Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams from Palo Alto High is one of five nominees for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award for Week 6 after helping the Packers pull off a big win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Adams caught six passes for 77 yards in a 27-24 the victory over host Miami, none more important than the 12-yard gain on quarterback Aaron Rodgers' fake spike play in the waning moments.
Adams got the ball down to the Miami 4-yard line and got out of bounds to stop the clock with six seconds left. Rodgers hit tight end Andrew Quarless for the winning touchdown on the next play.
The other Rookie of the Week nominees are Chargers RB Branden Oliver, Browns RB Isaiah Crowell, Broncos CB Bradley Roby and 49ers CB Dontae Johnson.
Adams ranks third on the team with 16 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown. He's averaging 10.4 yards per catch. He trails only Jordy Nelson (43 catches, 632 yards) and Randall Cobb (29 for 331).
Fans can vote for Adams at www.nfl.com/rookies through Friday at 2 p.m. CT.
Palo Alto High grad Melanie Wade is helping the University of Washington women's team remain undefeated this season.
Wade, a junior, had five kills, hit .308, with two digs and eight block assists in a 21-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 victory over Oregon last weekend. The Huskies improved to 6-0 in the Pac-12 and 17-0 overall.
Earlier, Wade had three kills with four digs and four block assists in a 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 triumph over Oregon State.
Washington remains tied with Stanford (6-0, 16-0) in the Pac-12 race. The teams meet only once during the regular season, set for Nov. 26 in Seattle.
In the Ivy League, Yale (4-1, 8-6) moved into a tie for first place with Princeton (4-1, 9-6) with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-12 victory on Saturday. Sacred Heart Prep grad Sarah Daschbach had 16 digs for the losing Tigers.