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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Barr, Graham continue to dominate

Mon, Oct 07, 2013

MOBILE -- Anthony Barr has only played 18 games as a defender in his collegiate career. He makes it look like he's been playing it his entire life.

The UCLA linebacker continues to terrorize Pac-12 offenses, racking up five tackles (three for loss) and two sacks in UCLA's 34-27 victory over Utah last Friday.

UCLA's Anthony Barr had 3 TFL and 2 sacks at Utah.

Through four games, the converted H-back has 23 tackles, eight for loss (-40 yards) and three sacks and is quickly gaining praise as the top defensive player in the country -- even over South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.

For his efforts, Barr is the Senior Bowl's Senior College Player of the Week. He is the first defensive player to earn the award this season.

GRAHAM ON RECORD PACE

If Saints tight end Jimmy Graham continues his current torrid pace, the former Senior Bowler will finish the season with 118 receptions for 1,897 yards and 19 touchdowns. Not only would that easily be the best season EVER for a tight end, but would be among the best for any pass catchers, period. 

Graham grabbed 10 more receptions for 136 yards in the Saints' 26-18 win over Chicago on Sunday. It was his fourth consecutive 100-yard game -- matching the NFL record for a tight end. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez accoplished the feat in 2000 and Graham matched it two years ago.

"I'm blessed to be with such a great quarterback and a guy who has so much trust in me," Graham said about Drew Brees after the game. 

Graham is the Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week.

DIXON DOMINATES

Murphy High School running back Samuel Dixon rushed 15 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns on Friday, leading the Panthers to a 41-7 rout of Mary G. Montgomery.

For his efforts, Dixon is the Senior Bowl's Gulf Coast High School Player of the Week. 

Dixon scored on runs of 51, 54 and 19 yards in the victory.