Throughout the 2017 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 two, Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen were selected by the 17-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Shannon Brooks, Minnesota Running BackShannon Brooks, Minnesota
Jr., RB, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Scored three touchdowns on the ground in a 48-14 win over Oregon State
  • Gained 91 yards on the ground on 17 carries, good for a 5.4-yard average
  • Added one catch for five yards and a pair of kickoff returns for 40 yards, totaling 136 all-purpose yards on the day
  • This is Brooks’ and Minnesota’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week award this season.

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Josh Rosen, UCLA QuarterbackJosh Rosen, UCLA
Jr., QB, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

  • Threw a career-high five touchdown passes in a 56-23 win over Hawai’i
  • Surpassed 300 yards (329) for the second straight game to start the season
  • Broke the record for 300-yard passing games with 12, passing former Bruin Cade McNown
  • This is Rosen’s third career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and second this season

ALSO NOMINATED:
Big Ten: Nathan Stanley, Iowa; Akrum Wadley, Iowa; D.J. Moore, Maryland; David Blough, Purdue; Jonathon Taylor, Wisconsin.
Pac-12: Patrick Laird, Cal; Leo Jackson III, Colorado; Royce Freeman, Oregon; Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Week 1: Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Josh Rosen, UCLA.