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Verizon Wireless WAC Football Players of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER - Hawai'i running back Leon Wright-Jackson, Fresno State safety Lorne Bell and Fresno State placekicker Kevin Goessling were named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Wright-Jackson, a senior from Pasco, Wash. (Columbia Basin JC), ran for a career-high 167 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in Hawai'i's 49-36 win over Utah State.  Wright-Jackson scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters.  Wright-Jackson became the first Hawai'i back to rush for more than 100 yards in nearly three years.  The 167 yards were the most by a Warrior since 1993.  As a team, Hawai'i rushed for 360 yards, the most in a game since 1995.

Bell, a junior from Simi Valley, Calif. (Simi Valley HS), had nine tackles (including one for a loss) and led the Bulldog defense that shut out Idaho in the first half.  Idaho came into the game with one of the nation's top passing offenses and was held to just 29 yards in the first half and no third down conversions in five attempts.  The 21 points allowed in the game were the fewest for Idaho this season.

Goessling, a sophomore from Placentia, Calif. (Servite HS), hit a 52-yard field goal late in the first quarter against Idaho to give the Bulldogs a 17-0 lead.  It was the second longest of his career and second longest in the WAC this season.  He has made 11 field goals in a row (including two of 50 yards or better), tying the school record, and with his four extra points against Idaho, he has now made all 40 PATs on the year.

Others nominated on offense: junior running back Jeremy Avery, Boise State; junior quarterback Ryan Colburn, Fresno State; junior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nevada; and junior quarterback Diondre Borel, Utah State.

Also nominated on defense: junior safety Jeron Johnson, Boise State; junior defensive back Mana Silva, Hawai'i; and junior defensive end Dontay Moch, Nevada.
Other special teams nominations included: senior return specialist Kyle Wilson, Boise State; freshman defensive back Duke Williams, Nevada; and freshman kick returner Kerwynn Williams, Utah State.
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