Monday, January 27, 2014
How Pac-12 players fared in Senior Bowl
By Kyle Bonagura
The Pac-12 was represented by six players in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, but the group's impact on the game was minimal.
Five of the six were defensive players, with Stanford fullback Ryan Hewitt (3 carries, 11 yards) the lone offensive player from the conference.
Utah cornerback Keith McGill, who drew rave reviews throughout the week, capped his solid trip to Alabama with a good performance that included a game-sealing interception of Miami's Stephen Morris. McGill measured in at 6-3, 214 pounds and has drawn comparisons to former Stanford star Richard Sherman.
Reviews for two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton of Arizona State were mixed, but his production in the game was there. Sutton was tied with Stanford linebacker Trent Murphy for a conference-high four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss.
Washington State safety Deone Bucannon recorded three tackles, and Cal's Deandre Coleman followed up a well-reviewed week of practice with a pair of tackles.
Oregon receiver Josh Huff and UCLA's duo of linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) and receiver Shaquelle Evans (undisclosed injury) practiced throughout the week, but did not play.
In a Scouts Inc. list of superlatives from the week, only Huff was included . However, Todd McShay mentions McGill in the accompanying video:
Best vertical speed: Josh Huff, Oregon. We were surprised by Huff's quick start and extra gear when tracking the ball down vertically.
Here is the official box score from the game.
- Ryan Hewitt, Stanford: 3 carries, 11 yards.
Did not play
- Will Sutton, Arizona State: 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
- Trent Murphy, Stanford: 4 tackles
- Deone Bucannon, Washington State: 3 tackles
- Deandre Coleman, Cal: 2 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss
- Keith McGill, Utah: 1 tackle, 1 interception
- Josh Huff, Oregon: "precautionary reasons"
- Shaquelle Evans, UCLA: undisclosed injury
- Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA: groin injury