USC linebacker Cameron Smith and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen were chosen as the Pac-12’s top freshman football players in voting by the conference’s head coaches announced on Tuesday.
Stanford running back and return specialist Christian McCaffrey was offensive player of the year, and Oregon end DeForest Buckner was the top defensive player. David Shaw of Stanford and Mike Leach of Washington State were co-coaches of the year. Mike Bercovici, Arizona State’s quarterback, was chosen the top scholar-athlete.
Five USC players and one from UCLA were selected to the first team.
Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, linebacker Su’a Cravens, defensive back Adoree’ Jackson, offensive tackle Zach Banner and defensive lineman Antwaun Woods made the top team from USC, along with UCLA defensive lineman Kenny Clark.
Clark has 58 tackles, including 5 1/2 for losses.
Smith-Schuster has 74 receptions, 10 for touchdowns. Cravens, a two-time first-team choice, has two interceptions and leads USC with 13 1/2 tackles for losses, including 5 1/2 sacks. Jackson, who also was listed on the second team as a return specialist, returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown against California. Woods has six tackles for losses, including three sacks.
Offensive tackle Chad Wheeler, defensive lineman Delvon Simmons and special teams player Soma Vainuku were USC players on the second team.
Second-team choices from UCLA were center Jake Brendel and offensive lineman Conor McDermott, linebacker Deon Hollins, running back Paul Perkins, tight end Thomas Duarte, defensive backs Randall Goforth and Jaleel Wadood and kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.
All-Pac-12 Conference football
QB Luke Falk, So., Washington State
QB Jared Goff, Jr., California
RB Royce Freeman, So., Oregon
RB Christian McCaffrey, So., Stanford
WR Kenny Lawler, Jr., California
WR Gabe Marks, Jr., Washington State
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, So., USC
TE Austin Hooper, Jr., Stanford
OL Zach Banner, Jr., USC
OL Joe Dahl, Sr., Washington State
OL; Joshua Garnett, Sr., Stanford
OL Tyler Johnstone, Sr, Oregon
OL Kyle Murphy, Sr., Stanford
DL DeForest Buckner, Sr., Oregon
L Kenny Clark, Jr., UCLA
DL Lowell Lotulelei, So., Utah
DL Aziz Shittu, Sr., Stanford
DL Antwaun Woods, Sr., USC
LB Su’a Cravens, Jr., USC
LB Blake Martinez, Sr., Stanford
LB Gionni Paul, Sr., Utah
DB Budda Baker, So., Washington
DB Adoree’ Jackson, So., USC
DB Sidney Jones, So., Washington
DB Marcus Williams, So., Utah
PK Aidan Schneider, So., Oregon
P Tom Hackett, Sr., Utah
RS Christian McCaffrey, So., Stanford
ST Charles Nelson, So., Oregon