Tyler Ebell Named UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete Of The Week

Oct. 7, 2002

Redshirt freshman tailback Tyler Ebell (Ventura, CA/Ventura HS) of the UCLA Football Team was selected as the UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

At Oregon State on Oct. 5, Ebell came off the bench to enjoy one of the greatest days in UCLA Football history. On the afternoon, he rushed for 203 yards (second-highest total in the Pac-10 this season) and one touchdown on 29 carries. His 203 yards rank 14th on UCLA's single-game list and make him the only back other than Bob Toledo's tenure as head coach. In addition, Ebell now ranks second on UCLA's freshman rushing list, trailing only Eric Ball's 227 yards against Iowa in the 1986 Rose Bowl. Ebell also caught one pass for 10 yards, returned one punt for six yards and tried a pass on a trick play that was broken up in the end zone.

Ebell ran for 45 yards on 12 attempts in the second quarter, 34 yards on eight carries in the third quarter and 124 yards on nine attempts in the fourth quarter. His 73-yard run to the one-yard line in the fourth quarter was the second-longest ever by a Bruin freshman, and UCLA later scored on the next play. He also had a 31-yard run later in the final quarter, and UCLA scored two plays later. On the Bruins' final possession, runs of six and four yards produced the first down that allowed the Bruins to run out the clock.

This is Ebell's first UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and his career.

Also nominated: Brandon Brooks (m. water polo), Jackie Carleton (w. tennis), Allie True (w. soccer), Zach Wells (m. soccer) and Chrissie Zartman (w. volleyball)

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
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