Release Date: 09/18/06DENVER, Colo. - Warrior running back Nate Ilaoa was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Hawai'i's 42-13 win over UNLV Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
The senior from Stafford, Va., rushed nine times for a season-high 104 yards (11.6 yards per rush) and two touchdowns. Ilaoa, who earned an extra year of eligibility last spring, also posted three receptions for 32 yards. He currently leads the Warriors with 13 carries for 131 yards and two scores, and is third on the team with eight catches for 81 yards.
Last season, Ilaoa led the Warriors with 85 carries for 643 yards and six touchdowns, along with 36 receptions for 274 yards and one score. This is his first WAC Player of the Week honor.