Stanford's Thomas earns conference football honors again


Stanford junior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, the conference announced Monday.

Thomas posted a career-high 12 tackles, 10 solo, and added 1.5 sacks to propel Stanford to a 17-10 road victory over Notre Dame on Saturday.

Solomon Thomas
The communication major also forced a fumble at the Notre Dame 14-yard line on the final play of the game to seal the win. It was the fewest points the Cardinal has allowed in 31 all-time meetings with Notre Dame.

Stanford's defense shut out the Fighting Irish in the second half and accounted for nine points (interception return for a touchdown and safety) to rally the Cardinal from a 10-point halftime deficit.

Thomas earned the same recognition on Sept. 26 after he had three tackles, 2 tackles for loss, one sack and a fumble return for a touchdown in a 22-13 victory at UCLA.

Prior to Thomas, Stanford's last Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week was Peter Kalambayi on Sept. 29, 2014.

The Cardinal plays host to Colorado Saturday at noon

— Stanford Athletics


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