Sept. 15, 1997
ASU Players of the Week
Each week, Arizona State chooses worthy student-athletes as its Players of the Week. This week's winners are:
Football - Offense
J.R. Redmond totaled 253 all-purpose yards while rushing for 105 yards on 12 carries in ASU's 23-12 win at Miami. The sophomore set a career-high with five catches for 46 yards while coming up with a 50-yard run and 37-yard punt return.
Senior Rush Tackle|
Redmond leads the Pac-10 and is seventh in the country in rushing, averaging 140.5 ypg while also leading the conference and ranking second in the nation with 253.5 all-purpose yards per game.
Football - Defense
Jeremy Staat anchored an ASU defense that limited Miami's offense to two field goals and 68 yards rushing. It was the first time Miami had been held without an offensive touchdown at home since 1984. Staat recorded five tackles including two sacks resulting in 21 yards lost.
Football - Special Teams
Placekicker Robert Nycz continued to be automatic in 1997, hitting all three of his field goal attempts at Miami from 34, 33 and 27 yards. Nycz is a perfect 5 for 5 on three-point attempts while also extending his extra-point string to 72 with seven successful PATs this season.
In Arizona State 6-2 victory over Utah State, freshman forward Karine Inoue tallied four points, including a goal and two assists. Her second assist was to Sarah Blaska for the game winner. Inoue leads the Sun Devils in points (8) and is tied for the team-high in goals (3). Additionally, Inoue is second on the team in assists with two.