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PAC-12 CONFERENCE 1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 500, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 PAC-10 CONFERENCE // PAC-12.ORG // 925.932.4411 FOR IMMEDIATE USE: November 28, 2011 Contact: David Hirsch (dhirsch@pac-12.org), Allison Yee (ayee@pac-12.org) PAC-12 FOOTBALL AWARDS AND ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Offensive Player of the Year: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California Freshman Offensive Co-Players of the Year: Marqise Lee, WR, USC and De’Anthony
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  FOR IMMEDIATE USE: November 28, 2011Contact: David Hirsch (dhirsch@pac-12.org), Allison Yee (ayee@pac-12.org) PAC-12 FOOTBALL AWARDS AND ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Offensive Player of the Year: Andrew Luck, QB, StanfordPat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Mychal Kendricks, LB, CaliforniaFreshman Offensive Co-Players of the Year: Marqise Lee, WR, USC and De’Anthony Thomas, RB, OregonFreshman Defensive Player of the Year: Dion Bailey, LB, USCCoach of the Year: David Shaw, Stanford WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Andrew Luck of STANFORD has been selected Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year,tackle Mychal Kendricks of CALIFORNIA the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and David Shaw of STANFORD the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. In addition, wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC and running back De’Anthony Thomas of Oregon werenamed the Pac-12 Co-Offensive Freshmen of the Year, and linebacker Dion Bailey of USC has been named Pac-12 DefensiveFreshmen of the Year. The award winners are selected by the Pac-12 head football coaches. Offensive Player of the Year Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck, a junior from Houston, Texas, becomes the  fth player totwice be named Offensive Player of the Year. He joins Reggie Bush (USC, 2004-05), Ruben Mayes (WSU, 1984-85), John El-way (STAN, 1980, 82) and Charles White (USC, 1978-79). Luck has completed 261 of 373 passes for 3,170 yards and 35touchdowns this season. In the regular season  nale against Notre Dame, Luck broke the Stanford career record held by JohnElway (77) and his own single-season record for touchdowns (32), bringing his career total to 80 and his season total to 35.Luck also holds the Stanford record for total offense with 10,218 yards. He leads the Pac-12 and ranks  fth in the NCAA with a167.5 passing ef  ciency. Under Luck’s leadership, the Cardinal averaged 43.6 points per game, scoring 30 or more points in11 of 12 games, and averaged 480.9 yards in total offense. The Cardinal are 31-6 in Luck’s 37 career starts. Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Mychal Kendricks, LB, California: Kendricks, a senior from Fresno, Calif., leads theGolden Bears and ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 8.0 tackles per game (96 total). He is also tied for third in the Conferencewith 13 tackles for loss. Kendricks has played a key role on a Cal defense that ranks 27th nationally in total defense, holdingopponents to 339.42 yards per game, and has amassed 2.67 sacks per game to rank seventh. Kendricks has recorded threesacks for 30 yards this season. He is Cal’s active career leader in several defensive categories including tackles (248), tacklesfor loss (35) and sacks (13.5). California’s defense held seven opponents to 15 or fewer points this season. Freshman Offensive Co-Players of the Year Marqise Lee, WR, USC and De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon:  Lee, a true fresh-man from Inglewood, Calif., has already proved to be one of the biggest offensive threats in the Pac-12 with 73 catches for1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns in his  rst season. He ranks  