2013 Pacific Takes All Pac-12 Football Team: Jack Follman's Ballot

Jonathan Ferrey

One blogger's take on the 2013 All Pac-12 team.

First Team

Offense

QB Marcus Mariota So. Oregon

Mariota didn't have a great November, but he had about as strong of September and Octobers as any quarterback in the conference has ever had.

RB Bishop Sankey Jr. Washington

Sankey does nothing but carry a heavy load, rack up yards and touchdowns, and despite what people might say, he breaks big runs just about as much as back out there.

RB Ka'Deem Carey Jr. Arizona

Maybe the best running back in the entire country, just another great year of unbelievable production for Carey.

WR Brandin Cooks Jr. Oregon State

Cooks quietly had the best season of any receiver in the nation statistically and was almost like a running back with how much the Beavers used him.

WR Paul Richardson Jr. Colorado

A great bounce back season for Richardson who would have gotten a ton of national exposure if he played for a better team.

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jr. Washington

A lot has been made of Seferian-Jenkins' reduced production, but he still finished with arguably better stats than any other tight end in the conference.

OL David Yankey Sr. Stanford

Stanford generally seems to always have the best offensive lineman in the conference and this year is no different.

OL Xavier Su'a-Filo Jr. UCLA

Su'a-Filo really stepped up while surrounded with youth and injuries and was a true leader for the Bruins up front.

OL Hroniss Grasu Jr. Oregon

Grasu is the point man for the Ducks' prolific run game and the best center in the conference, if not the country.

OL Andrus Peat So. Stanford

Peat is a physical freak with top overall draft pick potential.

OL Evan Finkenberg Sr. Arizona State

Finkenberg had a great senior season for an underrated Sun Devil unit that paved the way for Taylor Kelly, Marion Grice and D.J. Foster.

Defense

DL Leonard Williams So. USC

Another top NFL Draft pick guy who is the main reason the Trojan defense was so stingy this season.

DL Will Sutton Sr. Arizona State

Sutton didn't put up the gaudy stats that he did last year, but he still made his presence felt by how much of an impact he made by drawing blockers and helping his teammates.

DL Trevor Reilly Sr. Utah

Reilly was a big reason why the Utes were so tough on defense as he was adept at getting into the backfield and snuffing out plays.

DL Scott Crichton Jr. Oregon State

Probably the best pure pass-rusher on the defensive line in the Pac-12 even if the defense around him wasn't strong.

LB Anthony Barr Sr. UCLA

Barr once again was probably very, very close to winning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He probably frustrated opposing quarterbacks more than anyone else in the conference.

LB Trent Murphy Sr. Stanford

Murphy was so devastating to offenses that I heard some people suggesting well-deserved Heisman consideration for him.

LB Shayne Skov Sr. Stanford

The fact that I would have Skov as my third choice for best linebacker in the Pac-12 shows that it was probably the strongest year ever in the conference for the position. He was also the vocal leader of Stanford's incredible defense.

DB Deone Bucannon Sr. Washington State

Maybe my favorite player in the conference this year, Bucannon might be the biggest hitter in the country and is a deadly ball hawk.

DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Jr. Oregon

He might not have had as many interceptions as he has had in the past, but that's because teams knew not to even challenge him. Also, he might be the nation's best cornerback in run support.

DB Alden Darby Sr. Arizona State

A guy who is a bit under-the-radar but a fantastic all-around safety.

DB Rashaad Reynold Sr. Oregon State

Senior leader who led the conference in interceptions.

Special Teams

K Travis Coons Sr. Washington

Only missed one field goal all season.

P Tom Hackett So. Utah

I don't know too much about rating punters, so I go with whoever has the best average.

RS Ty Montgomery Jr. Stanford

Montgomery was a threat to take a kick all the way back literally every time he got it and he pretty much beat Washington all by himself with his return skills.

Second Team

Offense

QB Taylor Kelly Jr. Arizona State

Kelly put up great stats, led the Sun Devils to the South title and was deadly to defenses with his dual-threat abilities.

RB Tyler Gaffney Sr. Stanford

A fantastic back to not make first team, Gaffney was a battering ram that carried the Cardinal offense on his back.

