WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- University of Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas was named Pac-12 Player of the Week (offense), conference officials announced Monday.
Thomas, a junior from Los Angeles, ran for a game-high 124 yards on 11 carries, including three touchdowns, in the Ducks' 59-10 road victory at Virginia. He's tied for the national scoring lead with five touchdowns and ranks 20th in rushing average at 126.0 yards per game.
The weekly honor is the first for the former Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. Thomas is currently on watch lists for the Walter Camp, Maxwell, Paul Hornung and Doak Walker awards.
Thomas is the first Oregon player to earn weekly recognition from the Pac-12 since Kenjon Barner took home the offensive honor Nov. 5, 2012, following his 321-yard rushing effort in a win at USC.