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Oregon St. defensive tackle Steven Paea, named the 2010 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, recorded on of his 14 career sacks against Arizona St.

<em>(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)</em>
Oregon St. defensive tackle Steven Paea, named the 2010 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, recorded on of his 14 career sacks against Arizona St. (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

The Pac-10 has announced the 2010 All- Conference teams, and Oregon St. defensive tackle Steven Paea is the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was named the Offensive Player of the Year, and Oregon coach Chip Kelly the Coach of the Year. USC WR Robert Woods was named the Offensive Freshman of the Year, and Arizona St. Defensive End Junior Onyeali the Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Paea, a senior from Los Altos, Calif., anchored the Beaver defense that ranked fourth in the Pac-10, and 24th. nationally, in sacks with 2.5 per game. Paea lead Oregon St. with 6 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Paea recorded 129 tackles during his career, including 29.5 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks, and also holds the school record, with nine forced fumbles.

Paea will head to Arizona after finals this week, to get a jump on training for the Senior Bowl, which he will play in next month, and the NFL pre-draft combine to be held in February.

Paea is joined on the first team by junior running back Jacquizz Rodgers, and senior center Alex Linnenkohl was named to the second team. Rodgers becomes the first Oregon St. player ever to be named to the first team three times.

Oregon St. players that received Honorable Mention include senior CB James Dockery, senior DL Gabe Miller, senior LB Keith Pankey, sophomore Jordan Poyer as a Kick Returner, junior OL Mike Remmers, senior LB Dwight Roberson, and sophomore Devin Unga for Special Teams play.

Luck, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, led a Stanford to an 11-1 record, the most wins in school history, and will participate in a BCS bowl game, the Orange Bowl, for the first time since 2000.  Luck, also an All-American quarterback, led the Pac-10, and was seventh in the nation, with a 166.1 passing efficiency rating.  Luck completed 245 of 349 passes for 3,051 yards, just the fourth 3,000 yard season in Stanford school history, and a school record 28 touchdowns, against only seven interceptions. Luck also rushed for 438 yards (8.6 yards per carry), establishing the single season record by a Stanford quarterback.  Under Luck’s leadership, the Cardinal averaged 40.3 points per game, scoring 30 or more points in 11 of 12 games, and averaged 467.3 yards in total offense.

First Team Offense
QB - Andrew Luck, So., Stanford
RB - LaMichael James, So., Oregon
RB - Owen Marecic, Sr., Stanford
RB - Jacquizz Rodgers, Jr., Oregon State
WR - Juron Criner, Jr., Arizona
WR - Jeff Maehl, Sr., Oregon
TE - David Paulson, Jr., Oregon
OL - Chase Beeler, Sr., Stanford
OL - David DeCastro, Jr., Stanford
OL - Jordan Holmes, Sr., Oregon
OL - Jonathan Martin, Jr., Stanford
OL - Tyron Smith, Jr., USC

First Team Defense
DL - Jurrell Casey, Jr., USC
DL - Cameron Jordan, Sr., California
DL - Steven Paea, Sr., Oregon State
DL - Brooks Reed, Sr., Arizona
LB - Akeem Ayers, Jr., UCLA
LB - Mason Foster, Sr., Washington
LB - Casey Matthews, Sr., Oregon
DB - Omar Bolden, Jr., Arizona State
DB - Chris Conte, Sr., California
DB - Talmadge Jackson, Sr., Oregon
DB - Rahim Moore, Jr., UCLA

First Team Specialists
PK - Nate Whitaker, Sr., Stanford
P - Bryan Anger, Jr., California
KOR - Robert Woods, Fr., USC
PR - Cliff Harris, So., Oregon
ST - Chike Amajoyi, Sr., Stanford

