Stanford's Thomas earns Pac-12 weekly defensive football honor


Junior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Thomas anchored a Stanford defense that held UCLA to just 13 points, 77 rushing yards and 2.3 yards per carry. The communication major had three tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack on Saturday. He returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game to seal Stanford's 22-13 road victory over the Bruins.

Solomon Thomas
This is Stanford's first Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week since Peter Kalambayi earned the accolade on Sept. 29, 2014. This is the first career Pac-12 weekly honor for Thomas, who was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention honoree last season.

The Cardinal is set for a top-10 showdown at No. 10 Washington on Friday night in Seattle. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN.

— Stanford Athletics

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