Arizona safety Tra’mayne Bondurant was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Here is an excerpt from the release:
Bondurant, a junior from Vallejo, Calif., led the Wildcat defense in a 35-0 shutout against Northern Arizona on Friday night. The Arizona safety collected a game-high seven tackles, including one for loss, and picked off a pair of passes. The first one came just after half time when Bondurant stepped in front of a tipped pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown, his second career interception return for a score. Later in the third quarter he jumped in front of another pass, securing his first career multi-interception game.
Bondurant received the designation for the first time and was the first Wildcat to be named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week since linebacker Marquis Flowers for the week of Oct. 29, 2012. Linebacker Jake Fischer also won the award last year for the week of Sept. 3, 2012.
Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson was named Offensive Player of the Week, while California’s Vincenzo D’Amato was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins, who rushed for 139 yards on 12 carries, was nominated for Offensive Player of the Week. He was the only other Wildcat nominated.