Second Team Offense
QB - Darron Thomas, So., Oregon
RB - Johnathan Franklin, So., UCLA
RB - Chris Polk, So., Washington
RB - Shane Vereen, Jr., California
WR - Doug Baldwin, Sr., Stanford
WR - Jermaine Kearse, Jr., Washington
TE - Coby Fleener, Sr., Stanford
OL - Colin Baxter, Sr., Arizona
OL - Adam Grant, Grad., Arizona
OL - Alex Linnenkohl, Sr., Oregon State
OL - Mitchell Schwartz, Jr., California
OL - Bo Thran, Sr., Oregon

Second Team Defense
DL - Brandon Bair, Sr., Oregon
DL - Ricky Elmore, Sr., Arizona
DL - Sione Fua, Sr., Stanford
DL - Kenny Rowe, Sr., Oregon
LB - Vontaze Burfict, So., Arizona State
LB - Mychal Kendricks, Jr., California
LB - Mike Mohamed, Sr., California
DB - Cliff Harris, So., Oregon
DB - Delano Howell, Jr., Stanford
DB - T.J. McDonald, So., USC
DB - Nate Williams, Sr., Washington

Second Team Specialists
PK - Kai Forbath, Sr., UCLA
P - Jeff Locke, So., UCLA
KOR - Omar Bolden, Jr., Arizona State
PR - Ronald Johnson, Sr., USC
ST - Bryson Littlejohn, Sr., Oregon

ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)


ALL-PAC-10 HONORABLE MENTION

ARIZONA: RB Keola Antolin, Jr.; WR David Douglas, Jr.; QB Nick Foles, Jr.; LB Paul Vassallo, Jr.

ARIZONA STATE: OL Garth Gerhart, Jr.; DL Lawrence Guy, Jr.; P Trevor Hankins, Sr.; DE Jamaar Jarrett, Jr.; LB Brandon Magee, Jr.; RB Cameron Marshall, So.; PR Jamal Miles, So.; WR Kerry Taylor, Sr.

CALIFORNIA: DB Sean Cattouse, Jr.; OL Chris Guarnero, Sr.; DB Darian Hagan, Sr.; LB D.J. Holt, Jr.; WR Marvin Jones, Jr.

OREGON: DB John Boyett, So.; DT Zac Clark, Sr.; WR D.J. Davis, Sr.; LB Spencer Paysinger, Sr.

OREGON STATE: DB James Dockery, Sr.; DL Gabe Miller, Sr.; LB Keith Pankey, Sr.; KR Jordan Poyer, So.; OL Mike Remmers, Jr.; LB Dwight Roberson, Sr.; ST Devin Unga, So.

STANFORD: OL Derek Hall, Sr.; LB Thomas Keiser, Jr.; DL Matthew Masifilo, Sr.; LB Owen Marecic, Sr.; OL Andrew Phillips, Sr.; TE Konrad Reuland, Sr.; DB Richard Sherman, Sr.; LB Shayne Skov, So.; RB Stepfan Taylor, So.; PR Drew Terrell, So.; LB Chase Thomas, Jr.; DB Michael Thomas, Jr.; WR Ryan Whalen, Sr.

UCLA: ST Derrick Coleman, Jr.; DB Tony Dye, Jr.; OL Ryan Taylor, Sr.; LB Sean Westgate, Jr.

USC: QB Matt Barkley, So.; E Rhett Ellison, Jr.; ST Chris Galippo, Jr.; RB Stanley Havili, Sr.; OL Khaled Holmes, So.; WR Ronald Johnson, Sr.; OL Kristofer O'Dowd, Sr.; CB Nickell Robey, Fr.; WR Robert Woods, Fr.

WASHINGTON: LB Victor Aiyewa, Sr.; QB Jake Locker, Sr.; DL Alameda Ta'Amu, Jr.

WASHINGTON STATE: P Reid Forrest, Sr.; OL B.J. Guerra, Jr.; WR Jared Karsetter, Jr.; DE Travis Long, So.; DB Tyree Toomer, So.; QB Jeff Tuel, So.; OL Zack Williams, Sr.; WR Marquess Wilson, Fr.

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