UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive back Ishmael Adams both earned Pac-12 Player of the Week nods on Monday, marking the second time this season that two Bruins have won on the same day.
Hundley was named the conference’s top offensive player following his big performance in UCLA’s 62-27 win over Arizona State. The redshirt junior threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 pass attempts, and finished the game with just five incompletions — none of which came in the second half.
He also rushed for 72 yards and another score, all while wearing a protective brace over his injured left elbow.
“It’s a little concern — not too much,” Hundley said of the brace on Monday. “Obviously, the more I practice with it the more comfortable I feel. Obviously, it adds a bigger piece of weight to your arm. It distributes weight a little different. But at the same time, you practice with it and it’ll be fine.”
Adams earned Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, returning a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown against the Sun Devils in addition to his 95-yard pick-six. Adams previously received the honor after UCLA’s win over Texas on Sept. 13.
Backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel also received his Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance against the Longhorns, one that included a 33-yard game-winning touchdown.
UCLA players have now accounted for five of the 15 available Pac-12 Player of the Week spots this season. Senior linebacker Eric Kendricks earned a defensive nod after UCLA’s season-opening win over Virginia