Every Monday the Pac-12 sends out a release announcing the three players of the week. I usually learn of the announcement via Twitter where responses range from, "Isiah Trufant? Lolwut?" to "Marquess Wilson didn't win?!!!!" I imagine those responses will be a little different this week with the announcement that senior linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week.
Here is hyphen related portion of the Pac-12 release.
Hoffman-Ellis, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., registered a game-high 14 tackles in the Cougars’ 31-27 comeback victory at Colorado. His 14 tackles, which included 12 solo tackles and two sacks, were a WSU-high for 2011 and one shy of his career-best effort. Hoffman-Ellis had 10 tackles in the second half, with five in the decisive fourth quarter. The win marked the first time WSU had rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat a conference opponent on the road since 1984, when the Cougars trailed Stanford by 21 and went on to win, 48-42.
Congrats to AHE.