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ASU's Weber, Brooks named Pac-10 Conference Players of the Week


December 06, 2010

Calif.--Arizona State University defensive end James Brooks and place kicker Thomas Weber have been named Pacific-10 Conference Players of the Week in football.

Brooks, a junior from Flagstaff, Ariz., registered three tackles, a sack for minus 11 yards, and two blocked extra points in Arizona State's 30-29 win over Arizona in double-overtime of the Territorial Cup Thursday in Tucson.  With the score tied at 20-20 and UA attempting an extra point to win the game with :27 left, Brooks blocked the extra point attempt that sent the game into overtime. After the teams traded field goals in the first overtime with the score tied at 23, ASU scored a touchdown to make it 30-23 Sun Devils. Arizona scored a touchdown to make it 30-29, but Brooks blocked the extra point kick giving Arizona State the victory.

Weber, a senior from Downey, Calif., was perfect in Arizona State's 30-29 win over Arizona in the annual Territorial Cup game in Tucson. He booted four field goals in regulation and one in overtime, including a 52-yard field to put ASU on the scoreboard first. The 52-yarder was the fourth-longest field goal in ASU school history and the second-longest of his career. He added field goals of 36, 38, and 40-yards, the last that gave ASU a 20-14 lead. In overtime, Weber calmly connected on a 40-yard field goal, tying the game at 23 and sending it to a second overtime period. He was perfect on the evening on extra points, including the eventual game-winner in the second overtime. On the day Weber was perfect on five-for-five field goals and two-for-two extra points.

Also winning Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in 2010 for ASU were freshman defensive end Junior Onyeali (defense, Nov. 1), sophomore quarterback Brock Osweiler (offense, Nov. 29) and sophomore kick returner Jamal Miles (special teams, Nov. 29).