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Arizona’s Khalil Tate, Colin Schooler named Pac-12 Players of the Week

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Tate is the first player since 1988 to be named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week three consecutive weeks

Arizona v California Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Khalil Tate made history yet again Monday.

The Arizona Wildcats quarterback was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, the first conference player to do that since USC’s Rodney Peete in 1988.

Tate had 17 carries for 137 yards and a touchdown, while going 10 for 15 for 166 yards and two touchdowns and an interception through the air in Arizona’s 45-44 double overtime against Cal.

Tate has racked up 694 yards and seven scores on the ground over the past three weeks, while completing 31 of 41 passes for 468 yards, four touchdown, and one interception.

Arizona is 3-0 since he took over as UA’s full-time quarterback.

Joining Tate as Pac-12 Player of the Week is his teammate, Colin Schooler.

The true freshman linebacker had a career-high 15 tackles and a forced fumble Saturday vs. Cal.

Of course, Schooler also broke up a pass on a Cal two-point conversion in the second overtime to seal the victory for Arizona.

Schooler has 41 tackles (4.5 tackles for loss), one sack, two forced fumbles and an interception this season.

He is Arizona’s first defensive player to earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors since Scooby Wright in 2014, and UA’s first freshman to earn the honor since cornerback Shaquille Richardson in 2010.

Tate and Schooler are the first Wildcats to win Pac-12 Player of the Week honors in the same week since 2014 when Nick Wilson (offense) and Drew Riggleman (special teams) did it.


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