Posted December 02, 2013

UCLA’s Myles Jack wins Pac-12 Freshman Offensive and Defensive Player of Year

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Two-way freshman star Myles Jack scored seven touchdowns in limited offensive snaps. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Two-way freshman star Myles Jack scored seven touchdowns in limited offensive snaps. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

UCLA freshman Myles Jack accomplished something very rare Monday.

Jack won the Pac-12 Conference’s award for Freshman Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced.

Jack, who was also named a second-team all-conference selection on defense, only ran the ball 37 times this season for 269 yards, averaging over seven yards an attempt. He also scored seven touchdowns.

On defense, he was tied for fifth on the team with 70 total tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss. He also had two fumble recoveries and one interception for the Bruins.

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According to the team, Jack is the first UCLA player to win a conference player of the year award since Alterraun Verner garnered freshman of the year accolades in 2006.


5 comments
itsthinking
itsthinking

Good for the young man.  As a ducks fan, it's been a pleasure seeing some absolutely talented guys playing this year.  He's going to get better and has a big big game coming up.  I can't wait to watch his last games of the year.  Next year I get the feeling UCLA is going to be one of the best if not the best in the Pac-12.  I hate to say it though but until we get a real (8 teams or more) playoff system put into place, my interest in college football is going downhill fast.  1 or hell 2 losses should not derail an entire season, but thats an entirely different topic.  Congratulations Miles Jack you definitely deserve this.  Go get em kid!

FritoBaggins
FritoBaggins

Shorter headline:   Jack off.-def. POY.

DougBeers
DougBeers

Good player, but I'm thinking there were some better candidates on the offensive side of the ball. Names being Nate Phillips WR Zona, Thomas Tyner RB UO, Khalfani Muhammad RB Cal, Justin Davis RB USC, even River Cracraft WR Wash St had a more impactful season averaging over 13 yards a reception.


itsthinking
itsthinking

@DougBeers 

I agree that there were deserving players but I think Jack had the most impact as a freshman, without him UCLA wouldn't have done what they did this year.  They had one of their best seasons in recent memory and without Jack it probably would have been a different story altogether.  I like your candidates though.  That kid from WSU is going to be playing on Sundays in a couple of years that's for sure.