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The 100 best Pac-12 of the past 10 years - 51-60: Paul Perkins and Justin Forsett makes an appearance

We continue our countdown of the best Pac-12 players of the past decade.

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60. Nick Reed DE Oregon - Reed left Oregon as their all-time sack leader and like Locker, was the heart and soul of the Duck defense for most of his career. He was a two-time All-American, two-time first-team all-conference selection and won the Morris Trophy in 2008.

59. Steve Smith WR USC - Smith is one of those career guys, he was a go-to receiver for the Trojans on some great teams and peaked in 2006 as a first-team All-American and all-conference selection.

58. Mike Thomas WR Arizona - Thomas was a production machine for the Wildcats, finishing his career with a number of school records and more than 3,200 yards and 23 touchdowns.

57. Brandon Mebane DT Cal - The NFL star first was a pain to defenses in the Pac-12 as the leader of the defensive units of Cal's best recent teams. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection and an All-American as a senior who finished his career with more than 25 tackles for-loss and more than 10 sacks as a defensive tackle.

56. Star Lotulelei DT Utah - Star was an immovable object at Utah. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection, an All-American in 2012 and won the Morris Trophy.

55. Keith Rivers LB USC - One of the most physically-impressive players I have ever seen in the Pac-12, Rivers was an enforcer on some great defenses. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection and an All-American in 2007.

54. Shaq Thompson LB Washington - One of the most-dynamic players to ever play in the Pac-12 and Hornung award winner, Thompson was an All-American at linebacker and ran for more than 100 yards as a running back multiple times. He was also an offensive player on defense in that he scored four touchdowns on defense in 2014.

53. Shayne Skov LB Stanford - Skov was fairly decorated as a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and an All-American, but his real accolades are being the heart and soul of a couple of lights out Stanford defenses which controlled the conference.

52. Eric Kendricks LB UCLA - Kendrick was one of the best tacklers to ever play in the conference as he finished his career with a UCLA-record more than 450. He earned All-American honors and won the Butkus Award and Lott Trophy in 2014.

51. Justin Forsett RB Cal - The great Cal running back everyone forgot about. Forsett ran for more than 3,200 yards and scored 26 touchdowns during his Bear career.