fth in the Pac-12 with 6.1 receptions per game and 95.2 receiv-ing yards per game. Lee earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after recording 325 all-purpose yards, including a careerhigh 187 receiving yards, in USC’s win over Oregon.Thomas, a true freshman from Los Angeles, Calif., has 1,908 all-purpose yards to rank  fth on the single-season list at Oregon.He holds the Duck freshman record with 16 touchdowns and is one shy of the record by a  rst-year player set by LeGarretteBlount in 2008. Thomas has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, a 93-yard return against Washington State and a96-yard score against USC. His 96-yard effort is tied for seventh-longest in Oregon history. - more -  PAC-10 CONFERENCE PAC-12 CONFERENCE  //  1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 500, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 PAC-12.ORG 925.932.4411  //   Freshman Defensive Player of the Year Dion Bailey, LB, USC: Bailey, a redshirt freshman from Lakewood, Calif., was astandout member of the Trojans defense and tied for the team lead with 81 tackles on the season. He averaged 7.4 tackles pergame to rank sixth in the Pac-12. Bailey had two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He had a career-high 14tackles against Arizona, the most by a USC freshman since Chris Claiborne’s 20 in 1996. Coach of the Year David Shaw, Stanford: In his  rst season at the helm of the Stanford program, Shaw has led the Cardinal toa second-straight 11-1 regular season record, its  rst back-to-back 10-win seasons in program history. It is just the  fth 10-winseason overall. Shaw has continued Stanford’s recent success as the squad has been ranked in the top-10 of the AP poll for 21straight weeks. Stanford ranks  fth nationally in scoring offense (43.58 points per game) and 10th in total offense (480.92 yardsper game). The Cardinal also ranks among the best in several defensive categories including  fth in rushing defense (90.33yards per game) and 24th in total defense (331.42 yards per game). Several of Shaw’s athletes are  nalists for national awardsincluding Luck (Maxwell and O’Brien Awards) and offensive guard David DeCastro (Outland Trophy).In addition to individual awards, the Pac-12 coaches selected the 2011 All-Pac-12 Football Team that follows. NOTES ON THE 2011 ALL-PAC-12 FOOTBALL TEAMSelection Procedures: The All-Pac-12 Team is selected by the Pac-12 head football coaches. By School: USC placed the most players on the  rst team with seven selections, followed by STANFORD with six and OREGONwith  ve. By Class: Of the 26  rst-team selections, 10 are seniors, 11 are juniors, three are sophomores and two freshmen. Unanimous: Only one player was named on the  rst-team ballot of all 12 head coaches--WR Robert Woods of USC. Three-time Selection: P Bryan Anger of California is a three-time selection, the fourth ever for a California player. Two-time Selections: Four players are repeat  rst-team selections from last year--QB Andrew Luck of Stanford, RB LaMichael James of Oregon, OL David DeCastro and  Jonathan Martin of Stanford. All-Academic: Four players were named to the  rst team on both the All-Pac-12 Team and the Pac-12 All-Academic FootballTeam--QB Andrew Luck of Stanford, OL Mitchell Schwartz of California, and DL Derrick Shelby of Utah. In addition, TE DavidPaulson of Oregon was named  rst-team All-Academic and second-team All-Pac-12. 