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The Top 12 Pac-12 offensive linemen of the BCS era: Stanford and USC players almost make up entire list

Stanford and USC have produced some great offensive linemen the past 15 seasons.

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Sam Baker USC 2004-07

Arguable the greatest lineman of the dominate Pete Carroll era teams at USC, Baker was an All-American for an amazing three-straight seasons. Baker also made first team All-Pac-10 each of those years and was the leader up front for USC teams that won the conference every year that he played.

Chase Beeler Stanford 2007-10

Beeler was a big part of Stanford's turnaround into a powerful beat in the Pac-10 under Jim Harbaugh as a rough center. Beeler was a consensus All-American and first team All-Pac-10 in 2010.

David DeCastro Stanford 2009-11

Another bully up front that played a huge part of the Cardinal becoming a national power, DeCastro was bad news to defenses as soon as he showed up in Palo Alto. DeCastro was first team all-conference two years in a row and an unanimous All-American in 2011 while leading Stanford to two-straight BCS bowls.

Kris Farris UCLA 1995-98

Another guy who barely sneaks as he only played one year in the BCS era, but he sneaks in as he had his best year in 1998 as an All-American and Outland Trophy winner.

Matt Kalil USC 2009-11

Ryan's younger brother followed in his footsteps and turned himself into one of the best offensive linemen in college football as a dominate tackle that could really move. Kalil was first team All-American and Pac-12 in 2011 while winning the Morris Trophy before becoming a Top NFL Draft pick.

Ryan Kalil USC 2003-06

Matt's older brother was an All-American before him and also won the Morris Trophy in his final year of college. Ryan was the point man at center for some really great USC teams and went onto to be a second round draft pick.

Deuce Lutui USC 2004-05

Lutui had a very short Pac-10 career, but his senior year was a great one as he was an All-American for the Trojans as they competed for a national championship. Lutui was massive on the inside for the Trojans at 370 pounds and really knew how to throw his weight around in the run game.

Alex Mack Cal 2005-08

A perfect center, Mack is excelling in the NFL and was one the best center in the conference, and the nation, at a time when there were a ton of great players at the position around. Mack was decorated academically and also won the Morris Trophy as both a junior and senior.

Jonathan Martin Stanford 2009-11

Before Martin got attention for the whole Richie Incognito fiasco, most Pac-12 fans knew him as a former All-American standout that was part of a remarkable offensive line that Jim Harbaugh put together. Martin was a two-time All-American and all-conference before becoming a second round draft pick.

Jacob Rogers USC 2000-03

Rogers was the first lineman to emerge as a star in the Pete Carroll era and he was a huge part of their turnaround, especially in the running game, as a devastating blocker. Rogers was a two-time first team all-conference honoree along with being an All-American as a senior and a Morris Trophy winner.

Max Unger Oregon 2005-08

Before he was blocking for the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, Unger was a monster in Eugene as a two-time first team all-conference selection that was a big reason why the Ducks were able to start running the ball so well once Chip Kelly showed up at Oregon.

David Yankey Stanford 2011-13

The latest All-American stud to dominate the offensive line for the Cardinal, Yankey just wrapped up a career where he was a big part of teams that made BCS bowls in each year of his participation. Yankey was first team All-Pac-12 in 2012 and 13 and was an All-American in 2013 along with winning the Morris Trophy in 2012.

Honorable Mention

Charles Brown USC 2006-09

Andy LeVitre Oregon State 2005-08

Chris Marinelli Stanford 2006-09

Derrick Roche Washington State 2000-03

Chad Ward Washington 1997-2000