Sept. 24, 2007
Senior tailback Chris Markey (Luling, LA/Jesuit HS) of the UCLA football team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 17-23.
In UCLA's 44-31 win over Washington, Markey came off the bench to rush for 193 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and one touchdown on just 14 carries. He had a 72-yard touchdown, the longest run of his career, to give UCLA a 31-17 lead following a Husky touchdown, and he had a 66-yard run to set up a first-quarter field goal. He also made one reception for five yards, giving him 198 all-purpose yards. Markey is just the fifth back in UCLA history to rush for at least 190 yards in two or more games in a career (he had 208 versus Rice in 2006). On the year, he has rushed for 346 yards (5.8 average) and two touchdowns, and his average of 86.5 yards is eighth in the Pac-10.
This is Markey's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Lauren Cheney, W. Soccer; Scott Davidson, M. Water Polo; Chance Myers, M. Soccer; Kaitlin Sather, W. Volleyball; Evan Watchempino, M. Cross Country