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2015 Pacific Takes All-Americans: plenty of Pac-12 players spread across four teams

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Our All-American teams only touch on the Pac-12 players selected.

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First Team

Offense

QB Trevone Boykin Sr. TCU

RB Ezekiel Elliott Jr. Ohio State

RB Nick Chubb So. Georgia

WR Rashard Higgins Jr. Colorado State

WR Tyler Boyd Jr. Pittsburgh

TE Evan Engram Jr. Mississippi

OL Ronnie Stanley Sr. Notre Dame

OL Laremy Tunsil Jr. Mississippi

OL Taylor Decker Sr. Ohio State

OL Vadal Alexander Sr. LSU

OL Spencer Drango Sr. Baylor

Defense

DL Joey Bosa Jr. Ohio State

DL Robert Nkemdiche Jr. Mississippi

DL A'Shawn Robinson Jr. Alabama

DL Shawn Oakman Sr. Baylor

LB Scooby Wright Jr. Arizona

Nothing needs to be said about this guy to justify his spot. He cleaned up during award season last year and now looks like he has the potential to have the best career of any Pac-12 defensive player in the history of the conference if he does well enough as a junior.

LB Jaylon Smith Jr. Notre Dame

LB Leonard Floyd Jr. Georgia

DB Vernon Hargreaves Jr. Florida

DB Jalen Ramsey Jr. Florida State

DB Kendall Fuller Jr. Virginia Tech

DB Tony Conner Jr. Mississippi

Special Teams

K Roberto Aguayo Jr. Florida State

P Tom Hackett Sr. Utah

The Australian has a great chance to win back-to-back Ray Guy Awards.

R Jeremy Ross So. Oklahoma

2nd Team

Offense

QB Connor Cook Sr. Michigan State

RB James Conner Jr. Pittsburgh

RB Derrick Henry Jr. Alabama

WR Corey Coleman Jr. Baylor

WR Josh Doctson Sr. TCU

TE O.J. Howard Jr. Alabama

OL Jack Conklin Jr. Michigan State

OL Pat Elflein Jr. Ohio State

OL Ryan Kelly Sr. Alabama

OL Max Tuerk Sr. USC

Tuerk is the anchor of the USC offense and is in line for a ton of accolades if he can lead the Trojans to the huge year that is expected of them. He has been a rock for the Trojans for all of their ups and downs the past year and by far the conference's best offensive lineman who hasn't had injury issues recently.

OL Le'Raven Clark Sr. Texas Tech

Defense

DL Shilique Calhoun Sr. Michigan State

DL Myles Garrett So. Texas A&M

DL DeForest Buckner Sr. Oregon

Buckner was a big part of why the underrated Oregon defense held up so well against most of the Pac-12. The 6'7 290 monster is the anchor of the Duck defense and would be a slam dunk first team All-American on a lot of years, but this year is just insanely deep on the defensive line nationally.

DL Chris Jones Jr. Mississippi State

LB Myles Jack Jr. UCLA

Jack's hype suffered a little last year after not playing much offense, but I think this is the year he explodes as a pure linebacker. Expect his stats to go way up with Eric Kendricks off to the NFL as well.

LB Su'a Cravens Jr. USC

Cravens probably takes over Shaq Thompson's role as the Pac-12's most versatile defender as a guy who could be an All-American at linebacker or safety. Expect his tackles and plays in the backfield to go up as a more full-time linebacker in 2015.

LB Darron Lee So. Ohio State

DB Cameron Sutton Jr. Tennessee

DB Zack Sanchez Jr. Oklahoma

DB Jeremy Cash Sr. Duke

DB Karl Joseph Sr. West Virginia

Special Teams

K Andy Phillips Jr. Utah

Might be a shoe-in for first team if it weren't for a guy named Aguayo. Phillips is going to leave Utah with a room full of accolades as one of the nation's best kickers.

P J.K. Scott So. Alabama

R De'Mornay Pierson-El So. Nebraska

3rd Team

Offense

QB Cardale Jones Jr. Ohio State

RB Samajie Perine So. Oklahoma

RB Leonard Fournette So. LSU

WR LaQuon Treadwell Jr. Mississippi

WR Duke Williams Sr. Auburn

TE Hunter Henry Jr. Arkansas

OL Denver Kirkland Jr. Arkansas

OL Landon Turner Sr. North Carolina

OL Dan Voltz Jr. Wisconsin

OL Jack Allen Sr. Michigan State

OL Kyle Murphy Sr. Stanford

Just another All-American tackle at Stanford who is big, strong and perfect for their scheme. Murphy will take over for Andrus Peat as the Cardinal's best offensive lineman and will assuredly batter a lot of defensive fronts around the Pac-12 in 2015.

Defense

DL Emmanuel Ogbah Jr. Oklahoma State

DL Adolphus Washington Sr. Ohio State

DL Anthony Zettel Sr. Penn State

DL Andrew Billings Jr. Baylor

LB Reggie Ragland Sr. Alabama

LB Eric Striker Sr. Oklahoma

LB Kyler Fackrell Sr. Utah State

DB Vonn Bell Jr. Ohio State

DB Jalen Mills Sr. LSU

DB KeiVarae Russell Sr. Notre Dame

DB Max Redfield Jr. Notre Dame

Special Teams

K Brad Craddock Sr. Maryland

P Austin Rehkow Jr. Idaho

R Adoree Jackson So. USC

Jackson is going to become a three-way star for the Trojans and is easily the Pac-12's best return man.

Honorable Mention

Offense

QB Dak Prescott Sr. Mississippi State

RB Devontae Booker Sr. Utah

The Pac-12 is loaded with great running backs and Booker is the best of them. He is going to be everything for the Utes offense in 2015.

RB Paul Perkins Jr. UCLA

Perkins blew up at the end of 2014, especially in the Alamo Bowl and is one of the best running backs in the nation who isn't a household name.

WR Leonte Caroo Sr. Rutgers

WR Pharoh Cooper Jr. South Carolina

TE Josiah Price Jr. Michigan State

OL Tyler Johnstone Sr. Oregon

Johnstone sadly missed all of 2014 with an injury, but if he can come back 100 percent, he is a legitimate first team candidate. He could more than fill the void left my Jake Fisher.

OL Isaac Seumalo Jr. Oregon State

Another injury tragedy, Seumalo could be the best offensive lineman in the country if healthy. However, his health is still a question going into the season after missing all of 2014.

OL Jake Brendel Sr. UCLA

Brendel has been a rock for the Bruins for years and this is his ultimate year to shine as a senior. He should really be helped by a young line coming of age around him.

OL Greg Pyke Jr. Georgia

OL Nick Martin Sr. Notre Dame

Defense

DL Kenny Clark Jr. UCLA

Clark turned into a monster as a sophomore and is a game changer at defensive tackle. He can really hold up against the run and get in the backfield and make plays as well.

DL Jordan Jenkins Sr. Georgia

DL Sheldon Day Sr. Notre Dame

DL Carl Lawson Jr. Auburn

LB Kris Frost Sr. Auburn

LB Curt Maggitt Sr. Tennessee

LB Kentrell Brothers Sr. Missouri

DB Tre'Davious White Jr. LSU

DB Eddie Jackson Jr. Alabama

DB Brandon Facyson So. Virginia Tech

DB Michael Caputo Sr. Wisconsin

Special Teams

K Zane Gonzalez Jr. Arizona State

Gonzalez has been stuck behind Andy Phillips his entire career, but is still one of the best kickers in the country.

P Cameron Johnstone So. Ohio State

R Jalin Marshall So. Ohio State