Despite only winning four games this year, UCLA landed six total players on All-Pac-12 teams on Tuesday, led by three on the all-conference first team and two offensive lineman who blocked for the second-worst rushing offense in the country.
Offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry was UCLA’s only offensive first-team member while defensive end Takkarist McKinley and linebacker Jayon Brown led the Bruins on defense.
Quessenberry returned this season after two shoulder surgeries to start every game at center. McKinley led the Bruins with 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in his senior season. Brown led the conference in tackling (119) and became the first Bruin since Erik Kendricks in 2014 to reach the 100-tackle mark.
Left tackle Conor McDermott and tight end Nate Iese were named to All-Pac-12 second team offense and linebacker Kenny Young made the second team cut on defense.
Receiver Darren Andrews, safeties Randall Goforth and Jaleel Wadood, cornerback Fabian Moreau and defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes earned honorable mention honors.
The all-conference teams were selected by the Pac-12 head football coaches.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning was named the conference’s offensive player of the year, while USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson earned defensive player of the year.
USC quarterback Sam Darnold was the freshman offensive player of the year and UW defensive back Taylor Rapp earned defensive honors.
For leading Colorado from worst to first in the Pac-12 South, CU head coach Mike MacIntyre was voted coach of the year.
UW led all teams with nine first-team selections. USC was the next closest with four, although Jackson claimed two spots as a DB and a returner.