Sept. 17, 2007
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 loss to No. 10 Ohio State are fullback Paul Homer, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, tailback/returner Louis Rankin, quarterback Ronnie Fouch, linebacker Cort Dennison and cornerback Marquis Persley.
Homer, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., distinguished himself with his blocking in the backfield and for his three carries and one reception. He also had a kickoff return on special teams.
Te'o-Nesheim, a junior from Waikoloa, Hawaii, was the defensive honoree. He collected a career-high seven tackles.
Rankin, the Huskies' starting tailback from Stockton, Calif., was honored for his play on special teams. Aside from the touchdown he scored on offense, he also had three kickoff returns for 86 yards, including one for 41 yards.
Fouch and Persley, both freshmen from Redlands, Calif., and Dennison, a freshman from Salt Lake City, were all honored for their work on the Huskies' service teams.