BOULDER -  Wide receiver Paul Richardson (football) and outside hitter Kerra Schroeder (volleyball) gave Buff fans something to talk about with their exceptional performances. The two athletes commanded attention for their play and were named CU Athletes of the Week for September 5-11.

Richardson had a record-setting performance on Saturday when California came to Boulder to take on the Buffs. The sophomore caught 11 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns (66, 78 yards) in CU's devastating 36-33 overtime loss to the Bears. His 287 receiving yards were the most in a single game in CU history, and it was the third 200-plus game for an athlete in Colorado football. He also tied the single game reception record (11), and 10 of his 11 catches were for first downs (another CU best for a receiver).

The 6-1 receiver also had one rush for nine yards and a four yard punt return for a total of 297 all-purpose yards. He now sits at No. 3 overall for most two-TD games (4). After Saturday, Richardson has made six career plays of 50 yards or longer, and his 10 catches have accumulated 362 total yards (3,60,62,4,3,50,15,21,66 and 78).

He also became the first Buffalo in school history to be named a player of the week by the Pac-12.

Schroeder led the Buffs to a 2-2 record at the Rose Hill Classic in New York. In four matches, she claimed 67 kills, 43 digs and six blocks for 74.0 points while also hitting .200. Schroeder helped her team rally from a 0-2 deficit against St. John's with a season-high 26 kills and a career-high 16 kills to a 3-2 victory.

Over the weekend, Schroeder had three double-doubles and averaged 4.19 kills, 2.69 digs, 0.38 blocks and 4.62 points per set. She was also named to the all-tournament team for her work.

Also nominated this week was Carly Bolyard (soccer).

Bolyard shared a team high four shots with one on goal in Colorado's 1-0 loss to Denver on Sunday. So far this season, she is one of two freshmen to start every game and is one of four newcomers to play in all six matches. Bolyard and the Buffs outshot the Pioneers 17-8, but could not find the back of the net for the tie.