Anthony Barr defensive player of the week

November, 12, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after a standout performance Saturday against the Washington State Cougars.

Barr tied a career high with eight tackles and had a career-best 2.5 sacks in UCLA's 44-36 victory in Pullman, Wash. He also blocked a punt and recorded a safety. Barr now has 11 sacks and ranks second in the Pac-12 and sixth in the nation in the category. His 17 tackles for a loss also ranks second in the Pac-12 and sixth in the country.

Barr, a junior who switched from a hybrid receiver/running back position to linebacker this season, is the second consecutive UCLA player to earn the conference defensive player of the week honor, following linebacker Eric Kendricks. (Running back Johnathan Franklin has been named offensive player of the week twice.)

The conference offensive player of the week this week was running back Ka'Deem Carey of the Arizona Wildcats, who set a conference record with 366 yards rushing against the Colorado Buffaloes. Kicker Trevor Romaine of the Oregon State Beavers was named special-teams player of the week after kicking three field goals and two extra points in a 27-23 loss to the Stanford Cardinal.

Peter Yoon

ESPNLosAngeles.com

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