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Barner, Harris Named Pac-10 Players of the Week
Release Date: 09/07/2010
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – University of Oregon players Kenjon Barner (offense) and Cliff Harris (special teams) have been named Pac-10 players of the week, conference officials announced Tuesday.

Barner, a sophomore running back from Riverside, Calif., earned the award for his Oregon record-tying 5 touchdown performance in the Ducks’ 72-0 win over New Mexico Sept. 4. Barner had a Pac-10 best 225 all-purpose yards, including 147 rushing and 60 receiving.

Harris, a sophomore cornerback, tied a conference record by scoring two touchdowns on punt returns against the Lobos. The Fresno, Calif., native had returns of 61 and 64 yards, setting a new school mark for a single-game and equaling the UO single-season record. He became the first Pac-10 player since USC’s Mike Garrett in 1965 to accomplish the feat.

The weekly honor was a first for Harris and the second for Barner, who earned special teams’ accolades following his performance at UCLA in 2009 (Week 6). They became the first Oregon duo to win weekly Pac-10 honors since Jeremiah Masoli (offense) and Nate Costa (special teams) did so in Week 12 last season after an overtime win at Arizona.

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