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Jack Follman's 2014 All-Pac-12 Teams: Five Oregon & Utah players on first team

Knowing that your appetite for Pac-12 rankings are never quenched, I put together four teams.

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First Team


QB Marcus Mariota Jr. Oregon

Crazy to think that this guy could come back for another if he wanted to. No explanation needed here.

RB Javorius Allen Jr. USC

Other guys may have put up slightly more numbers, but Allen was incredibly consistent no matter who he was playing while running behind a young front.

RB Devontae Booker Jr. Utah

A tough runner that was a big part of Utah getting back to a bowl. It seemed like Booker was Utah's entire offense at times.

WR Vince Mayle Sr. Washington State

Are his numbers inflated by Washington State's system? Sure. But aren't Mariota's numbers inflated by Oregon's system. Regardless, Mayle was consistent, efficient and deadly in the Cougars' offense.

WR Nelson Agholor Jr. USC

No other receiver was as good as Agholor when he was on in 2014.

TE Pharaoh Brown Jr. Oregon

Probably the weakest year for tight ends in the Pac-12 I can ever remember. Evidence - Brown was the easy choice here and he missed the Ducks' last couple of games.

OL Jake Fisher Sr. Oregon

Never understood why this guy didn't get more accolades and how poor Oregon's offense looked without him showed why he should. My choice for the conference's best offensive lineman.

OL Andrus Peat Jr. Stanford

Easily the conference's most-talented lineman, Peat was banged up at times and got less help than he used to along the line, but still an easy choice for first team.

OL Jamil Douglas Sr. Arizona State

Quietly one of the conference's best linemen for the second-straight year.

OL Max Tuerk Jr. USC

Not a great year for offensive linemen in the conference either, but the uber talented Tuerk did an excellent job of leading a young Trojan front.

OL Hroniss Grasu Sr. Oregon

Grasu missed a few games and had some struggles when he wasn't flanked by Fisher. I would probably bump him down to second team most years, but there is really no one who deserves jumping him in a down year for offensive linemen in the conference.


DL Danny Shelton Sr. Washington

Shelton had the most ridiculous year for a defensive tackle in the conference in recent history. Finishing near the top of the conference in tackles-for-loss as a 335-pound tackle is one thing, topping it by finishing amongst the leaders in sacks and overall tackles is simply amazing.

DL Leonard Williams Jr. USC

Williams may not have the stats that Shelton has, but no other defensive player in the country has a bigger presence and was more dominant at times than Williams. If a team that does not need a cornerback gets the number one pick, I think he is going first overall.

DL Nate Orchard Sr. Utah

If you asked me who was the nation's best defensive lineman this season I would probably have to do a coin flip between Shelton, Williams and Orchard, who was the nation's sack leader.

DE Henry Anderson Sr. Stanford

Anderson was overshadowed by the other great defensive linemen in the league, but he was a big part of an excellent Stanford defense.

LB Scooby Wright So. Arizona

Rightfully the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

LB Hau'oli Kikaha Sr. Washington

Linebacker or defensive end, it doesn't matter, Kikaha is a first teamer after nearly leading the nation in sacks.

LB Eric Kendricks Sr. UCLA

Kendricks gets slighted in all-conference honors by guys who get a lot of attention for their offensive abilities, but in my opinion, he is a sure-fire first teamers a pure linebacker.

DB Su'a Cravens So. USC

Cravens has quickly turned into the best defensive back in the conference. He should be a guaranteed All American in 2015.

DB Jordan Richards Sr. Stanford

Another solid year by Richards holding down the backside of the elite Cardinal defense.

DB Erick Dargan Sr. Oregon

Every year it seems that the Ducks quietly have a defensive back who emerges as one of the best in the conference and Dargan was that guy this year, leading the conference in interceptions.

DB Alex Carter Jr. Stanford

Carter started to become the elite cornerback he always had the tools to be in 2014.

Special Teams

K Andy Phillips So. Utah

Phillips could easily be first-team through his entire career.

P Tom Hackett Jr. Utah

The best average of any Pac-12 punter.

R Kaelin Clay Sr. Utah

Clay was unstoppable at times as a return man.

Second Team


QB Brett Hundley Jr. UCLA

It was a bit of a disappointing season for Hundley, but that is just because there were huge expectations for him.

RB Paul Perkins So. UCLA

Probably the most underappreciated elite back in the conference. Perkins turned into the feature back that the Bruins needed and was exceptionally consistent.

RB Royce Freeman Fr. Oregon

The freshman sensation was better than I think just about everyone could have imagined and looks like the next Jonathan Stewart.

WR Nelson Spruce Jr. Colorado

He cooled off as the season went on, but he still put up outstanding numbers and was Colorado's best player.

WR Jaelen Strong Jr. Arizona State

Strong's numbers were a bit down, but he was still basically an NFL receiver playing in college.

