September 13, 2007

Aaron Perez coming into his own

As soon as punter Aaron Perez launched that punt against USC in the closing seconds of game those in the audience no matter what color they were wearing knew it was over and the Bruins had arguably the biggest upset of the year. UCLA's consolation prize was keeping their archrival out of the NCAA National Championship game and shutting up their family and friends who happen to be Trojans for a year.

Another prize that not many were aware of was the maturation of a punter with a lot of talent who was very inconsistent start to come into his own.

Perez earned Pac 10 Special Teams player of the week after an outstanding performance that kept BYU pinned inside the 20 for much of the game.

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