Pacific Takes Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

Stephen Dunn

An All-Pac-12 team for the conference's best freshmen.

Offense

QB Jared Goff Cal

Goff only really had to beat out Sefo Liufau to get this honor, but he did a good job of that by being near the top of the conference in pass yards and he threw eight more touchdowns than interceptions. If the Bears can assemble some talent and stability around him, he could be special in a few years.

RB Thomas Tyner Oregon

Tyner led all Pac-12 freshman runners in yardage (689) and touchdowns (9) and was deadly with his speed in the red zone all season for the Ducks. He played in a crowded and talented backfield with Byron Marshall and De'Anthony Thomas and actually ended up out-producing Thomas.

RB Michael Adkins Colorado

A lot of good options here, but I gave Adkins the nod over UCLA's Paul Perkins because he had a little bit more production. Adkins emerged as the Buffs' go-to back as the season progressed as he finished with more than 500 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

WR Nate Phillips Arizona

Kind of weak year for freshman receivers in the conference, but Phillips had a great year as he emerged as the Wildcats' best receiver. He was big for Wildcats in the passing game when they needed to score as he finished with seven touchdowns.

WR River Cracraft Washington State

The Cougars have a plethora of well-producing receivers and Cracraft was the best of them that was a freshman. Cracraft finished with 37 receptions for nearly 500 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

TE Johnny Mundt Oregon

Mundt looked like he was going to become an instant star when erupted in his first game stepping in for Colt Lyerla as he had five receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee, but he ended up just being a serviceable freshman tight end.

OL Alex Redmond UCLA

The Bruins had to rely on a lot of true freshman starting offensive linemen, but Redmond wasn't a guy who was a liability at all as he was honorable mention All-Pac-12 and one of the best freshman linemen in the entire nation.

OL Cameron Hunt Oregon

Ever linemen that the Ducks insert into their system seems to excel and Hunt looks to be the next guy in that line as he was great at guard throughout the season and looks to be a future All-Pac-12 talent.

OL Caleb Benenoch UCLA

Most know Benenoch as the guy who got kicked out in the Bruins' win over USC for throwing a punch, but they should know him more as a guy who was solid for the Bruins up front starting as a true freshman.

OL Sean Harlow Oregon State

The Beavers' offensive line was much maligned in 2013, but the quick emergence of true freshman Harlow as a starter was a bright spot that points to more success up front for Oregon State in the future.

OL Chad Wheeler USC

Big redshirt freshman Wheeler stepped into his first action in 2013 and flashed the ability to become the next great tackle for the Trojans.

Defense

DL Eddie Vanderdoes UCLA

Vanderdoes more than fulfilled the hype that surrounded him as a five-star recruit as he was unblockable at times as just a freshman.

DL Kenneth Clark UCLA

Clark wasn't nearly as heralded as Vanderdoes when he signed with UCLA, but showed that he could also make an impact up front as a freshman in 2013.

DL Marcus Farria Washington

Farria showed an incredible first step in limited duty in 2013 as he finished with 2.5 sacks and really came on towards the end of the season.

DL Jacobi Hunter Cal

The Bear defense was atrocious in 2013, but Hunter gives them some hope for the future up front as he finished with 18 tackles and 2.5 tackles-for-loss.

LB Myles Jack UCLA

The Pac-12 freshman of the year on offense on defense was most impressive on defense, where he used his athleticism to make plays all over the field and become one of the best pass-defending linebackers in the conference as just a freshman. Jack could be a serious Heisman candidate by the time he is done at UCLA.

LB Addison Gillam Colorado

Gillam would have won Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in most seasons as he was second in the conference in tackles and also had three sacks but was simply outshone by Jack.

LB Scooby Wright Arizona

This has to be the best crop of freshman Pac-12 linebackers ever, as Wright is another guy who easily could have won Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in most seasons and there is a wealth of really good freshman linebackers in the Pac-12 who he beat out to make my team.

DB Su'a Cravens USC

Widely regarded as the best prospect on the West Coast in the class of 2014, Cravens was a stud for the Trojans in the defensive backfield all season and grabbed four interceptions.

DB Cameron Walker Cal

Walker was solid for the Bears at safety as he had a ton of plays coming his way due to the Bears' struggling front seven and he finished with 65 tackles.

DB Daquawn Brown Washington State

Brown had a great season for the Cougars and started most of the season, finishing with 50 tackles and two interceptions.

DB Ishmael Adams UCLA

Adams was the standout of a young UCLA defensive backfield as he finished with four interceptions.

Special Teams

K Zane Gonzalez Arizona State

Gonzalez made first team All-Pac-12 as a freshman.

P Sean Covington UCLA

Covington was third in the Pac-12 in average yardage per-punt.

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