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Unjversity of Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault is the Pac-12 offensive player of the week after scoring four touchdowns and accounting for 140 yards of offense in the Buffs’ 28-21 win over Arizona State on Saturday.

Colorado’s Laviska Shenault has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week for the second time this season.

Shenault scored four touchdowns and accounted for 140 yards in total offense in CU’s 28-21 win against Arizona State on Saturday.

Shenault joins Sefo Liufau and Tedric Thompson – both in 2016 – as the only Buffs to be named Pac-12 player of the week twice in the same season. In the past 16 years, Liufau and Shenault are the only CU offensive players to earn conference player of the week twice in a season.

Against the Sun Devils, Shenault caught 13 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 13 yards and two touchdowns.

Through the first five games for the 19th-ranked Buffs (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12), Shenault has four 100-yard receiving performances. He has caught at least one touchdown pass in every game and has 10 total touchdowns this season.

Shenault has caught 51 passes for 708 yards this season and leads the country in receptions and receiving yards per game.

This is CU’s third player of the week honor this season. Linebacker Nate Landman was the defensive player of the week after the season opener.

Utah’s Jaylon Johnson was named defensive player of the week, while the Utes’ Matt Gay was the special teams player of the week.

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