Sept. 27, 1999
Washington sophomore strong safety Hakim Akbar has been named the Pac-10 Conference's defensive player of the week. Akbar, a native of Riverside, Calif., keyed the Washington defense it the Huskies' 31-24 win against Colorado. He was credited with 10 tackles, four unassisted, as Washington limited Colorado, which averaged 527.3 yers per game entering the contest, to 289 yards of total offense.
Akbar is the second Husky player to be honored this season. Last week freshman Paul Arnold was named a co- player of the week for special teams after he set a UW school record with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Air Force.
This week's offensive player of the week was Stanford's Troy Walter, who had nine receptoins for 278 yards in the Cardinal 42-32 win vs. UCLA. California's Deltha O'Neal returned four kickoffs for 120 yards, and two punts for 24 yards, to help the Golden Bears to a 24-23 victory against Arizona State, and to earn special teams player of the week honors.