By Chris Foster
12:17 PM PST, December 2, 2013
UCLA’s Myles Jack has been named the freshman offensive and defensive player of the year in the Pac-12.
Jack, who came to UCLA as a linebacker, was inserted into the lineup as a running back the last four games this season.
He finished with 269 yards rushing, averaging 7.2 yards per carry, and scored seven touchdowns. On defense, he had 70 tackles. He clinched a 34-27 victory over Utah by intercepting a pass on the five-yard line with 16 seconds left.
Jack was also named second-team all-conference as a linebacker.
USC had three players named first-team all-conference and UCLA two.
USC center Marcus Martin and UCLA tackle Xavier Su’a-Filo were both on the first-team offense. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams. USC’s Soma Vainuku was named first-team special team.
USC defensive back Dion Bailey, linebacker Hayes Pullard and defensive lineman Devon Kennard were named second-team defense. UCLA’s Ryan Hoffmeister was named second-team special teams.
Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was the offensive player of the year. Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton was the defensive player of the year. Arizona State’s Todd Graham was named coach of the year.
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