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2014 Pac-12 All-Freshman team: Anu Solomon and Royce Freeman headline squad

The Pac-12's best freshmen from all around the conference.

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First Team

Offense

QB Anu Solomon Arizona

Solomon had an excellent year as a first-year starter for Arizona, arguably elevating the Wildcat offense above what it was with B.J. Denker while leading them to the South title.

RB Royce Freeman Oregon

Freeman was arguably the conference's best running back as a true freshman and assuredly has huge things ahead of him the rest of his college career.

RB Nick Wilson Arizona

Similar to Freeman, Wilson did a great job of filling Ka'Deem Carey's huge shoes and will be a monster in Rich Rodriguez' offense the next couple of years.

WR Devon Allen Oregon

Allen exploded early for the Ducks with a huge game against Michigan State and excelled as their big-play receiver throughout 2014.

WR Juju Smith USC

Smith was fantastic as a speedy compliment to Nelson Agholor.

TE Austin Hooper Stanford

Stanford has that thing where they list players by their academic year, so technically Hooper is a sophomore, but he is basically a redshirt freshman and maybe the best tight end in the conference.

OL Tyrell Crosby Oregon

Crosby got fed to the first early due to injuries on the Oregon offensive line and he quickly showed that he is going to be the next great Duck lineman.

OL Toa Lobendahn USC

Lobendahn excelled as part of a very young USC offensive line that should be very impressive a couple years from now.

OL Viane Talamaivao USC

See above.

OL Khaliel Rodgers USC

See above.

OL Salesi Uhatafe Utah

A starter for an underrated Utah front.

Defense

DL Lowell Lotulelei Utah

Quickly starting to look like he can be in the realm of skill of his brother Star.

DL Derek McCartney Colorado

McCartney's ability to quickly become effective on the edge for the Buffs helped them improve on the field in 2014.

DL Tashon Smallwood Arizona State

Quickly helped the Sun Devils transition effectively on defense after losing almost all of their starters from 2013.

DL Vilis Fauonuku Utah

The scary thing about Utah's excellent defensive front is how young it is outside of Nate Orchard.

LB D.J. Calhoun Arizona State

The best of a number of promising freshmen who made an impact on Arizona State's defense this season.

LB Peter Kalambayi Stanford

Another "Stanford sophomore" who fits the mold of big, athletic linebackers that can rush the quarterback.

LB Keishawn Bierria Washington

A smaller linebacker that made plays all over the field for Washington in 2014 who filled in a lot for Shaq Thompson when he played offense.

DB Adoree Jackson USC

Jackson lived up to the high expectations he had coming out of high school.

DB Jaleel Wadood UCLA

Stepped in and became a budding star in a UCLA secondary that is crowded with young talent.

DB Sidney Jones Washington

Became Washington's number one cornerback after Marcus Peters was dismissed and grew into a very promising starter by the end of the season.

DB Budda Baker Washington

Started nearly from day one for the Huskies and regularly showed why he will be a star by the time he leaves Seattle.

R Adoree Jackson USC

Jackson has been best as a return man thus far.

2nd Team

Offense

QB Luke Rebenzer Cal

RB Lavon Coleman Washington

RB Demario Richard Arizona State

WR Jordan Villamin Oregon State

WR Darren Carrington Oregon

TE Bryce Dixon USC

OL Fred Lauina Oregon State

OL Conor McDermott UCLA

OL Casey Tucker Stanford

OL Cole Madison Washington State

OL Coleman Shelton Washington

Defense

DL Filipo Mokofisi Utah

DL Christian Shaver Colorado

DL Tony Mekari Cal

DL Elijah Qualls Washington

LB Peyton Pelleur Washington State

LB Kenny Young UCLA

LB Devante Downs Cal

DB Darius Lemora Washington State

DB Armand Perry Arizona State

DB Charleton White Washington State

DB Jarvis McCall Arizona

R Dante Pettis Washington