USC's Bryson Shaw earns Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honor
It was quite the return to play for USC’s Bryson Shaw.
The redshirt junior defensive back was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his part in the Trojans’ 45-37 victory over Arizona. Shaw had seven tackles, one tackle for loss, a pass breakup, and an interception.
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A transfer into the program this offseason from Ohio State, Shaw earned his most extensive action of the season on Saturday against the Wildcats and turned in his best performance. He picked off Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura in the third quarter and returned it for 17 yards to help set up a USC touchdown on the very next play.
As a team, USC ranks fourth nationally in interceptions (13) and leads the Pac-12. Shaw could see more work in the secondary going forward. He’d seen just 22 snaps over the first seven games of the season but earned 70 in the Arizona win, according to Pro Football Focus’ very unofficial snap counts.
The Trojans return home on Saturday to face Cal at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.