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Adoree’ named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

USC junior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson has been named the conference defensive player of the year by a vote of Pac-12 coaches, it was announced today.

Trojan quarterback Sam Darnold was named the conference freshman of the year.

OT’s Zach Banner and Chad Wheeler were named first-team all-conference, while Adoree’ was also named to the first team as a kick returner.

Five Trojans made the All-Pac-12 second team: tailback Ronald Jones II, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, offensive guard Damien Mama, defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu and inside linebacker Cameron Smith.

Darnold made All-Pac-12 honorable mention, as did defensive tackle Rasheem Green, defensive end Porter Gustin, safety Chris Hawkins, inside linebacker Michael Hutchings, tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe, cornerback Iman Marshall, safety Leon McQuay III and wide receiver Darreus Rogers.

WeAreSC thoughts on all Trojans honored for All-Conference teams

Complete All-Pac-12 listings

First Team Offense                                                                          Second Team Offense

QB      Jake Browning, So., Washington                      QB      Luke Falk, Jr., Washington State

RB       Myles Gaskin, So, Washington                          RB       Ronald Jones II, So., USC

RB       Christian McCaffrey, Jr., Stanford (2)                RB       Phillip Lindsay, Jr., Colorado

WR     Gabe Marks, Sr., Washington State (2)             WR     Chad Hansen, Jr., California

WR     John Ross, Jr., Washington                               WR     JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr., USC

TE       Pharaoh Brown, Sr., Oregon                             TE       Nate Iese, Sr., UCLA

OL      Trey Adams, So., Washington                           OL      Isaac Asiata, Sr., Utah

OL      Zach Banner, Sr., USC (2)                                 OL      Sean Harlow, Sr., Oregon State

OL      Garett Bolles, Jr., Utah                                      OL      Jeromy Irwin, Jr., Colorado

OL      Jake Eldrenkamp, Sr., Washington                   OL      Damien Mama, Jr., USC

OL      Scott Quessenberry, Jr., UCLA                          OL      Conor McDermott, Sr., UCLA

OL      Chad Wheeler, Sr., USC                                   OL      Coleman Shelton, Jr., Washington

First Team Defense                                                     Second Team Defense

DL      Hunter Dimick, Sr., Utah                                   DL      Hercules Mata’afa, So., Washington State

DL      Tak McKinley, Sr., UCLA                                   DL      Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Sr., USC

DL      Elijah Qualls, Jr., Washington                          DL      Vita Vea, So., Washington

DL      Solomon Thomas, Jr., Stanford                         DL      JoJo Wicker, So., Arizona State

LB       Jayon Brown, Sr., UCLA                                    LB       Keishawn Bierra, Jr., Washington

LB       Jimmie Gilbert, Sr., Colorado                           LB       Koron Crump, Jr.; Arizona State

LB       Azeem Victor, Jr., Washington                         LB       Cameron Smith, So., USC

DB      Budda Baker, Jr., Washington (2)                      DB      Chidobe Awuzie, Sr., Colorado

DB      Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., USC (2)                            DB      Tedric Thompson, Sr., Colorado

DB      Sidney Jones, Jr., Washington (2)                     DB      Marcus Williams, Jr., Utah

DB      Shalom Luani, Sr., Washington State                DB      Ahkello Witherspoon, Sr., Colorado

First Team Specialists                                                  Second Team Specialists

PK      Zane Gonzalez, Sr., Arizona State                    PK      Andy Phillips, Sr., Utah

P         Mitch Wishnowsky, So., Utah                            P         Matt Haack, Sr., Arizona State

RS       Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., USC                                 RS       Dante Pettis, Jr., Washington

AP/ST Ryan Moeller, Jr., Colorado                              AP/ST Tony Brooks-James, So., Oregon

RS=return specialist

AP/ST=all-purpose/special teams player (not a kicker or returner)

(2) Two-time first team selection

Offensive Player of the Year:  Jake Browning, QB, Washington

Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year:  Adoree’ Jackson, DB, USC

Freshman Offensive Player of the Year:  Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Freshman Defensive Player of the Year:  Taylor Rapp, DB, Washington

Coach of the Year:  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION

ARIZONA:  AP/ST Samajie Grant, Sr.; WR Nate Phillips, Sr.; WR Trey Griffey, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE:  WR N’Keal Harry, Fr.; LB Viliami (Laiu) Moeakiola, Sr.

CALIFORNIA:  PK Matt Anderson, Jr.; DL James Looney, Jr.; OL Steven Moore, Sr.; RB Khalfani Muhammad, Sr.; QB Davis Webb, Sr.

COLORADO:  WR Bryce Bobo, Jr.; DL, Jordan Carrell, Sr.; WR Shay Fields, Jr.; OL Alex Kelley, Sr.; OL Gerrad Kough, Jr.; QB Sefo Liufau, Sr.; LB Kenneth Olugbode, Sr.; WR Devin Ross, Jr.; DL Josh Tupou, Sr.

OREGON:  LB Troy Dye, Fr.; RB Royce Freeman, Jr.; OL Jake Hanson, Fr.; TE Johnny Mundt, Sr.; RS Charles Nelson, Jr.; OL Calvin Throckmorton, Fr.; K Matt Wogan, Sr.

OREGON STATE:  DB Xavier Crawford, Fr.; DB Treston Decoud, Sr.; OL Gus Lavaka Fr.; RB Ryan Nall, So.

STANFORD:  LB Joey Alfieri, Jr.; P Jake Bailey, So.; DB Dallas Lloyd, Sr.; RB Bryce Love, So.; RS Christian McCaffrey, Jr.; DB Quenton Meeks, So.; LB Kevin Palma, Sr.; Harrison Phillips, Jr.; DB Justin Reid, So.; TE Dalton Schultz, Jr.; ST Brandon Simmons, Jr.; PK Conrad Ukropina, Sr.

UCLA:  WR Darren Andrews, Jr.; DB Randall Goforth, Sr.; Fabian Moreau, Sr.; DL Eddie Vanderdoes, Jr.; DB Jaleel Wadood, Jr.

USC:  QB Sam Darnold, RSFr.; DL Rasheem Green, So.; DL Porter Gustin, So.; DB Chris Hawkins, Jr.; LB Michael Hutchings, Sr.; TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe, RSFr.; DB Iman Marshall, So.; Leon McQuay III, Sr.; WR Darreus Rogers, Sr.

UTAH: DB Chase Hansen, So.; DL Lowell Lotulelei, Jr.; DL Filipo Mokofisi, Jr.; DL Pasoni Tasini, Sr.; DL Pita Taumoepenu, Sr.; RB Joe Williams, Sr.

WASHINGTON:  TE Darrell Daniels, Sr.; DL Greg Gaines, So.; DB Kevin King, Sr.; TE Drew Sample, So.; LB Psalm Wooching, Sr.

WASHINGTON STATE: WR River Cracraft, Sr.; OL Cole Madison, Jr.; RB Jamal Morrow, Jr.; OL Cody O’Connell, Jr.; LB Peyton Pelluer, Jr.; OL Riley Sorenson, Sr.

 



Garry Paskwietz
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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.


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