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Arizona State’s Chris Young named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

On Monday, Arizona State linebacker Chris Young was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his play in ASU’s 38-33 win over UCLA Saturday.

The senior from Seattle, Wash., had a huge fourth quarter to help the Sun Devils fend off the Bruins’ comeback attempt. Young had two sacks in the final frame, three overall, including a big one on third down with UCLA in the red zone. He led the game with 13 tackles, 12 solo, and had the game-ending tackle that clinched the Pac-12 South for Arizona State.

It’s Young’s first time receiving the honor this season, but the second straight week a Sun Devil has earned the conference’s defensive player of the week. Five Arizona State players have been honored in total in 2013.

The offensive player of the week went to Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, who set multiple school-records in the Wildcats’ upset of Oregon. UCLA’s Ishmael Adams received the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors, as he racked up 234 return yards against the Sun Devils.