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Counting down the Top 100 Pac-12 players of the past 10 seasons - 80-71: Mason Foster and Nate Orchard appear

We continue our countdown of the best Pac-21 football players of the past decade.

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80. Patrick Chung S Oregon - Chung seemed to be a leader for the Oregon defense as soon as he showed up in Oregon. He earned first-team all-conference honors twice along with various All-American honors and finished his career with nine interceptions.

79. Zack Follett LB Cal - One of the best linebackers to ever suit up at Cal, Follett was a two-time all-conference selection who finished with nearly 250 tackles. His best work was getting into the backfield as he finished with more than 50 tackles for loss and 23 sacks.

78. Danny Shelton DT Washington - Shelton was the anchor of Washington's defense for years and ended up being one of the most-versatile, best pass-rushing defensive tackles in conference history. He blew up as a senior in 2014 when he was a first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 performer who racked up nine sacks from the middle.

77. Jermaine Kearse WR Washington - Kearse is one of those guys who gets a lot of points for overall career. He was a go-to receiver for the Huskies for four years and finished with more than 2,800 yards receiving and 30 total touchdowns.

76. Brian Cushing LB USC - Cushing wasn't a statistical monster, he was simply a monster and a key cog in some great USC defenses. He earned multiple All-American honors and first-team all-conference honors as a senior.

75. Chase Beeler C Stanford - One of the original player who turned around Stanford as a stud on the offensive line. Beeler was first-team all-conference and a consensus All-American in 2010.

74. Matt Kalil T USC - Kalil was a three-year starter for the Trojans who had a massive junior season. He was first-team All-American, all-conference and won the Morris Trophy in 2011.

73. Andrus Peat T Stanford - Peat was a stalwart up front for the Cardinal on some great teams as a multi-year starter. He was two-time all-conference and won the Morris Trophy in 2014.

72. Mason Foster LB Washington - Foster was a tackling machine and a big part of why Washington turned back into a real program. Foster finished his career with nearly 250 tackles and was an All-American and first-team all-conference player in 2010.

71. Nate Orchard DE Utah - Orchard had a nice career heading into his senior year, but it was that senior year where he established himself as a legend. He led the nation with 18.5 sacks in 2014 was first-team all-conference and won the Ted Hendricks Awards as the nation's best defensive end.