Seven USC Players Are Named All-Pacific-12 Conference First Team

Seven USC players — quarterback Sam Darnold, tailback Ronald Jones, defensive lineman Rasheem Green, outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, inside linebacker Cameron Smith, safety Marvell Tell and wide receiver Michael Pittman (special teams) — were first team all-Pac-12 selections today.

That s the most since 2011 for USC, when it also had seven.USC’s All-Pac-12 second team members were wide receiver Deontay Burnett, offensive tackle Toa Lobendahn, defensive lineman Christian Rector and safety Matt Lopes (special teams).

Honorable mention: offensive guard Chris Brown, tailback Stephen Carr, defensive tackle Josh Fatu, safety Chris Hawkins, cornerback Iman Marshall, wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr., tight end Tyler Petite, defensive tackle Brandon Pili and wide receiver Tyler Vaughns.

Individual awards will be announced around 3 p.m.


First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Sam Darnold, RSo., USC QB Josh Rosen, Jr., UCLA
RB Ronald Jones II, Jr., USC RB Royce Freeman, Sr., Oregon
RB Bryce Love, Jr., Stanford RB Myles Gaskin, Jr, Washington
WR N’Keal Harry, So., Arizona State WR Deontay Burnett, Jr., USC
WR Dante Pettis, Sr., Washington WR Darren Carrington II, Sr., Utah
TE Dalton Shultz, Sr., Stanford TE Will Dissly, Sr., Washington
OL Tyrell Crosby, Sr., Oregon OL David Bright, RSr., Stanford
OL Nate Herbig, So., Stanford OL Toa Lobendahn, RJr., USC
OL Kaleb McGary, Jr., Washington OL Cole Madison, RSr., Washington State
OL Cody O’Connell, RSr., Washington State OL Kolton Miller, RJr., UCLA
OL Coleman Shelton, Sr., Washington OL Salesi Uhatafe, Sr., Utah
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Rasheem Green, Jr., USC DL Greg Gaines, Jr., Washington
DL Hercules Mata’afa, RJr., Washington State DL Jalen Jelks, RJr., Oregon
DL Harrison Phillips, Sr., Stanford DL Christian Rector, RSo., USC
DL Vita Vea, Jr., Washington DL JoJo Wicker, Jr., Arizona State
LB Uchenna Nwosu, Sr., USC LB Keishawn Bierra, Sr., Washington
LB Cameron Smith, Jr., USC LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Jr., Washington
LB Kenny Young, Sr., UCLA LB Troy Dye, So., Oregon
DB Isaiah Oliver, Jr., Colorado DB Julian Blackmon, So., Utah
DB Taylor Rapp, So., Washington DB Chase Lucas, RFr., Arizona State
DB Justin Reid, Jr., Stanford DB Jojo McIntosh, Jr., Washington
DB Marvell Tell, Jr., USC DB Quenton Meeks, Jr., Stanford
DB Jalen Thompson, So., Washington State
DB Jaleel Wadood, Sr., UCLA
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Matt Gay, Jr., Utah PK Erik Powell, RSr., Washington State
P Mitch Wishnowsky, Jr., Utah (1) P Jake Bailey, Jr., Stanford
RS Dante Pettis, Sr., Washington RS Boobie Hobbs, Sr., Utah
AP/ST Brenden Schooler, So., Oregon AP/ST Matt Lopes, RSr., USC
AP/ST Michael Pittman Jr., So., USC

RS=return specialist
AP/ST=all-purpose/special teams player (not a kicker or returner)
(1) Two-time first team selection

No Tiebreaker: There was a tie for the fourth defensive back for second teams, so that team is represented with six defensive backs. There also was a tie for the all-purpose/special teams spot on first team.


ARIZONA:  OL Jacob Alsadek, RSr.; RS Shun Brown, Jr.; OL Nate Eldridge, So.; LB Colin Schooler, Fr.; QB Khalil Tate, So.; RB Nick Wilson, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE:  DB Chad Adams, Sr..; LB DJ Calhoun, Sr.; OL Sam Jones, RJr.; RB Demario Richard, Sr.; LB Christian Sam, Jr.; DL Tashon Smallwood, Sr.; QB Manny Wilkins, Jr.

