California linebacker Devante Downs, a Mountlake Terrace High School product, also recognized by the Pac-12 this week.
Washington State’s Luke Falk and Washington’s Dante Pettis have been named Pac-12 players of the week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Falk, a senior, was named the league’s offensive player of the week after tying a school single-game record against Oregon State with six touchdown passes in the Cougars’ 52-23 win. He went 37-of-49 for 396 yards.
Falk now has 98 career touchdown passes, passing Cal’s Jared Goff for fourth-most in Pac-12 history. Falk now has 11,793 career passing yards — fifth-most in Pac-12 history.
Pettis, a senior, was named the special-teams player of the week for the second week in a row after tying the NCAA all-time record with his eighth punt-return touchdown in the Huskies’ victory over Fresno State. Pettis also had three touchdown receptions Saturday.
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Pettis has won the Pac-12 weekly award four times in his career.
This makes the fifth career Pac-12 player of the week honor for Falk, his first this season, and the second week in a row a WSU player has been honored as one of the conference’s three players of the week.
WSU linebacker Peyton Pelluer was named Pac-12 defensive player of the week last week for his 14-tackle, pick-six game against Boise State.
California linebacker Devante Downs, a Mountlake Terrace High School product, was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week this week. He leads the Pac-12 with 10.7 tackles per game. He had a career-high 14 tackles, 2.0 sacks and an interception in leading Cal to a 27-16 win over Ole Miss.