Forbath and Verner Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week

Oct. 22, 2007

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Sophomore cornerback Alterraun Verner and freshman kicker Kai Forbath have been named U.S. Pac-10 Players of the Week for their performances in UCLA's upset win over Cal last Saturday. The Bruins have had a player earn weekly honors in five of the seven games UCLA has played this season. Oregon's Jonathan Stewart joined the two Bruins with weekly honors as he was rewarded for his offensive play against UW.

Verner was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week after several pivotal defensive plays during the game. He had two interceptions, including one returned 76 yards for a touchdown with 1:33 remaining in the game to clinch the win. Verner also made six tackles, three solo, including two tackles for loss and broke up three passes. The UCLA defense limited high-powered California to just 67 yards rushing and 299 yards total offense while forcing four turnovers, including three interceptions returned for 111 yards and Verner's touchdown.

Forbath was a perfect three-for-three on field goal attempts, connecting from 32, 28 and 27 yards. The final field goal with 3:08 remaining in the game proved to be the game-winning score. Forbath, who becomes the third different Bruin to earn special teams player of the week this season, also was perfect on three PAT attempts.

UCLA's Players of the Week
Sept. 1 - Ben Olson
Sept. 8 - Aaron Perez
Sept. 15 - n/a
Sept. 22 - Matthew Slater
Sept. 29 - Trey Brown
Oct. 6 - n/a
Oct. 13 - n/a
Oct. 20 - Alterraun Verner, Kai Forbath

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