The Pac-12 has released their 2012 All-Conference honors list, and 4 Oregon St. players were named to the first team, with 6 more receiving Honorable Mention.
Sr. CB Jordan Poyer, who was a 2nd team All-Pac-12 choice last year, moved up to the first team, as did Sr. WR Markus Wheaton, above, and So. DE Scott Crichton, below, both of whom were Honorable Mention last season. They were joined by Sr. Jordan Jenkins, who was named for his special teams work.
Oregon St.'s Honorable Mention players this year include So. WR Brandin Cooks, Jr. OG Grant Enger, Jr. DB Raashad Reynolds, So. placekicker Trevor Romaine, Sr. DT Andrew Seumalo, and Fr. center Issac Seumalo.
The Offensive Player of the Year is USC So. WR Marquise Lee, who was co-Freshman Offensive Player of the Year last year, and established new Pac-12 single season records this year for receptions and receiving yards of 112 catches for 1,680 yards.
The Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year is Arizona St. Jr. DE Will Sutton. Sutton leads the Pac-12 in tackles for loss per game (and ranks 5th in the FBS), with 1.82, and is also 3rd in the conference (and 12th in the nation) in sacks, with .95 per game, 10.5 for the season.
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, after leading the Cardinal to first place in the Pac-12 Northern Division, and the home field for the Pac-12 Championship game. The Cardinal not only defeated pre-season media favorite USC, they also (with a freshman quarterback making his first 3 starts) beat Oregon St., Oregon, and UCLA, the top 3 other teams in the conference, on consecutive Saturdays, the latter 2 games being on the road.
The Freshman Offensive Player of the Year is Oregon QB Marcus Mariotta, above, who led the Ducks to an 11-1 record, a top 5 ranking, and a highly probable BCS at-large berth. Mariotta tied the Oregon school record for touchdown passes in a game, with 6 against California, and set the Pac-8/10/12 record for touchdown throws in a season, at 30. Mariotta was also the conference's most efficient passer.
The Freshman Defensive Player of the Year is USC DE Leonard Williams. Williams posted 7.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss, and had 50 tackles, 30 solo. He also had an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries.
Here's the complete list:
2012 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
First Team Offense
QB Marcus Mariota, Fr., Oregon
RB Kenjon Barner, Sr., Oregon
RB Ka’Deem Carey, So., Arizona
WR Marqise Lee, So., USC
WR Markus Wheaton, Sr., Oregon State
TE Zach Ertz, Sr., Stanford
OL Hroniss Grasu, So., Oregon
OL Khaled Holmes, Sr., USC
OL Brian Schwenke, Sr., California
OL Xavier Su’a-Filo, So., UCLA
OL David Yankey, Jr., Stanford
Second Team Offense
QB Matt Scott, Sr., Arizona
RB Johnathan Franklin, Sr., UCLA
RB Stepfan Taylor, Sr., Stanford
WR Austin Hill, So., Arizona
WR Robert Woods, Jr., USC
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, So., Washington
OL Jeff Baca, Sr., UCLA
OL David Bakhtiari, Jr., Colorado
OL Sam Brenner, Sr., Utah
OL Kevin Danser, Sr., Stanford
OL Sam Schwartzstein, Sr., Stanford
First Team Defense
DL Scott Crichton, So., Oregon State
DL Dion Jordan, Sr., Oregon
DL Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah (2)
DL Will Sutton, Jr., Arizona State
LB Anthony Barr, Jr., UCLA
LB Trent Murphy, Sr., Stanford
LB Chase Thomas, Sr., Stanford (2)
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, So., Oregon
DB Joran Poyer, Sr., Oregon State
DB Ed Reynolds, Jr., Stanford
DB Desmond Trufant, Sr., Washington
Second Team Defense
DL Henry Anderson, Jr., Stanford
DL Morgan Breslin, Jr., USC
DL Ben Gardner, Sr., Stanford
DL Datone Jones, Sr., UCLA
LB Kiko Alonso, Sr., Oregon
LB Michael Clay, Sr., Oregon
LB Brandon Magee, Sr., Arizona State
DB Deone Bucannon, Jr., Washington State
DB Alden Darby, Jr., Arizona State
DB T.J. McDonald, Sr., USC
DB Nickell Robey, Jr., USC
First Team Specialists
PK Vince D'Amato, Jr., California
P Jeff Locke, Sr., UCLA
RS Reggie Dunn, Sr., Utah
ST Jordan Jenkins, Sr., Oregon State
Second Team Specialists
PK Andrew Furney, Jr., Washington State
P Josh Hubner, Sr., Arizona State
RS Marqise Lee, So., USC
ST David Allen, Sr., UCLA
RS=return specialist ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner) (2) Two-time first team selection
Offensive Player of the Year: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Will Sutton, DL, Arizona State
Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Leonard Williams, DL, USC
Coach of the Year: David Shaw, Stanford
ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION
ARIZONA: WR Dan Buckner, Sr.; LB Jake Fischer, Jr.; OL Kyle Quinn, Sr.; DB Jared Tevis, So.
