon’s Noah Sewell vs UCLA. | Harry How/Getty Images

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Noah Sewell wins this award for the second-straight week, logging nine total tackles, six solo, with one tackle for loss and one pass broken up in Oregon’s 34-31 victory over UCLA.

The freshman linebacker currently ranks third in the Pac-12 in total tackles, and his PFF pass-rushing grade for the week ranks him No. 1 in the Conference.


How Our Writers Voted

Dane
Miller
Nick
Bartlett
Stephen
Vilardo
Mark
Schmor
Mik
Dietlin
OFFB.J.
Baylor
Oregon State
B.J.
Baylor
Oregon State
Chase
Garbers
Oregon State
B.J.
Baylor
Oregon State
Anthony
Brown
Oregon
DEFKayvon
Thibodeaux
Oregon
Kayvon
Thibodeaux
Oregon
Kayvon
Thibodeaux
Oregon
Kayvon
Thibodeaux
Oregon
Kayvon
Thibodeaux
Oregon
FRNoah
Sewell
Oregon
Stevie
Rocker Jr.
Arizona
Noah
Sewell
Oregon
Daniel
Heimuli
Washington
Noah
Sewell
Oregon


Compiled List of SportsPac12 Players of the Week

OffensiveDefensiveFreshman
Week 1Zach Charbonnet
UCLA
Devin Lloyd
Utah
Justin Flowe
Oregon
Week 2CJ Verdell
Oregon
Verone McKinley
Oregon
Anthony Gould
Oregon State
Week 3Drake London
USC
Brendan Radley-Hiles
Washington
Jaxson Dart
USC
Week 4DTR
UCLA
Karene Reid
Utah
De'Zhaun Stribling
WSU
Week 5Jayden Daniels
ASU
Avery Roberts
OSU
Tanner McKee
Stanford
Week 6Jayden de Laura
WSU
Tyler Johnson
ASU
Devaughn Vele
Utah
Week 7Travis Dye
Oregon
Devin Lloyd
Utah
Noah Sewell
Oregon
Week 8B.J. Baylor
Oregon State
Kayvon Thibodeaux
Oregon
Noah Sewell
Oregon
Week 9Tavion Thomas
Utah
Nephi Sewell
Utah
Carson Bruener
Washington
Week 10Travis Dye
Oregon
Devin Lloyd
Utah
Brendon Lewis
Colorado
Week 11Rachaad White
Arizona State
Carson Bruener
Washington
Will Plummer
Arizona
Week 12Dorian Thompson-
Robinson
UCLA
Jahad Woods
Washington St.
Cole Bishop
Utah
Week 13Anthony Brown
Oregon
Jack Jones
ASU
Jaxson Dart
USC



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