Dye had a spectacular breakout performance last Saturday against the UC Davis Aggies in which he had 11 total tackles (seven solos), 4.5 tackles for loss, which leads the nation and a sack among those TFLs. Not only that, he blocked a field goal on special teams.
Oregon beat UCD 53-28.
Dye is from Norco, Calif., Norco HS, where he was coached by his older brother Tony.
With the announcement, Dye is the first Oregon player to so honored by the conference this season and is the first true freshman from Oregon to be named a conference player of the week for the first week.
Oregon will be at home next Saturday when Virginia comes to Autzen Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. klckoff in a game that will be broadcast by ESPN.