Pair Of Rebels Named Players Of The Week|
Sept. 24, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Coming off its first shutout victory over a conference opponent since 1983, the UNLV football program earned two of the three Mountain West Conference Player of the Week awards, the league announced Monday.
Frank "The Tank" Summers (Oakland, CA/Skyline HS/Laney College) was named Offensive Co-Player of the Week along with Wyoming running back Devin Moore. Summers had a breakout game with 190 yards on 29 carries to lead his team offensively in the 27-0 win over Utah Saturday night. The junior-college transfer rushed for two touchdowns and also added a third with a 29-yard catch and run. He became the first Rebel to score three touchdowns in a game since Dyante Perkins did it vs. Wyoming in 2003.
Summers' rushing total was the 18th-best in school history and the most by a Rebel since Larry Croom's 222-yard day at Colorado State in 2002.
Linebacker Beau Bell (Tustin, CA/Tustin HS) earned his second career Defensive Player of the Week Award by leading his program to its first shutout in seven years. Bell finished with 10 total tackles, including seven solo, a pass breakup and one forced fumble that thwarted an early Utah drive. After helping his team defeat Utah for the first time since 1979, the senior leads the conference and is 25th in the nation with 10.25 tackles per game. He is also tied for second nationally with three forced fumbles after four games. Bell won his other award following UNLV's victory over San Diego State on Oct. 8, 2005.
This marks the first time since that 13-10 win over the Aztecs that UNLV has multiple MWC winners in the same week and is the first time it includes both an offensive and defensive player from the Rebels since defeating Toledo to open the 2003 season.
New Mexico place-kicker John Sullivan was named the MWC Special Teams Player of the Week.