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Verizon Wireless WAC Football Players of the Week Announced
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DENVER - Louisiana Tech running back Daniel Porter, Louisiana Tech safety Tank Calais and Hawai‘i punter Alex Dunnachie were named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.

Porter, a senior from Baton Rouge, La. (Istrouma HS), rushed for a career-high 199 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in Louisiana Tech's 55-20 win over San Jose State. It was the first time a Bulldog back had rushed for three touchdowns in a game since Ryan Moats in 2004. He became the school's all-time rushing leader by just 10 yards, concluding his career with 3,352 yards.

Calais, a junior from Patterson, La. (Patterson HS), made nine tackles (4 solo), and his second career interception in the win over San Jose State. Calais picked off a pass at the Bulldog's 4-yard line in the fourth quarter and returned it a school-record 96 yards for a touchdown. He also had an assisted tackle for a loss in the game.

Dunnachie, a freshman from Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia (Marcellin College), punted six times for a 49.2-yard average in the game against Hawai‘i. He had four punts of at least 55 yards including a season-best 66-yarder in the first quarter. Two of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line and three were returned for a total of just eight yards.

Others nominated on offense: sophomore running back Doug Martin, Boise State; junior running back Ryan Mathews, Fresno State; and junior running back Seth Smith, New Mexico State.

Also nominated on defense: freshman linebacker JC Percy, Boise State; and freshman safety Phillip Thomas, Fresno State.

Other special teams nominations included: senior kick returner Marlon Moore, Fresno State; and senior kick returner Tonny Glynn, New Mexico State.



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