Throughout the college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.

For their outstanding performances in week one, Michigan running back Blake Corum and Oregon running back CJ Verdell were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Blake Corum, Michigan
So., RB, Marshall, Va.

  • Set career highs in attempts (21), yards (171) and touchdowns (3) in the 31-10 win over Washington
  • Broke free for a 67-yard touchdown run in the second quarter
  • has reached 100-plus rushing yards and recorded multiple touchdowns in consecutive games to start the season
  • This is Corum’s first career Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Pac-12 Player of the Week
CJ Verdell, Oregon
Jr., RB, Chula Vista, Calif.

  • Totaled 195 yards and three touchdowns in the Ducks win over Ohio State, 35-28
  • Ran for more than 100 yards for the 11th time in his career
  • Moved into ninth at Oregon all-time in touchdowns with 24 and fifth all-time in yards with 2,758
  • This is Verdell’s first career Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor

Big Ten: Jack Campbell, Iowa; Dontay Demus, Jr., Maryland; Jayden Reed, Michigan State; Trey Potts, Minnesota; Adrian Martinez, Nebraska; Evan Hull, Northwestern; CJ Stroud, Ohio State; David Bell, Purdue; Chez Mellusi, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Jayden Daniels, Arizona State; BJ Baylor, Oregon State; Tanner McKee, Stanford; Travell Harris, Washington State

Week 1: Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State; Zach Charbonnet, UCLA