Pac-12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.

Behind quarterback Sam Darnold and a talented front seven on defense this year, USC claimed its first Pac-12 title since 2008. The Trojans missed out on a CFB Playoff berth after suffering two losses in the regular season, but coach Clay Helton's team finished with an 11-2 mark and won the league title game over Stanford in early December. USC wasn't the only bright spot in the Pac-12 this fall. Stanford won the Pac-12 North and had a Heisman finalist in running back Bryce Love, while Washington eclipsed double-digit victories for the second year in a row. The conference also produced nine bowl teams and seven programs ended the regular season with a winning record.

 

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 16, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2017 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 2017 Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

Defensive Player of the Year: Hercules Mata'afa, DL, Washington State

Coach of the Year: Clay Helton, USC

Freshman of the Year (Offense): J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Colin Schooler, LB, Arizona

Breakout Player: Khalil Tate, QB, Arizona

 

Pac-12 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Sam Darnold

USC 

Josh Rosen

UCLA 

RB

Bryce Love

Stanford 

Royce Freeman

Oregon 

RB

Ronald Jones

USC 

Myles Gaskin

Washington 

AP

Dante Pettis

Washington 

Phillip Lindsay

Colorado 

WR

N'Keal Harry

Arizona State 

Darren Carrington

Utah 

WR

Deontay Burnett

USC 

Jordan Lasley

UCLA 

TE

Kaden Smith

Stanford 

Noah Togiai

Oregon State 

C

Coleman Shelton

Washington 

Kaleb McGary (OL)

Washington 

OL

Tyrell Crosby

Oregon 

Cole Madison

Washington State 

OL

Cody O'Connell

Washington State 

Toa Lobendahn

USC 

OL

Jacob Alsadek

Arizona 

Kolton Miller

UCLA 

OL

David Bright

Stanford 

Nate Herbig

Stanford 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

Vita Vea

Washington 

Jalen Jelks

Oregon 

DL

Hercules Mata'afa

Washington State 

Greg Gaines

Washington 

DL

Harrison Phillips

Stanford 

Christian Rector

USC 

DL

Rasheem Greene

USC 

Kenny Young (LB)

UCLA 

LB

Uchenna Nwosu

USC 

Troy Dye

Oregon 

LB

Cameron Smith

USC 

Bobby Okereke

Stanford 

LB

Keishawn Bierria

Washington 

Christian Sam

Arizona State 

CB

Quenton Meeks

Stanford 

Arrion Springs

Oregon 

CB

Isaiah Oliver

Colorado 

Jalen Thompson (S)

Washington State 

S

Marvell Tell

USC 

Taylor Rapp

Washington 

S

Justin Reid

Stanford 

Jaleel Wadood

UCLA 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Matt Gay

Utah 

Erik Powell

Washington State 

P

Mitch Wishnowsky

Utah 

Jake Bailey

Stanford 

KR

Cameron Scarlett

Stanford 

Velus Jones

USC 

PR

Dante Pettis

Washington 

Shun Brown

Arizona 

 

Event Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:40

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