The Pac-12 named the winners of the weekly awards on Monday, and the winner of Offensive Player of the Week goes to….. linebacker Myles Jack. That is right, a linebacker won offensive player of the week.
How is that even possible are you asking?
Well, Myles Jack played some old school football on Saturday by playing on both sides of the ball. On defense, Jack had eight tackles and recovered Ka’Deem Carey’s fumble in the UCLA end zone. On offense Jack got some time at running back and carried the ball six times for 120 yards and a touchdown on a 66-yard run.
It was UCLA’s first win in Arizona since 2003. The Bruins are without starting running back Jordan James, who has a injury to his right ankle, that shortage had the Bruins turn to Jack. His 66-yard touchdown run ended up being the game winning score.
I doubt you’ll see a defensive player win an offensive award again anytime soon. After that performance, the Bruins might want to turn to Jack more often and he might be a threat to win again. If they can find away to continually use him on offense throughout his career, Jack might become the first primarily defensive player since Charles Woodson to win the Heisman.
UCLA linebacker, yes linebacker, Myles Jack was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 11, 2013