Oct. 10, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -
Senior Josh Nunes of the football team has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for October 1 - 7.
This is the first career honor for Nunes and the third for a football player this season, joining Usua Amanam and Stepfan Taylor.
Nunes last Saturday led Stanford back from a 14-point deficit to a 54-48 overtime win over Arizona. He threw for a career-high 360 yards plus two touchdowns, including 117 yards and six passing first downs during the comeback fourth quarter. The first-year starter completed three passes greater than 40 yards in the victory. He finished the day 21 of 34 passing with no interceptions.
Nunes accounted for five total touchdowns in the victory, including three with his feet. With no previous career rushing touchdowns, the 6'4" Cardinal quarterback ran once, twice and a third time for scores against Arizona, the final two coming in the closing minutes of regulation. Additionally, Nunes twice scrambled on third-and-long situations for runs of 10-plus yards, sustaining eventual touchdown-scoring drives.
A Management Science & Engineering major with designs on a master's degree next year, Nunes came to Stanford from Upland (Calif.) High School. He threw for 6,306 yards and 54 touchdowns in his three-year high school career, coming to The Farm as an understudy to Andrew Luck before taking the reins of the Stanford offense this year.
Nunes and the football team play their next game Saturday Sept. 13 at Notre Dame with a national NBC broadcast at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET.
Previous Athletes of the Week
Also Nominated: Zach Batteer (men's soccer), Becky Dru (field hockey), Kyle Gilbert (women's volleyball), Krista Hardebeck (women's tennis), John Morrissey (men's tennis), Mariah Nogueira (women's soccer), Patrick Rodgers (men's golf), and Oliver Toole (sailing).