TE Austin Hooper So. Stanford

Hooper flashed the ability to become the next great Stanford tight end.

OL Kyle Murphy Jr. Stanford

He isn't quite there yet, but Murphy is turning into an elite offensive lineman.

OL Jake Brendel Jr. UCLA

A big part of why Perkins ran for so many yards this season.

OL Nick Kelly Jr. Arizona State

A key part of a Sun Devil line that ended up being very good.

OL Jeremiah Poutasi Jr. Utah

The leader of a Utah offensive line that did a great job of opening up holes for Booker.

OL Mickey Baucus Sr. Arizona

A fantastic senior leader on an Arizona unit that made the transition from Ka'Deem Carey to Nick Wilson a fairly smooth one.


DL David Parry Sr. Stanford

Still the heart of the tough Stanford front.

DL Kenny Clark So. UCLA

UCLA's defensive front was a disappointment in 2014, but Clark stated to emerge as a future star.

DL Hunter Dimick So. Utah

Dimick emerged as a force for the Utes as a defensive linemen very adept at getting into the backfield.

DL DeForest Buckner Jr. Oregon

Just another long, underrated Oregon defensive lineman that can get after the passer.

LB Shaq Thompson Jr. Washington

Most people have Shaq on first team, but there are some other great linebackers and Thompson didn't play defense at all for a chunk of the year, so I gave them the edge.

LB A.J. Tarpley Sr. Stanford

Not quiet Trent Murphy or Shayne Skov, but Tarpley was still fantastic for the Cardinal in 2014.

LB Jared Norris Jr. Utah

Another great Ute that isn't getting enough recognition for having a great 2014.

DB Jared Tevis Sr. Arizona

Arizona's best player on the back end that was a big part of their defense helping them get the South championship.

DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Sr. Oregon

Every year there are player who come into the season highly-rated that underwhelm, but still get a lot of accolades because of their pre-season perception. Ekpre-Olomu is kind of that player in 2014. He had a good season, but I don't know if he was a first teamer.

DB Damarious Randle Sr. Arizona State

A great presence in the back for the Sun Devils that helped their defense rebuild on the fly.

DB Ishmael Adams So. UCLA

A speedy, young emerging star for the Bruins who is more than just a special teams standout.

Special Teams

K Cameron Van Winkle So. Washington

The conference's leader in field goal percentage.

P Drew Riggleman Jr. Arizona

Second in the conference in punting average.

R Nelson Agholor Jr. USC

Just about as good of a return man as he is receiver.

Third Team


QB Cody Kessler Jr. USC

RB Nick Wilson Fr. Arizona

RB Daniel Lasco Jr. Cal

WR Cayleb Jones So. Arizona

WR Jordan Payton Jr. UCLA

TE Westlee Tonga Sr. Utah

OL Steven Gurrola Sr. Arizona

OL Hamani Stevens Sr. Oregon

OL Daniel Munyer Sr. Colorado

OL Alex Redmond So. UCLA

OL Chris Borrayo So. Cal


DL Marcus Hardison Sr. Arizona State

DL Owamagbe Odighizuwa Sr. UCLA

DL Andrew Hudson Sr. Washington

DL Dylan Wynn Sr. Oregon State

LB Blake Martinez Jr. Stanford

LB J.R. Tavai Sr. USC

LB Myles Jack So. UCLA

DB Troy Hill Sr. Oregon

DB Steven Nelson Sr. Oregon State

DB Anthony Jefferson Sr. UCLA

DB Eric Rowe Sr. Utah

Special Teams

K Kai'imi Fairbairn Jr. UCLA

P Darragh O'Neill Sr. Colorado

R Trevor Davis Jr. Cal

Honorable Mention (4th Team)


QB Jared Goff So. Cal

RB D.J. Foster Jr. Arizona State

RB Terron Ward Sr. Oregon State

WR Isiah Myers Sr. Washington State

WR Kenny Lawler So. Cal

TE Connor Hamlett Sr. Oregon State

OL Caleb Benenoch So. UCLA

OL Joe Dahl Jr. Washington State

OL Vi Teofilo Jr. Arizona State

OL Colin Tanigawa Sr. Washington

OL Tyrell Crosby Fr. Oregon


DL Arik Armstead Jr. Oregon

DL Christian French Jr. Oregon

DL Dan Pettinato Sr. Arizona

DL Lowell Lotulelei Fr. Utah

LB Hayes Pullard Sr. USC

LB John Timu Sr. Washington

LB Michael Doctor Sr. Oregon State

DB Fabian Moreau Jr. UCLA

DB Jonathan McKnight Sr. Arizona

DB Greg Henderson Sr. Colorado

DB Jordan Simone Jr. Arizona State

Special Teams

K Zane Gonzalez So. Arizona State

P Matt Haack So. Arizona State

R Adoree Jackson Fr. USC