Throughout the 2018 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 four, Penn State running back Miles Sanders and Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Miles Sanders, Penn State
Jr., RB, Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Set a career-high with 200 rushing yards on 22 carries in a 63-24 win over Illinois
  • Scored a career-high three touchdowns on the ground
  • Tallied his second career 100-yard game and his first career 200-yard effort
  • This is Sander’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and the first for Penn State this year

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
Sr., LB, Menlo Park, Calif.

  • Became the first Husky since 1996 to register 20 tackles in a game in a 27-20 win over Arizona State
  • Tallied 14 solo tackles, six half tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss, along with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery
  • Has led the Huskies in tackles every game this season and has 53 total tackles, 30 more than any other UW player
  • This is Burr-Kirvens’s first Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the first for Washington this year

ALSO NOMINATED:
Big Ten: Whop Philyor, Indiana; Anthony McFarland, Maryland; Karan Higdon, Michigan; Rondale Moore, Purdue; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State; Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin

Pac-12: JJ Taylor, Arizona; Colin Schooler, Arizona; Dillon Mitchell, Oregon; K.J. Costello, Stanford; JT Daniels, USC; Easop Winston, Jr., Washington State

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Week 1: Rondale Moore, Purdue; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
Week 2: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Chase Hansen, Utah
Week 3: David Blough, Purdue; Khalil Tate, Arizona