Pac-12 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2016 season.

A changing of the guard took place in the Pac-12 in 2016. Oregon and Stanford have dominated the North Division, but Washington emerged as the conference’s top team and earned the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff with a 12-1 regular season record. The Huskies are a team on the rise under coach Chris Petersen, and both sides of the ball thrived this year. Quarterback Jake Browning and receiver John Ross developed a dynamic connection, while safety Budda Baker and cornerback Sidney Jones anchored the Pac-12’s top defense. The South Division also experienced a shake up at the top of the standings. Colorado edged USC for its first division title since joining the Pac-12, while UCLA and Arizona combined for just seven victories.

 

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 17, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2016 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first and second all-conference teams for the Pac-12:

 

Pac-12 2016 Season Awards
 

Offensive Player of the Year: Jake Browning, QB, Washington

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Hunter Dimick, DL, Utah

 

Best All-Around: Adoree’ Jackson, DB, USC

 

Coach of the Year: Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

 

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Sam Darnold, QB, USC

 

 Freshman of the Year (Defense): Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

 

Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Jonathan Smith, Washington

 

Defensive Coordinator of the Year: Jim Leavitt, Colorado

 

Newcomer of the Year: Davis Webb, QB, California

 

Breakout Player: Garett Bolles, OL, Utah

 

Pac-12 2016 Season Awards
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Jake Browning

Washington 

Luke Falk

Washington State 

RB

Joe Williams

Utah 

Myles Gaskin

Washington 

RB

Christian McCaffrey

Stanford 

Ronald Jones

USC 

AP

Phillip Lindsay (RB)

Colorado 

Ryan Nall (RB)

Oregon State 

WR

John Ross

Washington 

JuJu Smith-Schuster

USC 

WR

Chad Hansen

California 

Shay Fields

Colorado 

TE

Gabe Marks (WR)

Washington State 

Pharaoh Brown

Oregon 

C

Trey Adams (OL)

Washington 

Coleman Shelton

Washington 

OL

Zach Banner

USC 

Jeromy Irwin

Colorado 

OL

Garret Bolles

Utah 

Isaac Asiata

Utah 

OL

Chad Wheeler

USC 

Cole Madison

Washington State  

OL

Cody O'Connell

Washington State 

Jake Eldrenkamp

Washington 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

Hunter Dimick

Utah 

Hercules Mata'afa

Washington State 

DL

Solomon Thomas

Stanford 

Lowell Lotulelei

Utah 

DL

Takkarist McKinley

UCLA 

JoJo Wicker

Arizona State 

DL

Elijah Qualls

Washington 

Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

USC 

 

LB

Azeem Victor

Washington 

Cameron Smith

USC 

LB

Jayon Brown

UCLA 

Koron Crump

Arizona State 

LB

Jimmie Gilbert

Colorado 

Kenneth Olugbode

Colorado 

CB

Sidney Jones

Washington  

Ahkello Witherspoon

Colorado 

CB

Adoree' Jackson

USC 

Chidobe Awuzie

Colorado 

S

Budda Baker

Washington 

Shalom Luani

Washington State 

S

Tedric Thompson

Colorado 

Marcus Williams

Utah 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Zane Gonzalez 

Arizona State 

Conrad Ukropina

Stanford 

P

Mitch Wishnowsky

Utah 

Matt Haack

Arizona State 

KR

Adoree' Jackson

USC 

Charles Nelson

Oregon 

PR

Adoree' Jackson

USC 

Dante Pettis

Washington 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 22:01

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