ARIZONA STATE: LB Carl Bradford, So.; DB Deveron Carr, Sr.; TE Chris Coyle, Jr.; OL Evan Finkenberg, Jr.; RB D.J. Foster, Fr.; RB Marlon Grice, Jr.; DT Jaxon Hood, Fr.; DB Osahon Irabor, Jr.; DB Keelan Johnson, Sr.; QB Taylor Kelly, So.; RS Rashad Ross, Sr.
CALIFORNIA: WR Keenan Allen, Jr.; RS Brendan Bigelow, So.; DB Josh Hill, Sr.; LB Chris McCain, So; ST Avery Sebastian, So.; DB Steve Williams, Jr.
COLORADO: DB Kenneth Crawley, Fr.; TE Nick Kasa, Sr.; OL Alex Lewis, So.; DB Marques Moseley, Fr.; OL Daniel Munyer, So.; P Darragh O’Neill, So.; DL Will Perciak, Sr.; RB Christian Powell, Fr.; OL Yuri Wright, Fr.
OREGON: OL Jake Fisher, So.; DL Taylor Hart, Jr.; WR Josh Huff, Jr.; DL Wade Keliikipi, Jr.; TE Colt Lyerla, So.; DB Terrance Mitchell, So.; DL Isaac Remington, Sr.; RS De’Anthony Thomas, So.
OREGON STATE: WR Brandin Cooks, So.; OL Grant Enger, Jr.; DB Raashad Reynolds, Jr.; PK Trevor Romaine, So.; DL Andrew Seumalo; OL Issac Seumalo, Fr.;
STANFORD: DB Usua Amanam, Sr.; DB Terrence Brown, Sr.; DB Alex Carter, Fr.; ST Alex Debniak, Sr.; OL Cameron Fleming, Jr.; RB Ryan Hewitt, Sr.; QB Kevin Hogan, So.; RS Ty Montgomery, So.; DB Jordan Richards, So.; LB Shayne Skov, Sr.; DL Terrence Stephens, Sr.; RS Drew Terrell, Sr.; TE Levine Toilolo, Sr.; P Daniel Zychlinski, Sr.;
UCLA: DB Andrew Abbott, Sr.; OL Jake Brendel, Fr.; WR Shaq Evans, Jr.; TE Joseph Fauria, Sr.; QB Brett Hundley, Fr.; LB Eric Kendricks, So.; DL Cassius Marsh, Jr.; RS Damien Thigpen, Jr.;
USC: LB Dion Bailey, So.; QB Matt Barkley, Sr.; ST Tony Burnett, Sr.; TE Xavier Grimble, So.; PK Andre Heidari, So.; DL Wes Horton, Sr.; OL John Martinez, Jr.; P Kyle Negrete, Sr.; LB Hayes Pullard, So.; RB Silas Redd, Jr.; OL Max Tuerk, Fr.; DL George Uko, So.; DL Leonard Williams, Fr.
UTAH: DB Brian Blechen, Jr.; DL Nate Fakahafua, So.; DL Joe Kruger, Jr.; TE Jake Murphy, So.; OL Jeremiah Poutasi, Fr.; LB Trevor Reilly, Jr.; DB Eric Rowe, So.; P Sean Sellwood, Sr.; OL Tevita Stevens, Sr.; RB John White, Sr.;
WASHINGTON: LB Travis Feeney, Fr.; ST Justin Glenn, Sr.; DL Andrew Hudson, So.; DB Sean Parker, Jr.; RB Bishop Sankey, So.; OL Drew Schaefer, Sr.; DL Danny Shelton, So.; LB Shaq Thompson, Fr.; LB John Timu, So.; WR Kasen Williams, So.;
WASHINGTON STATE: WR Brett Bartolone, Fr.; OL Elliott Bosch, Jr.; RS Teondray Caldwell, Fr.; LB Cyrus Coen, So.; DL Xavier Cooper, Fr.; LB Travis Long, Sr.; LB Darryl Monroe, Fr.; DB Daniel Simmons, Sr.
(Photos by Andy Wooldridge)