So, not too many of us were exactly thrilled when the Pac-12 released its All-Conference teams yesterday, and for justifiable reasons.
Only one Sun Devil was represented between the first and second all-confrerence teams. Six received honorable mentions.
The conference's sacks and tackles for loss leader was snubbed, as well as the player with the second-most tackles for loss and 13th-most total tackles in the conference. They were both Sun Devils. Truthfully, the argument can be made that neither didn't deserve to make the list over those who did, but it still leaves Sun Devils fans (understandably) wondering how they could be overlooked.
However, I believe I speak on behalf of the rest of the staff at House of Sparky when I say that while we take slight issue with the snubs (the rest of the list, honestly, looks about right), we don't feel any need to take any shots at those who aided in naming their list. To each their own opinion.
Instead, below we would like to take the opportunity to just simply set the record straight. Here are our first and second All-Pac-12 Conference Teams for the 2015 season.
|First Team||Second Team|
|QB||Jared Goff, Cal||Kevin Hogan, Stanford|
|QB||Luke Falk, Wash St||Vernon Adams, Jr., Oregon|
|RB||Christian McCaffrey, Stanford||Devontae Booker, Utah|
|RB||Royce Freeman, Oregon||Paul Perkins, UCLA|
|WR||JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC||Nelson Spruce, Colorado|
|WR||Gabe Marks, Wash St||Kenny Lawler, Cal|
|WR||Bralon Addison, Oregon||Darren Carrington, Oregon|
|TE||Thomas Duarte, UCLA||Austin Hooper, Stanford|
|OL||Joshua Garnett, Stanford||Zach Wheeler, USC|
|OL||Zach Banner, USC||Jake Brendel, UCLA|
|OL||Joe Dahl, Wash St||Christian Westerman, ASU|
|OL||Tyler Johnstone, Oregon||J.J. Dielman, Utah|
|OL||Kyle Murphy, Stanford||Stephane Nembot, Colorado|
|DL||Aziz Shittu, Stanford||Delvon Simmons, USC|
|DL||DeForest Buckner, Oregon||Lowell Lotulelei, Utah|
|DL||Kenny Clark, UCLA||Jason Fanaika, Utah|
|DL||Antuwan Woods, USC||Reggie Gilbert, Arizona|
|DL||Darryl Paulo, Wash St||Derrick McCartney, Colorado|
|LB||Su'a Cravens, USC||Antonio Longino, ASU|
|LB||Blake Martinez, Stanford||Travis Feeney, Washington|
|LB||Gionni Paul, Utah||Salamo Fiso, ASU|
|DB||Adoree' Jackson, USC||Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado|
|DB||Sidney Jones, Washington||Jaleel Wadood, UCLA|
|DB||Budda Baker, Washington||Will Parks, Arizona|
|DB||Marcus Williams, Utah||Ronnie Harris, Stanford|
|PK||Aidan Schneider, Oregon||Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA|
|P||Tom Hackett, Utah||Matt Haack, ASU|
|RS||Christian McCaffrey, Stanford||Adoree' Jackson, USC|
|AP/ST||Charles Nelson, Oregon||Victor Bolden, Oreg St|
Arizona: P Drew Riggleman, K Casey Skowron
Arizona State: OG Vi Teofilo, DB Jordan Simone, DL Tashon Smallwood
California: TE Stephen Anderson, DL Kyle Kragen, DB Stefan McClure, LB Hardy Nickerson
Colorado: SS Tedric Thompson, Jr., DB Ken Crawley
Oregon: DB Tyree Robinson, LB Joe Walker, DL Alex Balducci, DB Reggie Daniels
Oregon State: DL Kyle Peko, OL Isaac Seumalo, Jr., OL Josh Mitchell
Stanford: LB Kevin Anderson, DL Brennan Scarlett
UCLA: OG Connor McDermott, DB Randall Goforth, WR Jordan Payton, QB Josh Rosen
USC: RB Ronald Jones II, LB Cameron Smith, RB Justin Davis, DB Iman Marshall
Utah: LB Jared Norris, K Andy Phillips, Jr., OL Isaac Asiata, Jr., DL Kylie Fitts
Washington: LB Azeem Victor, RB Myles Gaskin, DL Greg Gaines, DB Kevin King, Jr.
Washington State: LB Peyton Pueller, LB Jeremiah Allison, WR River Cracraft, DB Shalom Luani, Jr., WR Dom Williams