Oct. 30, 2006
SEATTLE - After each game, Coach Tyrone Willingham and the Husky football coaching staff will name the Huskies' Pepsi Players of the Game for that week's performance. The winners following the UW's 26-23 overtime loss to Arizona State are receiver Sonny Shackelford, safety C.J. Wallace, kicker Michael Braunstein, fullback Paul Homer, linebacker Donald Butler and linebacker Joshua Gage.
Shackelford, a senior from Los Angeles, caught three passes for 18 yards, but mostly distinguished himself with a 41-yard touchdown pass to fellow wideout Anthony Russo, the first pass completion of his career after one attempt in each of the last two seasons.
Wallace, a senior from Sacramento, Calif., led the team with nine tackles. He had one tackle for a loss and forced a fumble.
Braunstein, junior from Gilbert, Ariz., booted a career-best three field goals, including a career-long 47-yarder in overtime.
Butler, a freshman from Sacramento, Calif., Homer, a freshman from Bellevue, Neb., and Gage, a sophomore from Huntington Beach, Calif., were honored for their work on the Huskies' service teams.