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Pac-12 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Jake Browning

Jake Browning

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.

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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

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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