Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Isiah Myers (88) is congratulated by teammate Theron West (24) after a second half touchdown against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cougars 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mark J. Rebilas USA Today
Washington State junior safety Shalom Luani has been named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week for his performance against Oregon State on Saturday.
Luani recorded a game-high 11 tackles, eight solo, with two interceptions and a pass breakup in Washington State's 52-31 win over Oregon State.
His first interception late in the fourth quarter was returned 84 yards for a touchdown, the Cougars first pick-six since 2013. Luani added a second interception on Oregon State's next possession.
Luani is the fourth Pac-12 player this season with two interceptions in a game and recorded the longest pick-six in the Pac-12 this season.