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Thomas Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/13/2010

Sept. 13, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Junior safety Michael Thomas has been named the Pac-10 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in Stanford’s 35-0 victory at UCLA this past Saturday.

Thomas finished the game with five total tackles and two forced fumbles, including one he returned 21 yards for a touchdown that gave Stanford a 28-0 at the end of the third quarter. He also forced a Randall Carroll fumble at the 8:45 mark of the second quarter.

Thomas was the first Stanford player to run a fumble back for a touchdown since Michael Craven ran 54 yards against UC Davis in 2005.

The win over UCLA marked Stanford’s first shutout victory on the road since the Cardinal blanked Oregon, 17-0 in Eugene and its first shutout of the Bruins since 1941.


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