RB Marion Grice Sr. Arizona State

Same thing as Gaffney, a testament to the out of this world strength of the running back position in the Pac-12 that Grice isn't first team as he is the best pass-catching back in the entire country.

WR Josh Huff Sr. Oregon

One of the most underrated players in the conference, Huff finally was healthy for an entire season and was a great deep threat and touchdown machine.

WR Jaelen Strong So. Arizona State

Outside of Cooks, no receiver may have been able to take over a game in the conference as well as Strong did at times.

TE Chris Coyle Sr. Arizona State

The most consistent of any tight end in the Pac-12.

OL Khalil Wilkes Sr. Stanford

The center man (literally) of the best offensive line in the conference, glad that he is starting to get some recognition.

OL Marcus Martin Jr. USC

A mountain of an offensive linemen that is a big reason why whoever lined up in the backfield for the Trojans seemed to rack up yards.

OL Cameron Fleming Sr. Stanford

Just another stalwart on the Cardinal offensive line.

OL Jamil Douglas Jr. Arizona State

An athletic lineman that teamed with Finkenberg for a great season.

OL Dexter Charles So. Washington

Charles is a big part of why Sankey ran for so many yards. One of the best young linemen in the conference.

Defense

DL Devon Kennard Sr. USC

Another great player who bounced back from an injury and had an amazing season, teamed with Williams to make the Trojans‘ defensive line one of the best in the nation.

DL Taylor Hart Sr. Oregon

Hart didn't put up the numbers that he did last season, but was still the best player up front for the Ducks and a versatile playmaker.

DL Hau'oli Kikaha Jr. Washington

Add another to the returning from injury studs as Kikaha was a sack machine that was perpetually after quarterbacks.

DL Davon Coleman Sr. Arizona State

A key cog of Arizona State's nightmare front seven on defense that was their best pass-rusher this season.

LB Carl Bradford Jr. Arizona State

Would usually make first team in a usual year, but regardless was a force to be reckened with all season and an excellent pass-rusher.

LB Hayes Pullard Jr. USC

The centerpiece of USC's killer defense, a tough playmaker in the middle.

LB Chris Young Sr. Arizona State

An underrated player that used his speed to make plays all over the field and limit opponents in the flats.

DB Marcus Peters So. Washington

Tempted to put him on first team, I'm sure he will be next year.

DB Robert Nelson Sr. Arizona State

Tied for the lead in interceptions in the league with the other Nelson and Reynolds.

DB Steven Nelson Jr. Oregon State

See Robert Nelson.

DB Ed Reynolds Sr. Stanford

Reynolds fell off a bit because he didn't get the interceptions that he had in 2012.

Special Teams

K Zane Gonzalez Fr. Arizona State

Incredibly accurate and prolific in Arizona State's offense.

P Cole Leininger So. Cal

Same as Hackett, great average per-punt.

RS Nelson Agholar So. USC

Narrowly edged out Bralon Addison.

Honorable Mention

Offense

QB Brett Hundley So. UCLA

RB Byron Marshall So. Oregon

RB Javorious Allen So. USC

WR Ty Montgomery Jr. Stanford

WR Dres Anderson Jr. Utah

TE Jake Murphy Jr. Utah

OL Kevin Danser Sr. Stanford

OL Isaac Seumalo So. Oregon State

OL Max Tuerk So. USC

OL Tyler Johnstone So. Oregon

OL Kevin Graf Sr. USC

Defense

DL Henry Anderson Sr. Stanford

DL Cassius Marsh Sr. UCLA

DL Danny Shelton Jr. Washington

DL Tenny Palepoi Sr. Utah

LB Marquis Flowers Sr. Arizona

LB Derrick Malone Jr. Oregon

LB Jason Whittingham So. Utah

DB Dion Bailey Jr. USC

DB Osahon Irabor Sr. Arizona State

DB Damante Horton Sr. Washington State

DB Jared Tevis Jr. Arizona

Special Teams

K Vincenzo D'Amato Sr. Cal

P Sean Covington Fr. UCLA

RS Bralon Addison So. Oregon

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