2011 Pac-12 Football All-Conference/Nov. 28, 2011 Page 2   2011 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM   First Team Offense Second Team Offense QB Andrew Luck, Jr., Stanford (2) QB Matt Barkley, Jr., USCRB LaMichael James, Jr., Oregon (2) RB Stepfan Taylor, Jr., StanfordRB Chris Polk, Jr., Washington RB John White IV, Jr., UtahWR Keenan Allen, So., California WR Marqise Lee, Fr., USCWR Robert Woods, So., USC WR Marquess Wilson, So., Washington StateTE Coby Fleener, Sr., Stanford TE David Paulson, Sr., OregonOL Tony Bergstrom, Sr., Utah OL David Bakhtiari, So., ColoradoOL David DeCastro, Jr., Stanford (2) OL John Cullen, Sr., UtahOL Matt Kalil, Jr., USC OL Garth Gerhart, Sr., Arizona StateOL Jonathan Martin, Jr., Stanford (2) OL Khaled Holmes, Jr., USCOL Mitchell Schwartz, Sr., California OL Senio Kelemete, Sr., Washington  First Team Defense Second Team Defense DL Dion Jordan, Jr., Oregon DL Ben Gardner, So., StanfordDL Star Lotulelei, Jr., Utah DL Trevor Guyton, Sr., CaliforniaDL Nick Perry, Jr., USC DL Wes Horton, Jr., USCDL Derrick Shelby, Sr., Utah DL Travis Long, Jr., Washington StateLB Josh Kaddu, Sr., Oregon LB Dion Bailey, Fr., USCLB Mychal Kendricks, Sr., California LB Cort Dennison, Sr., WashingtonLB Chase Thomas, Jr., Stanford LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis, Sr., Washington StateDB Delano Howell, Sr., Stanford DB John Boyett, Jr., OregonDB T.J. McDonald, Jr., USC DB Clint Floyd, Sr., Arizona StateDB Eddie Pleasant, Sr., Oregon DB Jordan Poyer, Jr., Oregon StateDB Nickell Robey, So., USC DB Trevin Wade, Sr., Arizona  First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists PK Andre Heidari, Fr., USC PK Jordan Williamson, Fr., StanfordP Bryan Anger, Sr., California (3) P Jackson Rice, Jr., OregonRS De’Anthony Thomas, Fr., Oregon RS Jamal Miles, Jr., Arizona StateST Rhett Ellison, Sr., USC ST Derrick Coleman, Sr., UCLARS=return specialistST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)(2) Two-time  rst team selection(3) Three-time  rst team selection Offensive Player of the Year: Andrew Luck, Sr., QB, Stanford Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Mychal Kendricks, Sr., LB, California Freshman Offensive Co-Players of the Year: Marqise Lee, WR, USC and De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon Freshman Defensive Co-Player of the Year: Dion Bailey, LB, USC Coach of the Year: David Shaw, Stanford 2011 Pac-12 Football All-Conference/Nov. 28, 2011 Page 3   ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTIONARIZONA: PK John Bonano, Jr.; DB Tra’Mayne Bondurant, Fr.; WR Juron Criner, Sr.; QB Nick Foles, Sr.; C Kyle Quinn, Jr.; ARIZONA STATE: DL Jamaar Jarrett, Sr.; OL Dan Knapp, Sr.; RB Cameron Marshall, Jr.; DL Bo Moos, Sr.; LB Colin Parker,Sr.; WR Gerrell Robinson, Sr.; CALIFORNIA: DB D.J. Campbell, Sr.; DB Sean Cattouse, Sr.; OL Justin Cheadle, Sr.; LB D.J. Holt, Sr.; WR Marvin Jones, Sr.;TE Anthony Miller, Sr.; RB Isi Sofele, Jr.; OL Matt Summers-Gavin, Jr.; PK Giorgio Tavecchio, Sr.; DL Aaron Tipoti, Jr.; COLORADO: OL Ethan Adkins, Sr.; DL Josh Hartigan, Sr.; DB Greg Henderson, Fr.; DL Will Pericak, Jr.; LB Doug Rippy, Jr.; OREGON: OL Mark Asper, Sr.; DL Taylor Hart, So.; LB Dewitt Stuckey, Sr.; DE Terrell Turner, Sr.;  OREGON STATE: DL Scott Crichton, Fr.; P Johnny Hekker, Sr.; OL Grant Johnson, Sr.; DB Lance Mitchell, Sr.; WR MarkusWheaton, Jr.; STANFORD: ST Max Bergen, Sr.; OL Cameron Fleming, Fr.; RB Ryan Hewitt, So.; DL Matthew Masi  lo, Sr.; ST Ty Montgom-ery, Fr.; RS Drew Terrell, Jr.; DB Michael Thomas, Sr.; TE Levine Toilolo, So.; OL David Yankey, Fr.; UCLA: DB Andrew Abbott, Jr.; RB Johnathan Franklin, Jr.; OL Kai Maiava, Sr.; WR Nelson Rosario, Sr.; USC: RB Curtis McNeal, Jr.; LB Hayes Pullard, Fr.; TE Randall Telfer, Fr.; DL Christian Tupou, Sr.; UTAH: ST Greg Bird, Sr.; DB Conroy Black, Sr.; LB Brian Blechen, So.; DB Ryan Lacy, Jr.; PK Coleman Petersen, Jr.; LB ChazWalker, Sr.; WASHINGTON: WR Devin Aguilar, Sr.; TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Fr.; WR Jermaine Kearse, Sr.; QB Keith Price, So.; DLAlameda Ta’amu, Sr.; DB Desmond Trufant, Jr.; WASHINGTON STATE: OL John Fullington, So.; OL David Gonzalez, Sr.; OL B.J. Guerra, Sr.; DB Damante Horton, So.; WRJared Karstetter, Sr.; DL Brandon Rankin, Sr. - Pac-12 -  2011 Pac-12 Football All-Conference/Nov. 28, 2011 Page 4 
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