Kenjon Barner, Eric Kendricks, & Reggie Dunn earn Pac-12 honors

November 5, 2012

The Pac-12 recognized three standout performers this week, as Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks, and Utah wide receiver/kick returner Reggie Dunn were named Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.

Barner, a senior from Riverside, California, was unstoppable Saturday, rushing for a school-record 321 yards on 38 carries (8.4 average) and five touchdowns, as the Ducks defeated USC, 62-51. His five rushing touchdowns, which came on runs of 27, 5, 9, 5, and 22 yards, tied the Pac-12 single-game record.

Additionally, Barner's 321 rushing yards represent the fourth-highest single-game total in Conference history and are the most ever allowed by USC. Barner, who was also named the Walter Camp Foundation’s National Offensive Player of the Week, has rushed for 100 yards or more in five straight games. He leads the Pac-12 and ranks second in the FBS in rushing (143.89 ypg).

Kendricks, a sophomore from Fresno, California, collected 13 tackles, including seven in the third quarter, to help the Bruins to a 66-10 win over Arizona. UCLA held the nation’s fourth-ranked offense to just 257 yards of total offense, 296 yards below its season average.

Kendricks registered a career high two sacks (-13 yards) and helped limit Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey to just 54 yards rushing. He also forced a fumble in the third quarter. Kendricks leads the Pac-12 and ranks 25th in the FBS in tackles per game (9.67).

Dunn, a senior from Compton, California, returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a 49-6 win over Washington State to earn a second-consecutive Pac-12 special teams player of the week honor. It was his third 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in four attempts in the last two weeks. He now owns the NCAA record for career 100-yard kickoff returns with four.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services

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