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The 100 best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years, 41-50: UCLA, USC, Utah represented

We continue our countdown of the 100 best Pac-12 players of the past decade.

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50. Dennis Dixon QB Oregon - Had a hard time figuring out where to put Dixon. He had one of the best 3/4's of a Pac-12 season ever in 2007 and was on his way to probably winning the Heisman and potentially a national championship before he went down with an injury. Right about in the middle works for me.

49. Hau'oli Kikaha DE Washington - Kikaha was a sack machine, finishing his career with 35 in basically three years  of play. He also finished with more than 200 tackles and more than 50 for-loss.

48. Paul Perkins RB UCLA - Perkins followed up Johnathan Franklin and made the most of it. He ran for nearly 3,500 yards in his career, had nearly 30 touchdowns and had more than 700 yards receiving as the cornerstone of UCLA's offense.

47. Ryan Kalil C USC - Kalil was a rock in the middle of some great USC offensive lines. He won the Morris Trophy in 2006 and was an All-American.

46. Max Unger C Oregon - Unger was a vital part of the Oregon offense taking off when Chip Kelly came to town. He was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and an All-American in 2007.

45.  Lawrence Jackson DE USC - Jackson was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and an All-American. A force up front  for some great  USC defenses Finished his career with 24 sacks, more than 40 for-loss.

44. Brian Johnson QB Utah - One of the great Utah players of all-time, Johnson led the undefeated, Sugar Bowl champion Utah team and was Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2008. He won countless games, threw for more than 7,000 yards, rushed for more than 800 and scored 69 total touchdowns.

43. Nate Solder T Colorado - One of the best players in recent Colorado history. Solder was two-time first-team All-Big-12 and was an All-American and Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2010.

42. Eric Weddle S Utah - Another hard guy to peg because he actually only played one season in our slice of time here, but he was an All-American, first-team All-Mountain West, Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and a serious stud on offense.

41. Brett Hundley QB UCLA - Hundley took a lot of flak at UCLA, but he was an overall great player for the Bruins for three years for some of their best teams of the modern era. He finished his career with basically 10,000 yards passing, more than 1,700 rushing and scored more than 100 touchdowns.