Dave Ball Named FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 7, 2003

UCLA's Dave Ball was named the Bronko Nagurski-Football Writers Association of America Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for his performance in the school's 46-16 victory over Washington last Saturday.

Ball, a senior defensive end, had six tackles (five unassisted), 4.5 tackles for loss (-19), including 3.5 quarterback sacks. He forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered by a teammate for a touchdown. UCLA's defense limited Washington to 77 yards rushing, intercepted three passes and posted four quarterback sacks and shut out the Huskies in the second half.

For the third straight season, a panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selects the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner is announced each Tuesday throughout the season.

Ball will be added to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player in college football) which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA