Hoffman-Ellis is Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Oct 3, 2011, 9:39 PM | Updated: 9:41 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. â€“ Washington State senior linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis has been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today.
Hoffman-Ellis, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., registered a game-high 14 tackles in the Cougarsâ€™ 31-27 comeback victory at Colorado. His 14 tackles, included 12 solo tackles and two sacks, were a WSU season-high and one shy of his career-best 15 against Oregon State in 2009. Hoffman-Ellis had 10 tackles in the second half, with five coming in the decisive fourth quarter.
The award marks the first of Hoffman-Ellisâ€™ career and the first for a Cougar defensive player since Husain Abdullah earned the honor in November, 2007. Itâ€™s also the first weekly accolade for the Cougs this season and first since Jeff Tuel earned Offensive Player of the Week after beating Oregon State last season.