USC’s Drake London named AP Pac-12 offensive player of the year
With everything Utah endured — and accomplished — this season, it’s no surprise coach Kyle Whittingham was named the Associated Press Pac-12 Conference coach of the year for 2021.
Utah is going to the Rose Bowl for the first time after defeating Oregon for the Pac-12 championship in a game the Utes reached after righting themselves following a rocky start on the field.
Despite missing a month of the season, USC receiver Drake London is named the Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the year in football.
Utah opened the season 1-2, losing its third game to San Diego State. The Utes won their next game, the conference opener against Washington State, then tragedy struck: Defensive back Aaron Lowe was shot and killed at a party in Salt Lake City.
The team rallied, winning all but one of its remaining regular-season games, including a 38-7 victory at home over then-No. 3 Oregon on Nov. 20 that derailed the Ducks’ hopes for a playoff berth. They beat the Ducks again on Dec. 3 in the title game in Las Vegas.
Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd was recognized as the Pac-12 defensive player of the year.
The 2021 AP All-Pac-12 team, as selected by a panel of 14 sportswriters and sportscasters who regularly cover the league, with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown. (“u-” denotes unanimous selection):
QB — Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA, 6-1, 205, Sr., Las Vegas.
RB — B.J. Baylor, Oregon State, 5-11, 205, RS-Jr., Wharton, Texas.
RB — Tavion Thomas, Utah, 6-2, 221, So., Dayton, Ohio.
T — Braeden Daniels, Utah, 6-4, 300, So., Carrollton, Texas.
T — Abraham Lucas, Washington State, 6-7, 319, RS-Sr., Everett, Wash.
G — Andrew Vorhees, USC, 6-6, 320, RS-Sr., Kingsburg, Calif.
G — Nous Keobounnam, Oregon State, 6-2, 292, RS-Sr., Portland, Ore.
C — Nick Ford, Utah, 6-5, 317, Jr., San Pedro.
TE — Greg Dulcich, UCLA, 6-4, 250, RS Jr., Glendale.
WR — Drake London, USC, 6-5, 210, Jr., Moorpark.
WR — Calvin Jackson Jr., Washington State, 5-10, 194, Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
K — (tie) Parker Lewis USC, 6-3, 205, So., Phoenix; Dean Janikowski, Washington State, 6-1, 211, RS-So., Fallbrook, Calif.
All Purpose — Britain Covey, Utah, 5-8, 170, Jr., Provo, Utah.
DE — Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon, 6-5, 258, So., Los Angeles.
DE — Mika Tafua, Utah, 6-3, 250, Jr., Laie, Hawaii.
DT — Brandon Dorlus, Oregon, 6-3, 284, So., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DT — Popo Aumavae, Oregon, 6-5, 305, Jr., Stockton.
LB — u-Devin Lloyd, Utah, 6-3, 235, Jr., Chula Vista, Calif.
LB — Noah Sewell, Oregon, 6-3, 251, Fr., Malaeimi, American Samoa.
LB —Nephi Sewell, Utah, 6-0, 228, Jr., Malaeimi, American Samoa.
CB — Trent McDuffie, Washington, 5-11, 195., Jr., Westminster.
CB —Kylor Gordon, Washington, 6-0, 200, Jr., Mukilteo, Wash.
S — Verone McKinley III, Oregon, 5-11, 194, So., Carrollton, Texas.
S — Elijah Hicks, California, 5-11, 200, Sr., Long Beach.
P — Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona, 6-1, 215, So., Phoenix.
Pac-12 offensive player of the year — Drake London, USC.
Pac-12 defensive player of the year — Devin Lloyd, Utah.
Pac-12 coach of the year — u-Kyle Whittingham, Utah.
Pac-12 newcomer of the year — Zach Charbonnet, UCLA.
QB — Cameron Rising, Utah, 6-2, 220, So., Ventura.
RB —Travis Dye, Oregon, 5-10, 190, Jr., Norco.
RB — Raachad White, Arizona State, 6-2, 210, RS-Sr., Kansas City.
OT — Sean Rhyan, UCLA, 6-5, 320, Jr., Ladera Ranch.
OT — Kellen Diesch, Arizona State, 6-7, 300, Sr., Trophy Club, Texas.
OG — Paul Garttan Jr., UCLA, 6-4, 300, RS-Sr., Pittsburgh.
OG —Sataoa Laumea, Utah, 6-4, 304, RS-Fr. , Rialto.
C — Nathan Eldridge, Oregon State, 6-4, 297, RS-Sr., Anthem, Ariz.
TE — Brant Kuithe, Utah, 6-2, 230, Jr., Katy, Texas.
WR — Kyle Philips, UCLA, 5-11, 191, RS Jr., San Marcos, Calif.
WR —Travell Harris, Washington State, 5-9, 185, RS-Sr., Tampa, Fla.
All Purpose — Kyle Philips, UCLA.
K — Camden Lewis, Oregon, 5-11, 208, So., Charlotte, N.C.
DE —Drake Jackson, USC, 6-4, 250, Jr., Corona.
DE — Ron Stone Jr., Washington State, 6-3, 240, RS-Jr., San Jose.
DT — D.J. Davidson, Arizona State, 6-5, 325, Sr., Mesa, Ariz.
DT — Junior Tafuna, Utah, 6-3, 290, Fr., Taylorsville, Utah
LB — Nate Landman, Colorado, 6-3, 235, Sr., Danville, Calif.
LB — Avery Roberts, Oregon State, 6-1, 234, RS-Jr., Wilmington, Del.
LB — Cameron Goode, California, 6-4, 240, RS-Sr., Spring, Texas.
CB — Clark Phillips III, Utah, 510, 185, Fr., Lakewood, Calif.
CB — Jay Shaw, UCLA, 5-11, 190, Sr., Corona.
S — Quentin Lake, UCLA, 6-1, 205, Sr., Irvine.
S — Vontae Davis, Utah, 6-0, 195, Sr., Rosenberg, Texas.
P — Race Porter, Washington, 6-3, 190, Sr., Seattle.
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