Throughout the 2019 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 nine, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and UCLA running back Joshua Kelley were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Chase Young, Ohio State
Jr., DE, Hyattsville, Md.

  • Tied the Buckeye record with four sacks in a 38-7 win over Wisconsin
  • Tallied six total tackles, including five tackles for loss
  • Forced a pair of fumbles that both led to second half touchdowns
  • This is Young’s first career Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second for Ohio State in 2019

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Joshua Kelley, UCLA
R-Sr., RB, Lancaster, Calif.

  • Ran for 164 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a victory over Arizona State, 42-32
  • Became the first Bruin since 2013 to score four touchdowns on the ground
  • Tallied more than 100 yards in three of the last four games and ranks second in the conference in rushing yards
  • This is Kelly’s third career Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor (Week 7 & Week 12, 2018) and second for UCLA in 2019

ALSO NOMINATED:
Big Ten: Dre Brown, Illinois; Peyton Ramsey, Indiana; Tyrone Tracy, Iowa; Hassan Haskins, Michigan; Rodney Smith, Minnesota; Pat Freiermuth, Penn State; Johnny Langan, Rutgers

Pac-12: CJ Verdell, Oregon; K.J. Costello, Stanford; Kedon Slovis, USC; Zack Moss, Utah

PAST WINNERS
Week 1: Kenny Willekes, Michigan State; Anthony Gordon, Washington State
Week 2: Elijah Sindelar, Purdue; Kedon Slovis, USC
Week 3: J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State; Anthony Gordon, Washington State (2)
Week 4: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
Week 5: Tanner Morgan, Minnesota; Tyler Huntley, Utah
Week 6: Sean Clifford, Penn State; Khalil Tate, Arizona
Week 7: Jack Coan, Wisconsin; Jayden Daniels, Arizona State
Week 8: Dele Harding, Illinois; Casey O’Brien, Minnesota; Justin Herbert, Oregon