Jayon Brown named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of Week

Jayon Brown’s big fumble recovery this past weekend has landed him Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

In the second quarter of 45-23 win against Colorado on Saturday, UCLA’s true freshman jumped on top of a loose ball dislodged by fellow first-year Cameron Judge. The recovery gave the Bruins the ball on the Buffs’ 14-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Brett Hundley found Devin Fuller in the end zone, bumping UCLA’s lead 21-10.

Shifted between linebacker and safety this season, Brown — a Long Beach Poly alum — has spent most of his time on special teams, becoming one of the unit’s most important players.

His is the first weekly conference award for a Bruin since linebacker Anthony Barr was named defensive player of the week on Sept. 16.

Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, responsible for seven touchdowns in a 55-21 win at Washington State, won Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. USC cornerback Josh Shaw got the defensive mention for his end-zone interception against Oregon State.

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  • Bruin 34

    Nice to see different players on our team winning potw awards. Shows the depth of our team. Go Bruins!