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Monday, June 23, 2014
Eight Pac-12 players on Athlon's A-A team
By Ted Miller
Eight Pac-12 players were named
first-team preseason All-Americans
by Athlon's on Monday, while 11 others were named to the other three teams.
Oregon, Stanford and USC each had a pair of first-team selections. The Ducks were represented by center
. Stanford's pair was OT
and kick returner
, while USC was represented by WR
The other two first-team selections were UCLA LB
and Washington LB
, the Pac-12's top Heisman Trophy candidate was second-team behind FSU's
, who won the trophy last year.
On the third team were three defenders: UCLA LB
, USC LB
and Washington DT
. Agholor also was named a punt returner, so he got two spots.
On the fourth team: Arizona State WR
, Oregon State C
and USC O-lineman
, who was listed as a guard even though he plays center. Stanford safety
was fourth team with the defense, while Utah kicker
was a fourth-team specialist.