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Devontae Booker named Athlon's National Player of the Week

After a massive effort against Oregon State, Devontae Booker is getting some national awards.

Steve Dykes

I guess single handily carrying an offense with 229 yards, three touchdowns, and the game winning score in double overtime in a road conference game will get you some national love. That's exactly what has happened for Utah stud running back Devontae Booker, also know as "The Beast."

Booker was the bright spot for the Utah offense Thursday night. He was unstoppable, as he gouged through OSU's defense over-and-over again, he juked, ran by, and ran over would be tacklers. Booker had a performance very reminiscent of John White IV, the Beavers knew what was coming, but couldn't stop it. Currently, Booker is 2nd in the conference in rushing yards per-game at 123.7. He's also 3rd in the conference in total rush yards (742), but with one less game than the guys in front of him (Javorius Allen, USC - 909 yards; Paul Perkins, UCLA - 816 yards).

Devontae Booker joins Utah linebacker Gionni Paul as an Athlon National Player of the Week award winner, although Paul was named as defensive player of the week, and not the overall national player of the week like Booker.

Make sure to head over to Athlon to see everything they had to say about Booker, as well as the other award winners for this week. Click here to see their complete write-up.