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UCLA freshman linebacker Myles Jack named Pac-12 offensive player of the week

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UCLA true freshman linebacker Myles Jack was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week for his performance against Arizona.

Yes, you read that right.

Jack played on the offensive side of the ball for the first time in his career and rushed for 120 yards on just six carries to boost UCLA to a 31-26 win over the Wildcats. His fourth quarter 66-yard touchdown run helped extend the Bruins’ lead late in the fourth quarter. The run was the fourth longest by a freshman in UCLA history.

Jack was dominant at linebacker too, registering eight tackles, a tackle for loss two pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

“It’s remarkable, but it doesn’t surprise me,” head coach Jim Mora said after the win. “I’ve been fortunate to know this young man since he was about 12 years old. I don’t think that anything he’s ever done or is going to do is gonna surprise me.”

For the season, Jack is tied for third on the Bruins with 62 total tackles and five tackles for loss. Jack also has one interception, nine pass break-ups, ten passes defended and a blocked kick.

Yeah, he's pretty good.

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