The All-Pac-10 Football Team has been announced and three Huskies are represented, all on the second team — receiver Jermaine Kearse, defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and linebacker Donald Butler.
Also, WR Devin Aguilar, OLB Mason Foster, OG Senio Kelemete, QB Jake Locker, TB Chris Polk, C Ryan Tolar and CB Desmond Trufant were all named honorable mention.
All the awards are voted on by the conference coaches and obviously that gives great insight into which players opposing coaches feel are the best among the Huskies.
Locker obviously may be somewhat of a surprise that he didn’t get a higher honor given his rising draft status, but it was a competitive year at the QB spot this season. Polk also probably could have gotten at least second team mention most years but there were a lot of good TBs in the conference this season.
It’s the third straight year UW has not had a played named to the All-Pac-10 First Team. The last time it happened was 2006 when C.J. Wallace was honored. In fact, he’s the only UW player to be named to the First Team since 2003.
In the major awards, Stanford RB Toby Gerhart was named offensive player of the year; DT Brian Price of UCLA was named defensive player of the year; Oregon’s Chip Kelly was named coach of the year; Oregon RB LaMichael James was named offensive freshman of the year and ASU LB Vontaze Burfict was named defensive freshman of the year. Here’s the release from the Pac-10 web site.
And here are the complete teams:
Offense (first team/second team)
QB Sean Canfield, Sr., Oregon State/Jeremiah Masoli, Jr., Oregon
RB Toby Gerhart, Sr., Stanford/Jahvid Best, Jr., California
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, So., Oregon State /LaMichael James, Fr., Oregon
WR James Rodgers, Jr., Oregon State /Chris McGaha, Sr., Arizona State
WR Damian Williams, Jr., USC / Jermaine Kearse, So., Washington
TE Ed Dickson, Sr., Oregon/Jim Dray, Sr., Stanford
OL Chris Marinelli, Sr., Stanford/Colin Baxter, Jr., Arizona
OL Mike Tepper, Sr., California/ Chase Beeler, Jr., Stanford
OL Jeff Byers, Sr., USC/Kenny Alfred, Sr., Washington State
OL Charles Brown, Sr., USC /Adam Grant, Gr., Arizona
OL Gregg Peat, Sr., Oregon State/Shawn Lauvao, Sr., Arizona State
Defense (first team/second team)
DL Brian Price, Jr., UCLA/Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, Sr., Washington
DL Stephen Paea, Jr., Oregon State/Everson Griffen, Jr., USC
DL Tyson Alualu, Sr., California/Will Tukuafu, Sr., Oregon
DL Dexter Davis, Sr., Arizona State/Earl Mitchell, Sr., Arizona
LB Keaton Kristick, Sr., Oregon State/Donald Butler, Sr., Washington
LB Mike Mohamed, Jr., California/Xavier Kelley, Gr., Arizona
LB Reggie Carter, Sr., UCLA/Casey Matthews, Jr., Oregon
DB Rahim Moore, So., UCLA/Cam Nelson, Sr., Arizona
DB Syd’Quan Thompson, Sr., California/Josh Pinkard, Sr., USC
DB Taylor Mays, Sr., USC/Trevin Wade, So., Arizona
DB Alterraun Verner, Sr., UCLA/Kevin Thomas, Sr., USC
Special teams (first team/second team)
PK Kai Forbath, Jr., UCLA/Justin Kahut, Jr., Oregon State
P Bryan Anger, So., California/Jeff Locke, Fr., UCLA
KOR Chris Owusu, So., Stanford/Terrence Austin, Sr., UCLA
PR Damian Williams, Jr., USC/Kyle Williams, Sr., Arizona State
ST Suaesi Tuimaunei, Jr., Oregon State/Garrett Green, Sr., USC