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Miles named Bank of the West PAC-12 Player of the Week


October 04, 2011

Wide receiver/kick returner Jamal Miles of Arizona State has been named one of the Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.

Miles, a junior from Peoria, Ariz., became the only player in the nation this year to have returned a punt for a touchdown, a kickoff for a touchdown, thrown a touchdown pass and caught a touchdown pass. Miles returned a punt for 78 yards and a touchdown with 6:11 in the third quarter that gave ASU a 21-13 lead over Oregon State. It was the first punt return allowed by the Beaver special teams all season. Miles tallied 249 all-purpose yards in the 35-20 win, including 87 on punt returns and 55 on kickoff returns. He had 45 rushing yards on six carries and led Sun Devil receivers with 62 yards. Miles has caught three touchdown passes this season.

Also Nominated (Offense): Cameron Marshall, RB, ASU; Rodney Stewart, RB, COLO; Andrew Luck, QB, STAN; DeVonte Christopher, WR, UTAH; Chris Polk, TB, WASH; Marshall Lobbestael, QB, WSU.

Also Nominated (Defense): Alden Darby, LB, ASU; Jordan Poyer, S, OSU; Jarek Lancaster, LB, STAN; T.J. McDonald, S, USC; Brian Blechen, LB, UTAH; Jamaal Kearse, OLB, WASH.

Also Nominated (Special Teams): Andre Heidari, PK, USC.