WSU safety Shalom Luani named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

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.