Davis Webb (Texas Tech), Chris Whaley (Texas) and Jarvis West (Iowa State) were named Big 12 Football Players of the Week by a panel of media that cover the Conference. All three were honored for the first time.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Davis Webb, Texas Tech, QB, Fr, Lake Travis, Texas
In his starting debut, true freshman Davis Webb threw for 415 yards and three touchdowns in Texas Tech’s 42-35 win over Iowa State. His 415 passing yards are the most by a Big 12 quarterback this season. Webb helped Tech become the first bowl eligible team in the Conference this season.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Chris Whaley, Texas, DT, Sr, Madisonville, Texas
Chris Whaley had four tackles and dropped into coverage on a zone blitz to intercept a pass and return it 31 yards for a touchdown in Texas’ 36-20 win over Oklahoma. His first quarter score put UT up 10-3, a lead it never relinquished. Whaley and the Longhorn defense held OU to 130 rushing yards, 133 passing yards, 263 total yards and just one offensive TD- numbers significantly lower than the Sooners’ averages.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Jarvis West, Iowa State, ISU, KR/PR, Jr, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jarvis West returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in Iowa State’s first score of the game at Texas Tech. It was the first time ISU returned a non-onside kickoff for a touchdown since Troy Davis did it in 1994. The 95-yarder was the third-longest kickoff return in school history. West also had four punt returns for 46 yards, including a 38-yarder in the third quarter.