Football Writers Association of America Nov. 11, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Senior leads ball-hawking effort vs. UCLA

DALLAS (FWAA) Washington State's Erik Coleman (Spokane, Wash.) is the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Cougars' 31-13 victory over UCLA this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The 5-10, 205-pound senior free safety made 10 tackles (nine unassisted) and had a hand in four UCLA turnovers. He intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles. He also broke up a pass. The Bruins committed seven turnovers and converted on third down only four times in 18 tries.

For the third straight season, a panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) has selected the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

Coleman will be added to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player in college football) which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

2003 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech
Sept. 16: Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV
Sept. 23: Corey Webster, LSU
Sept. 30: Usama Young, Kent State
Oct. 7: Dave Ball, UCLA
Oct. 14: Jorge Cordova, Nevada
Oct. 21: Keiwan Ratliff, Florida
Oct. 28: Janssen Patton, Bowling Green
Nov. 4: Derrick Johnson, Texas
Nov. 11: Erik Coleman, Washington State

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