Oct. 30, 2013
LAS VEGAS - The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl continues its third season of conducting weekly Facebook player-of-the-week polls, driven by fan votes, recognizing exemplary on-field play within the two Bowl affiliated conferences, the Pac-12 and Mountain West. Fresno State linebacker Ejiro Ederaine has been voted the fan favorite of the Mountain West, while running back Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona picked up the honor from the Pac-12 for the second consecutive week.
SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week
Ejiro Ederaine, Sophomore, Linebacker, Fresno State (Corona, CA/Santiago HS)
A first-time winner, Ederaine recorded a career-high 10 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, with two sacks in Fresno State's overtime victory over San Diego State. He also picked up a fumble and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown, which was the second longest score of its kind in school history. His 4.5 tackles for loss matched the most in a single game by any FBS player this season and is the most by a Bulldog since 2011. Ederaine is the fifth different Bulldog to earn the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week honor this season.
SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week
Ka'Deem Carey, Junior, Running Back, Arizona (Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro HS) Carey picks up his fifth career, second consecutive, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after rushing for 119 yards and four touchdowns on a 23 carries in Arizona's 44-20 win over Colorado. He also had three receptions for 12 yards. He has now rushed for 100 yards in 10-straight games, which leads the nation. His four touchdowns were one shy of his career mark and he has scored at least two rushing touchdown in 10 games during his Wildcat career. He is the first player from the Pac-12 to earn the award twice this season.
Each week, players from both the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences will be selected for nomination and then posted for voting. All college football fans are welcome to cast their vote starting on Monday each week for Player of the Week at www.facebook.com/lvbowl.
Sept. 5 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Sept. 11 - Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, Jr., WR/PR
Sept. 18 - Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, Jr., QB
Sept. 25 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Oct. 2 - Josh Harper, Fresno State, Jr., WR
Oct. 9 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Oct. 16 - Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, Sr. PK
Oct. 23 - Davante Adams, Fresno State, So. WR
Oct. 30 - Ejiro Ederaine, Fresno State, So. WR
Sept. 5 - Paul Richardson, Colorado, Jr., WR
Sept. 11 - Damante Horton, Washington State, Sr., CB
Sept. 18 - Marion Grice, Arizona State, Sr., RB
Sept. 25 - Jordon James, UCLA, Jr. RB
Oct. 2 - Taylor Kelly, Arizona State, Jr. QB
Oct. 9 - Connor Halliday, Washington State, Jr., QB
Oct. 16 - Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Jr. QB
Oct. 23 - Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, Jr. RB
Oct. 30 -- Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, Jr. RB
About SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 and MW Player of the Week Awards
Nominated players will be selected the Sunday after the week's play and presented on the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl's official fan page (http://www.facebook.com/lvbowl) Monday at noon with fan voting ending Wednesday at noon. Winners will be announced Wednesday afternoons. Two players, sans any ties, will be announced as their respective conference's SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Player of the Week.
About the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, which is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, is currently celebrating its 22nd year as the premier college sporting event in Las Vegas. The bowl has college football conference affiliations with both the Pac-12 and Mountain West. This year's game will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium and be televised on ABC-TV. To learn more about the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl please visit www.lvbowl.com. For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.
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