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 11, Ohio State running back Mike Weber and Washington State defensive end Hercules Mata’afa were selected by the 17-person committee. Big Ten Player of the Week Mike Weber, Ohio State

Big Ten Player of the Week
TJ Edwards, Big Ten Player of the WeekT.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
Jr., LB, Lake Villa, Ill.

  • Tallied a team- and season-high 11 tackles in a 24-10 win over Michigan
  • Recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss and added a sack
  • Broke up a pass and had a quarterback hurry as the Badgers held Michigan to 234 total yards
  • This is Edwards first Player of the Week honor and the third for Wisconsin this season (Hornibrook – Week 3; Dixon – Week 5)

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Ronald Jones, Pac-12 Player of the WeekRonald Jones II, USC
Jr., RB, McKinney, Texas

  • Ran 122 yards and a pair of scores in the 28-23 win over UCLA
  • Tallied his 13th career 100-yard rushing game and seventh this season
  • Moved up to sixth on USC’s all-time rushing list (3,415 yards), eight yards behind fifth-place This is Jones’ first Player of the Week honor and the second for USC this season (Burnet
    t, Week 3)


Big Ten: Morgan Ellison, Indiana; LJ Scott, Michigan State; Nate Hall, Northwestern; Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Elijah Sindelar, Purdue; J.T. Barrett, Ohio State.

Pac-12: Demario Richard, Arizona State; Patrick Laird, California; Royce Freeman, Oregon; Bryce Love, Stanford; Jordan Lasley, UCLA; Myles Gaskin, Washington.


Week 1: Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Josh Rosen, UCLA. Week 2: Shannon Brooks, Minnesota; Josh Rosen, UCLA. Week 3: Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin; Deontay Burnett, USC. Week 4: Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Bryce Love, Stanford. Week 5: D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin; Bryce Love, Stanford. Week 6: David Dowell, Michigan State; Khalil Tate, Arizona. Week 7: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; Jordan Kunaszyk, California. Week 8: Trace McSorley, Penn State; Luke Falk, Washington State. Week 9: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; Khalil Tate, Arizona. Week 10: Nate Stanley, Iowa; Dante Pettis, Washington. Week 11: Mike Weber, Ohio State; Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State.