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5 Beavers Pac-12 Honorable Mention

Victor Bolden received recognition as a kick returner when the Pac-12 All Conference team was named.
Victor Bolden received recognition as a kick returner when the Pac-12 All Conference team was named.
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It was a rough season for Oregon State, and an 0-9 conference campaign doesn't usually springboard anybody onto an All-Conference list, but there was some recognition for 5 Beavers who had some individual accomplishments of note, and got Honorable Mentions when the Pac-12 All-Conference team as selected by the Pac-12 Coaches was announced today.

Victor Bolden was named, not as a WR, his normal job, but he did get acknowledged as a Kick Returner, after taking both a kickoff and a punt back for a touchdown.

Injuries and illness shook up the offensive line, but Josh Mitchell made every start at center, anchoring the line, and Isaac Seumalo made starts at both right guard and left tackle, frequently grading out the best of the linemen, and both were recognized for their efforts.

In multiple games, punter Nick Porebski was the best offensive weapon on the field for Oregon State. That's not a good situation, but that's not his fault, and deserved to be essentially named the 3rd best punter in the conference.

And Kyle Peko, after persevering for 2 years to even get on the field, responded with a strong season, playing at both DT in a 4 man front and NG when the Beavers used a 3 man front, before also playing some at DE. It earned him a spot on the All-Conference list as well.

UPDATE: The Player and Coach of the Year Awards were announced this evening, after the announcement of the team.

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year.

Washington State's Mike Leach and Stanford's David Shaw are the Pac-12 Co-Coaches of the Year.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen of UCLA is the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, and USC linebacker Cameron Smith is the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici of Arizona State is the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Here's the complete All-Conference list:


First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Luke Falk, So., Washington State QB Kevin Hogan, Sr., Stanford
QB Jared Goff, Jr., California
RB Royce Freeman, So., Oregon RB Devontae Booker, Sr., Utah
RB Christian McCaffrey, So., Stanford RB Paul Perkins, Jr., UCLA
WR Kenny Lawler, Jr., California WR Bralon Addison, Jr.. Oregon
WR Gabe Marks, Jr., Washington State WR Darren Carrington, So., Oregon
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, So., USC WR Nelson Spruce, Sr., Colorado
TE Austin Hooper, Jr., Stanford TE Thomas Duarte, Jr., UCLA
OL Zach Banner, Jr., USC OL Jake Brendel, Sr., UCLA
OL Joe Dahl, Sr., Washington State OL J.J. Dielman, Jr., Utah
OL Joshua Garnett, Sr., Stanford OL Conor McDermott, Jr., UCLA
OL Tyler Johnstone, Sr, Oregon OL Christian Westerman, Sr., Arizona State
OL Kyle Murphy, Sr., Stanford OL Chad Wheeler, Jr., USC

First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL DeForest Buckner, Sr., Oregon DL Darryl Paulo, Sr., Washington State
DL Kenny Clark, Jr., UCLA DL Delvon Simmons, Sr., USC
DL Lowell Lotulelei, So., Utah DL Taniela Tupou, Sr., Washington
DL Aziz Shittu, Sr., Stanford DL Destiny Vaeao, Sr., Washington State
DL Antwaun Woods, Sr., USC
LB Su’a Cravens, Jr., USC (2) LB Travis Feeney, Sr., Washington
LB Blake Martinez, Sr., Stanford LB Deon Hollins, Jr., UCLA
LB Gionni Paul, Sr., Utah LB Jared Norris, Sr., Utah
DB Budda Baker, So., Washington DB Chidobe Awuzie, Jr., Colorado
DB Adoree’ Jackson, So., USC DB Randall Goforth, Jr., UCLA
DB Sidney Jones, So., Washington DB Ronnie Harris, Sr., Stanford
DB Marcus Williams, So., Utah DB Jaleel Wadood, So., UCLA

First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Aidan Schneider, So., Oregon PK Ka’imi Fairbairn, Sr., UCLA
P Tom Hackett, Sr., Utah (3) P Drew Riggleman, Sr., Arizona
RS Christian McCaffrey, So., Stanford RS Adoree’ Jackson, So., USC
AP/ST Charles Nelson, So., Oregon AP/ST Soma Vainuku, Sr., USC

AP/ST=All-Purpose/Special Teams Player (not a kicker or returner)RS=Return Specialist

(2) Two-time first team selection

(3) Three-time first team selection


ARIZONA: DL Reggie Gilbert, Sr.; DB Will Parks, Sr.; PK Casey Skowron, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE: DB Lloyd Carrington, Sr.; LB Salamo Fiso, Jr.; LB Antonio Longino, Sr.; DB Jordan Simone, Sr.; DL Tashon Smallwood, So.; OL Vi Teofilo, Sr.

CALIFORNIA: TE Stephen Anderson, Sr.; OL Chris Borrayo, Jr.; DL Kyle Kragen, Sr.; DB Stefan McClure, Sr.; LB Hardy Nickerson, Jr.; WR Bryce Treggs, Sr.

COLORADO: TE Sean Irwin, Jr.; SS Tedric Thompson, Jr.

OREGON: QB Vernon Adams Jr., Sr.; DL Alex Balducci, Sr.; OL Matt Hegarty, Sr.; DB Tyree Robinson, So.

OREGON STATE: RS Victor Bolden, Jr.; OL Josh Mitchell, Sr.; DL Kyle Peko, Sr.; P Nick Porebski, So.; OL Isaac Seumalo, Jr.

STANFORD: LB Kevin Anderson, Sr.; OL Johnny Caspers, Sr.; FB Daniel Marx, So.; DL Brennan Scarlett, Sr.; OL Graham Shuler, Sr.; DL Solomon Thomas, So.; PK Conrad Ukropina, Sr.

UCLA: WR Jordan Payton, Sr.; DB Marcus Rios, Jr.; LB Aaron Wallace, Sr.

USC: RB Justin Davis, Jr.; RB Ronald Jones, Fr.; QB Cody Kessler, Sr.; OL Damien Mama, So.; LB Cameron Smith, Fr.

UTAH: OL Isaac Asiata, Jr.; RS Britain Covey, Fr.; DL Jason Fanaika, Sr.; PK Andy Phillips, Jr.

WASHINGTON: DL Greg Gaines, Fr.; RB Myles Gaskin, Fr.; DB Kevin King, Jr.; LB Cory Littleton, Sr.; TE Joshua Perkins, Sr.; LB Azeem Victor, So.

WASHINGTON STATE: DB Shalom Luani, Jr.; OL Cole Madison, So.; DL Hercules Mata’afa, Fr.; LB Peyton Pelluer, So.; OL Riley Sorenson, Jr.; WR Dom Williams, Sr.