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UCLA’s Eric Kendricks Named Lott IMPACT Player of The Week For 3rd Time This Season
- Updated: October 28, 2014
UCLA Linebacker Eric Kendricks has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
Kendricks led the Bruins with 16 tackles and returned an interception 21 yards in the double overtime win over Colorado Saturday. It was the third time this season Kendricks has won the award, equaling the three times Manti Te’o of Notre Dame won it during the 2012 season.
Kendricks leads the Pac-12 with 93 tackles and is 43 tackles away from tying Jerry Robinson for most career tackles at UCLA with 468.
“He’s had some productive games this year, where when you look back at the film you go, ‘Man, great game, except for …’” Head Coach Jim Mora said. “This week, he just had a great game. … He was on it.”
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a donation of $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at UCLA to recognize Kendricks’ performance.
Other nominees this week:
Henry Coley (Virginia, LB): Led team with 10 tackles, one for a loss, in loss to North Carolina, 28-27.
Bud Dupree (Kentucky, DE): Led Wildcats with 10 tackles, two quarterback hurries and one sack in loss to Mississippi State, 45-31.
Randy Gregory (Nebraska, DE): Blocked a field goal try, had two quarterback hurries, four tackles and one sack in win over Rutgers, 42-24.
Hau’oli Kikaha (Washington, LB): Had four tackles for losses, two sacks, one pass break up and four tackles in loss to Arizona State, 24-10.
Leonard Williams (USC, DT): Forced two fumbles and had six tackles (one for loss) in loss to Utah, 24-21.
2014 Lott IMPACT Players of the Week
Week 1 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Week 2 – Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
Week 3 – Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington
Week 4 – Randy Gregory, Nebraska
Week 5 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Week 6 –Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
Week 7 – Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington
Week 8 – David Helton, Duke
Week 9 – Erick Kendricks, UCLA