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Thibodeaux Named Bednarik Award Player of the Week

EUGENE, Ore. — A day after sweeping a pair of Pac-12 weekly honors, Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux has been named the Bednarik Award National Player of the Week.

Playing his first full game of the season, Thibodeaux was a dominant force for the Ducks in last Saturday's 34-31 win at UCLA with a career-high nine tackles (eight solo) and 4.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks and a forced fumble.

Thibodeaux is the third Oregon defender to earn national player of the week honors this season. Verone McKinley III was the Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week following Oregon's win at Ohio State, and Bennett Williams was the Walter Camp National FBS Player of the Week and the Jim Thorpe Player of the Week after the Ducks' win over Stony Brook.