Harrell, Lewis and Williams Named Big 12 Football Players of the Week
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 10/27/2008
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Graham Harrell (Texas Tech), Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) and Matt Williams (Texas Tech) have been named Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. Harrell (offense) earned his fourth career award while Lewis (defense) and Williams (special teams) picked up their first weekly honor.

BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, QB, Sr, Ennis, Texas

Graham Harrell completed 34-of-42 passes for 386 yards and five touchdowns in leading No. 8/6 Texas Tech to a win at No. 19/18 Kansas. He also rushed for another score giving him at least one rushing TD in each of the last five games. Harrell leads the nation in passing and is the active career leader in touchdown passes (117) and touchdowns responsible for (128). The Ennis, Texas senior has 13,829 career yards to  rank fourth on the NCAA all-time yardage list.

BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma, LB, Fr, San Antonio, Texas
Travis Lewis led the Sooners with 15 tackles, two of which went for loss in No. 4 Oklahoma’s victory at Kansas State. He also intercepted two passes and chalked up 55 yards in returns. His 15 stops tied for the most in the Big 12 last weekend. Lewis got his first pick on KSU’s opening possession and returned it 27 yards to set up OU’s first score.

BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Williams, Texas Tech, PK, So, Weatherford, Texas
Matt Williams connected on all nine of his PAT attempts while kicking in his first collegiate game in Tech’s win at Kansas. He earned a spot on the team following the Massachusetts game on Sept. 20 when he booted a 30-yard field goal as part of a fan promotion. Williams was pulled from the student section and given the opportunity to kick for a year’s free rent at a local housing complex. Coach Mike Leach saw the kick, called Wililams over and asked to meet with him the following Tuesday. Williams joined the team that week.

2008 BIG 12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive

S2 - Josh Freeman, KSU, QB, Jr and Colt McCoy, UT, QB, Jr
S8 - Dez Bryant, OSU, WR, So
S15 - Robert Griffin, BU, QB, Fr
S22 - Chase Daniel, MU, QB, Sr
S29 - Manual Johnson, OU, WR, Sr
O6 - Graham Harrell, TTU, QB, Sr
O13 - Colt McCoy, UT, QB, Jr
O20 - Colt McCoy, UT, QB, Jr
O27 Graham Harrell, TTU, QB, Sr

Defensive
S2 - Stryker Sulak, MU, DE, Sr
S8 - Cha’pelle Brown, CU, CB, Jr and Courtney Herndon, KSU, DB, Jr
S15 - Daniel Charbonnet, TTU, SS, Sr
S22 - Sean Weatherspoon, MU, LB, Jr
S29 - Trent Hunter, TAMU, S, Fr
O6 - Keenan Clayton, OU, LB, Jr and Roy Miller, UT, DT, Sr
O13 - Andre Sexton, OSU, LB, Jr
O20 - Lendy Holmes, OU, FS, Sr
O27 Travis Lewis, OU, LB, Fr

Special Teams
S2 - Jeremy Maclin, MU, KR/PR/WR, So
S8 - Niles Paul, NU, KR/PR/WR, So
S15 - Jeff Wolfert, MU, PK, Sr
S22 - Aric Goodman, CU, PK, So
S29 - Nate Swift, NU, PR/WR, Sr
O6 - Dez Bryant, OSU, WR/PR/KR, So
O13 - Jordan Shipley, UT, WR/KR, Sr
O20 - Brooks Rossman, KSU, PK, Sr
O27 - Matt Williams, TTU, PK, So

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