Sept. 6, 2005
Junior running back Maurice Drew (Antioch, CA/De La Salle HS) of the UCLA Football Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 5.
In the 44-21 season-opening victory at San Diego State, Drew scored three touchdowns, all in the first half, and accounted for 194 all-purpose yards. On UCLA's first offensive play of the year, he raced 64 yards for a score, the second-longest rushing touchdown of his career. He also scored on a one-yard run early in the second quarter. Later in the same period, he returned a punt for a touchdown (72 yards) for the second time in his career. He rushed for 114 yards on the ground on just 11 carries and 80 on punt returns.
This is Drew's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of his career.
Also nominated: Danesha Adams, W. Soccer; Mike Haddan, M. Cross Country; Justin Johnson, M. Water Polo; Nana Meriwether, W. Volleyball; Sarah West, W. Cross Country; Sal Zizzo, M. Soccer.
UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week archive.