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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Ateman and Hurst named Seniors of the Week

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Offense

Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State stayed alive in the Big 12 title race with the 49-42 win over Iowa State. While the game-winning interception stole the headlines, Marcell Ateman was a tough matchup for the Cyclones with four receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He caught all four of his targets and Pro Football Focus gave his senior quarterback Mason Rudolph a perfect passer rating of 158.3 when targeting Ateman.

Previous Winners: Michael Gallup (WR, Colorado State), Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State), Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma), Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State), Davon Grayson (WR, East Carolina), Jordan Chunn (RB, Troy), Anthony Miller (WR, Memphis), DJ Chark (WR, LSU), Chris Herndon (TE, Miami), J.T. Barrett (QB, Ohio State), Dante Pettis (WR, Washington)

Other Offensive Standouts:
Arizona State RB Demario Richard vs. UCLA - 21 carries, 125 yards, 1 touchdown
Colorado State WR Michael Gallup vs. Boise State - 11 receptions, 102 yards, 1 touchdown
Colorado State RB Dalyn Dawkins vs. Boise State - 32 carries, 161 yards, 2 touchdowns
Iowa State WR Allen Lazard vs. Oklahoma State - 9 receptions, 126 yards, 2 touchdowns
LSU WR DJ Chark vs. Arkansas - 4 receptions 130 yards, 2 touchdowns
Nevada WR Wyatt Demps vs. San Jose State - 7 receptions, 115 yards, 2 touchdowns
North Texas RB Jeffery Wilson vs. UTEP - 20 carries, 144 yards, 1 touchdown; 7 receptions for 58 yards
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield vs. TCU - 18-27, 333 yards, 3 touchdowns
Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph vs. Iowa State - 25-31, 376 yards, 3 touchdowns
Old Dominion RB Ray Lawry vs. FIU - 19 carries, 168 yards, 2 touchdowns
Southern Miss RB Ito Smith vs. Rice - 24 carries, 150 yards, 2 touchdowns
Syracuse WR Steve Ishmael vs. Wake Forest - 14 receptions, 145 yards, 1 touchdown
Tulane RB Dontrell Hilliard vs. East Carolina - 28 carries, 189 yards, 2 touchdowns
Wake Forest TE Cam Serigne vs. Syracuse - 7 receptions, 119 yards, 3 touchdowns
West Virginia WR Ka’Raun White vs. Kansas State - 8 receptions, 168 yards, 2 touchdowns
Western Michigan RB Jarvion Franklin vs. Kent State - 22 carries, 191 yards, 1 touchdown 

Defense

Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
The Michigan defense held Maryland to 10 points and Mo Hurst was a force on the defensive line again. Hurst constantly disrupted the backfield despite finishing with just 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. The Westwood, Mass. native has been on a tear with a sack in five straight games.

Previous Winners: Deadrin Senat (DT, South Florida), Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB, Alabama), Davin Bellamy (LB, Georgia), Duke Dawson (DB, Florida), Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State), Garret Dooley (LB, Wisconsin), Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (DE, Arkansas State), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB, Oklahoma), Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA), Harrison Phillips (DT, Stanford), Micah Kiser (LB, Virginia)

Other Defensive Standouts
Alabama LB Rashaan Evans vs. Mississippi State - 9 tackles (2.5 for loss), 1.0 sack
Arkansas State DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones vs. South Alabama - 7 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack Auburn S Stephen Roberts vs. Georgia - 6 tackles, 2 pass breakups
Colorado State LB Evan Colorito vs. Boise State - 10 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, forced fumble
Fresno State DE Tobenna Okeke vs. Hawaii - 6 tackles (3.0 for loss), 3.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
Georgia S Aaron Davis vs. Auburn - 7 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack
Louisville DE James Hearns vs. Virginia - 4 tackles (3.0 for loss), 3.0 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
Missouri DE Marcell Frazier vs. Tennessee - 3 tackles (2.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks
NC State DE Bradley Chubb - 8 tackles (4.0 for loss), 2.5 sacks, forced fumble
Ohio LB Quentin Poling vs. Toledo - 12 tackles (3.0 for loss), 3.0 sacks, fumble recovery
South Alabama S Jeremy Reaves vs. Arkansas State - 11 tackles, 1 interception
Southern Miss DE Xavier Thigpen vs. Rice - 6 tackles (2.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks
Syracuse LB Zaire Franklin vs. Wake Forest - 16 tackles
UCLA DE Jacob Tuioti-Mariner vs. Arizona State - 10 tackles (2.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks
Vanderbilt LB Oren Burks vs. Kentucky - 12 tackles (1.5 for loss), 1.0 sack, fumble recovery
Wisconsin LB Leon Jacobs vs. Iowa - 4 tackles (1.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, 2 fumble recoveries  

Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week 

C.J. Beathard, QB, 49ers
The rookie helped San Francisco pick up its first win of the season on Sunday, throwing for 288 yards and two touchdowns, while running for another score in a 31-21 victory over the NY Giants.

Previous winners: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Desmond Trufant (Falcons), Jacoby Brissett (Colts), Andy Dalton (Bengals), Carson Wentz (Eagles), Cam Jordan (Saints), Kevin Byard (Titans), Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Dak Presott (Cowboys)

Mobile-Area High School Athlete of the Week

Jack Samsel, QB, Spanish Fort
Samsel threw for 350 yards and five TDs as Spanish Fort opened the playoffs with a 49-14 win over Pelham. Samsel completed 18-of-21 passes, most coming in the first half of the rout.

Previous winners: Justin Johnson DB, Citronelle; Jack West, QB, Saraland; Alex Moore, QB, Mobile Christian; C.J. Edwards, WR, Fairhope; Eric Garror, WR, McGill-Toolen