Week Five SportsPac12 Players of the Week

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 Five.

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 —
Jayden Daniels, Junior Quarterback, Arizona State
Jayden Daniels | Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Junior quarterback Jayden Daniels completed 13 of 19 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-tying 65-yarder to Ricky Pearsall and a 54-yard toss to Pearsall to take the lead in Arizona State’s 42-23 win over UCLA.

Daniels also rushed for 45 yards, ranking him 10th in Pac-12 in rushing yards for the season. His performance earned him a quarterback rating of 158.9, third-best in the Conference through Week 5.

— Defensive Player of the Week —
Avery Roberts, Junior Linebacker, Oregon State
Avery Roberts | Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics

Redshirt junior linebacker Avery Roberts made 16 total tackles, seven solo, and a half-tackle for loss with one interception in Oregon State’s 27-24 victory over Washington.

It marks the fourth game in which Roberts has recorded double-digit tackles this season, and his 51 total tackles on the year ranks first in the Pac-12 and seventh nationally. He was the only unanimous selection by our writers.

— Freshman Player of the Week —
Tanner McKee, Freshman Quarterback, Stanford
Tanner McKee | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Freshman quarterback Tanner McKee completed 20 of 36 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-tying TD as time expired, in Stanford’s 31-24 overtime victory over Oregon.

The performance earned McKee a quarterback rating of 157.3, fourth-best in the Pac-12 for the week. His passing yardage total of 1,093 ranks sixth in the Conference.


How Our Writers Voted

Dane
Miller
Nick
Bartlett
Stephen
Vilardo
Mark
Schmor
Mik
Dietlin
OFFTanner
McKee
Stanford
Jayden
Daniels
Arizona State
Jayden
Daniels
Arizona
State
B.J.
Baylor
Oregon
State
Jayden
Daniels
Arizona
State
DEFAvery
Roberts
Oregon
State
Avery
Roberts
Oregon
State
Avery
Roberts
Oregon
State
Avery
Roberts
Oregon
State
Avery
Roberts
Oregon
State
FRMichael
Trigg
USC
Anthony
Gould
Oregon
State
Tanner
McKee
Stanford
De'Zhaun
Stribling
Washington
State
Tanner
McKee
Stanford


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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