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 6, Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford and Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Sean Clifford, Penn State
R-So., QB, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Threw for 264 yards and scored four total touchdowns in the 35-7 win over Purdue
  • Became the third PSU quarterback to have three games with 250 passing yards and three touchdowns in a season
  • Leads the Big Ten with 261.3 passing yards per game
  • This is Clifford’s first career Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week honor and first for Penn State in 2019

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Khalil Tate, Arizona
Sr., QB, Inglewood, Calif.

  • Threw for a career-high 404 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Colorado, 35-30
  • Claimed sole possession of third place all-time for the Wildcats with 52 touchdowns through the air
  • With 427 total yards, Tate moved into third all-time at Arizona with 7,585 career yards of total offense
  • This is Tate’s fourth career Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor (Wk 6, 2017; Wk 9, 2017; Wk 3, 2018)

Big Ten: Javon Leake, Maryland; Jordan Glasgow, Michigan; Rodney Smith, Minnesota; Wandale Robinson, Nebraska; J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State; Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Justin Herbert, Oregon; Jake Luton, Oregon State; Cameron Scarlett, Stanford

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