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2017 Pacific Takes Pac-12 All-Freshman Team: K.J. Costello, J.J. Taylor and Chase Lucas headline

Two teams of the Pac-12’s best freshmen.

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First Team


QB K.J. Costello Stanford - Maybe the most-important cog in Stanford’s North Division title after Bryce Love and their most-important chess piece for the future. He started to live up to potential in 2017.

RB J.J. Taylor Arizona - Got to have that big freshman year he didn’t have in 2016 because of injury. A small burner perfect for RichRod’s system.

RB Salvon Ahmed Washington - Replaced John Ross as maybe the fastest guy in the Pac-12. Already Washington’s big play option.

WR Tyler Vaughns USC - He looks like he could be a five-star WR recruit that finally pays dividends for USC for the first time in a while.

WR Renard Bell Washington State - A small receiver who put up big numbers as a freshman.

TE Kaden Smith Stanford - Possibly the conference’s best tight end as just a redshirt freshman.

OL Walker Little Stanford - The next Stanford All-American and first round NFL Draft pick tackle almost guaranteed.

OL Luke Wattenberg Washington - Stepped in for All-American Trey Adams and did a very good job most of the year.

OL Devery Hamilton Stanford - Filled in on Stanford’s offensive line and used his length and athleticism to help improve their run game.

OL Andrew Voorhees USC - The big time recruit came in and made an impact on a talented offensive line right away as it coped with injuries.

OL Jake Curhan Cal - The young lineman played a role in Cal’s offense, and team as a whole making major strides in 2017.


DL Brandon Pili USC - Was the least-hyped of USC’s 2017 stellar defensive line class, but ended up being the best and one of the conference’s best freshman defensive linemen.

DL Jaelan Phillips UCLA - Looked every bit the future star he is supposed to be as a true freshman.

DL Kylan Wilborn Arizona - Exploded as a freshman with nine tackles for-loss and seven sacks - four came in one game against UCLA.

DL Jordon Scott Oregon - The massive defensive tackle was stout in 2017 and helped improve Oregon’s formerly-woeful run defense.

LB Tony Fields Arizona - Led the team in tackles and helped shore up Arizona’s defense. Was also a playmaker with 6.5 tfls, four sacks and an int.

LB Colin Schooler Arizona - The Wildcats’ second-leading tackler. Was also huge in the backfield with 13.5 tfls and four sacks.

LB Jahad Woods Washington State - A young star on the Cougar defense. He racked up 62 tackles and 11 for-loss this season.

DB Chase Lucas Arizona State - Made second team All-Pac-12 as a redshirt freshman.

DB Lorenzo Burns Arizona - Another freshman defensive stud for the Wildcats - 75 tackles and five ints.

DB David Morris Oregon State - Stepped up at the back of the Beaver defense with 75 tackles, four for loss and an int.

DB Thomas Graham Oregon - The blue chip recruit made an impact right away with 50 plus tackles and 3 ints.

Special Teams

K Brandon Ruiz Arizona State - Got his career off with a fantastic start. 72% FG percentage.

P Adam Stack Oregon - The only freshman punter in the conference I think.

R Velus Jones USC - Had a great kick return percentage.

Second Team


QB Devon Modster UCLA

RB Stephen Carr USC

RB Vavae Malepeai USC

WR Damontavean Martin Washington State

WR Jamire Calvin Washington State

TE Hunter Bryant Washington

OL Michael Alves UCLA

OL Valentino Daltoso Cal

OL Austin Jackson USC

OL Jacob Capra Oregon

OL Foster Sarell Stanford


DL Levi Onwuzurike Washington

DL Marcus Moore UCLA

DL Osa Odighizuwa UCLA

DL Jovan Swann Stanford

LB Ryan Bowman Washington

LB Cameron Goode Cal

LB Justus Rogers Washington State

DB Camryn Bynum Cal

DB Demmodore Lenoir Oregon

DB Darnay Holmes UCLA

DB Trey Udoffia Colorado

Special Teams

K James Stefanou Colorado

R Darnay Holmes UCLA