Posted on October 11, 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. Eight different players received votes in Week Six.

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 de Laura, Sophomore Quarterback, Washington State
Washington State’s Jayden de Laura vs Oregon State | Oung Kwak/AP

Jayden de Laura completed 32 of 56 passes for 399 yards and three touchdowns in Washington State’s 31-24 win over Oregon State.

His performance earned the sophomore a PFF ranking of 74.9, fourth among Pac-12 quarterbacks in Week 6.

— Defensive Player of the Week —
Tyler Johnson, Junior Defensive Lineman, Arizona State
ASU’s Tyler Johnson vs Stanford. | Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic

Tyler Johnson made five total tackles, four solo, with two sacks and three-and-a-half tackles for loss in Arizona State’s 28-10 victory over Stanford.

The junior defensive end earned the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week Award for his efforts, and is currently tied for fourth in the Pac-12 in sacks for the season, with a 77.8 PFF rating, second-best in the Pac-12.

— Freshman Player of the Week —
Devaughn Vele, Freshman Wide Receiver, Utah
Utah’s Devaughn Vele against USC | Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Devaughn Vele led all Ute receivers with four passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Utah’s 42-26 win over USC in Los Angeles.

The freshman wide receiver now has six receptions on the year for 117 yards, with a 19.5 yards per catch average.


How Our Writers Voted

Dane
Miller
Nick
Bartlett
Stephen
Vilardo
Mark
Schmor
Mik
Dietlin
OFFJayden
de Laura
Washington
State
Cameron
Rising
Utah
Cameron
Rising
Utah
Jayden
de Laura
Washington
State
Jayden
de Laura
Washington
State
DEFTyler
Johnson
Arizona
State
Tyler
Johnson
Arizona
State
Tyler
Johnson
Arizona
State
Tyler
Johnson
Arizona
State
Kana'i
Mauga
USC
FRBenjamin
Yurosek
Stanford
Devaughn
Vele
Utah
Korey
Foreman
USC
Devaughn
Vele
Utah
Clark
Phillips III
Utah


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 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12



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