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2019 Pacific Takes Pac-12 All-Freshman team: Oregon leads with six first team selections

Picking the best freshman in the Pac-12 in 2019.

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Freshman

First Team

Offense

QB Jayden Daniels Arizona State - Tough call between Daniels and Slovis, who put up bigger numbers, but Daniels was just so big in the big moments for big wins with ASU.

RB Richard Newton Washington - he missed a lot of time to injury and still ran for more than 400 yards and nine TDs while catching another.

RB Jaren Mangham Colorado - The 6’2 215 Detroit native stepped up right away and finished with more than 400 yards and three TDs.

WR Kyle Phillips UCLA - A big play receiver with great speed finished with 60 receptions for nearly 700 yards and five scores.

WR Jamarye Joiner Arizona - A powerful 6’1 210 star in the making who came through for the Wildcats huge in the Territorial Cup. He finished with more than 500 yards receiving and five TD catches.

TE Spencer Webb Oregon - The 6’6 target got things going with a huge TD catch against Auburn and stepped in well when Jacob Breeland went down to injury, finishing with 209 yards and three TDs on the year.

OL Braeden Daniels Utah - Utah lead the league in rushing per-game and TDs by far. A freshman like Daniels stepping up was a huge part of that.

OL Simi Moala Utah - the other freshman who stepped up on the line for Utah. He earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

OL Seah Rhyan UCLA - the blue chip recruit started at UCLA right away at left tackle and made PFF’s Freshman All-American team.

OL Walter Rouse Stanford - One of a cluster of Stanford freshman thrown into action on the line and he was the best, taking over well for Walker Little at left tackle after he went down.

OL Dohnovan West Arizona State - he was huge for the Sun Devils playing guard and center. He earned honorable mention freshman All-American honors.

Defense

DL Drake Jackson USC - Jackson was the easy choice for Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and deserved being second-team All-Pac-12 overall. He was a monster all season on every down and finished with 41 tackles, 11.5 for-loss and 5.5 sacks with 3 PDs.

DL Tuli Letulilaseguna Washington - As a true nose tackle, he doesn’t have huge stats (23 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack), but he made a huge impact when he was on the field as a massive run stuffer.

DL Brett Johnson Cal - He quickly emerged as the best player on Cal’s defensive line. He was a disruptive force up front all season.

DL Kayvon Thibedeoux Oregon - He really came on as the season went on as a pure pass rusher, especially in the Pac-12 Championship Game. More than 30 tackles, 14 tackles for-loss, nine sacks, and three PDs.

LB Mase Funa Oregon - The blue chip recruit excelled right away for the Ducks, finishing with 26 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, and four sacks.

LB Edefuan Ulofoshio Washington - The walk-on came on late for the Huskies and finished 43 tackles 3.5 TFLs and three sacks, patching a trouble spot at linebacker for them.

LB Omar Speights Oregon State - he was a rock all season for the Beavers. 71 tackles, 7.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks and an int. That’s a great line for a freshman.

DB Trent McDuffie Washington - He took over at starting corner early in the season and basically started turning into Byron Murphy for the Huskies.

DB Mykael Wright Oregon - He got to business right away at Oregon as a physical corner. He knocked down four passes and had an int.

DB Verone McKinley III Oregon - He wasn’t as big of a recruit as Wright, but he was maybe even better. He finished with 46 tackles, four ints, and two PDs.

DB Cam Phillips Arizona State - Incredibly reliable for a freshman, he had more than 50 tackles in an int.

Special Teams

K Jadon Redding Utah

P Ben Griffiths USC

R Mykael Wright Oregon

2nd Team

Offense

QB Kedon Slovis USC

RB Kenan Christon USC

RB Markese Stepp USC

WR Drake London USC

WR Dimtri Stanley Colorado

TE Greg Dulcich UCLA

OL Barrett Miller Stanford

OL Jake Hornibrook Stanford

OL LaDarius Henderson Arizona State

OL Duke Clemens UCLA

OL Matthew Cindric Cal

Defense

DL Sam Taimani Washington

DL Cosmas Kwete Washington State

DL Dalyn Wade-Perry Stanford

DL Kyon Barrs Arizona

LB Jackson Sirmon Washington

LB Ron Stone Jr. Washington State

LB Riley Sharp Oregon State

DB Cameron Williams Washington

DB Kyu Blu Kelly Stanford

DB Chris Steele USC

DB Asa Turner Washington

Special Teams

K Ryan Sanborn Stanford

P Ryan Sanborn Stanford

R Kyle Phillips UCLA