Sept. 2, 2008
Junior quarterback Kevin Craft (Valley Center, CA/Valley Center HS) of the UCLA football team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Aug. 25-Sept. 1.
In his first game as a Bruin, Craft led fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 80-and 70 yards to lead UCLA to a 27-24 upset victory in overtime over No. 18 Tennessee at the Rose Bowl on Monday night. On the night, Craft completed 25 of 43 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown. The three-yard scoring pass to Ryan Moya gave UCLA a 24-21 lead with 27 seconds remaining in regulation. He rebounded from a first half in which he threw four interceptions to complete 18 of 25 passes for 193 yards and one touchdown in the second half.
This is Craft's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Lauren Cheney, W. Soccer; Brad Rusin, M. Soccer; Nellie Spicer, W. Volleyball.