CALIFORNIA:  LB Devante Downs, Sr.; RB Patrick Laird, Jr.; DL James Looney, Sr.; OL Patrick Mekari, Jr.

COLORADO:  LB Rick Gamboa, Jr.; OL Jeromy Irwin, Sr.; RB Phillip Lindsay, Sr.; QB Steven Montez, So.; DB Evan Worthington, Jr.;

OREGON:  DB Ugo Amadi, Jr.; TE Jake Breeland, RSo.; OL Jake Hanson, RSo.; DB Arrion Springs, Sr.; OL Calvin Throckmorton, So.

OREGON STATE:  LB Manase Hungalu, RSr.; DB David Morris, Fr.

STANFORD: OL Jesse Burkett, Sr.; OL A.T. Hall, Sr.; OL Walker Little, Fr.; LB Bobby Okereke, Sr.; RS Cameron Scarlett, Jr.; AP/ST Brandon Simmons, Sr.; PK Jet Toner, So.; WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Jr.

UCLA:  WR Darren Andrews, RSr.; WR Jordan Lasley, RJr.; OL Scott Quessenberry, RSr.; OL Najee Toran, Sr.; DL Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Sr.

USC: OL Chris Brown, RJr.; TB Stephen Carr, Fr.; DL Josh Fatu, Sr.; DB Chris Hawkins, RSr.; DB Iman Marshall, Jr.; WR Steven Mitchell Jr., RSr.; TE Tyler Petite, Jr.; DL Brandon Pili, Fr.; TB Tyler Vaughns, RFr.

UTAH: OL Lo Falemaka, Sr.; LB Kavika Luafatasaga, Sr.; DL Lowell Lotulelei, Sr.; DL Filipo Mokofisi, Sr.

WASHINGTON:  TB Salvon Ahmed, Fr.; LB Tevis Bartlett, Jr.; QB Jake Browning, Jr.; DB Myles Bryant, So.; OL Nick Harris, So.

WASHINGTON STATE: OL Andre Dillard, RJr.; QB Luke Falk, RSr.; LB Frankie Luvu, Sr.; RB Jamal Morrow, RSr.

26 thoughts on “Seven USC Players Are Named All-Pacific-12 Conference First Team

  1. Scooter, for a team that was utterly destroyed with a 11-2 record, (in your eyes), Sc did pretty well. 7 First teamers, 4 second teamers, and 9 honorable mention, plus 1 First team special teams player.
    How did your ruins do? Quitten Rosen was the second best (if they say (so) and a bunch of others that are not as good as USC. They had on first teamer and 3 second teamers. That is adding up real fast, not. Appreciate what USC has done for you. They have let you collect a pay check from the Daily News instead of being a bum collecting bottles and cans like Squatter Owns.

  2. Did the 2011 team with so much talent win the Pac-12? No? Maybe it’s Helton who has made the difference, Scottie. NO!!!!

  3. Let me guess, USC should have given all these players more playing time right Scottie? Or USC should have had more players on this list. Or USC should have won more games because they had seven on this list. Where’s the negative spin?

  4. Listen up!……According to a source(beefcakes) wolf is sitting on the head eating a jelly filled donut, brainstorming. He’s gathering thoughts, and will post a response discrediting the USC players picked to receive these great accolades

  5. ONE USC OL on the team, pathetic. And how does any ucla player make first team defense ????

    • That’s exactly why USC is not a dominant team yet. They have young offensive lineman right now and more coming in. Just need to coach them up.

  6. Great to see Marvell Tell get well deserved recognition. Given Rosen and Tate, I had anticipated Darnold being 3rd.

    • Surprised Like Falk didnt get second team . Wash st would have been a much lesser team without him

      • Too bad for you little gutties that Rosen got beat out in his final year by Darnold. Nothin’ new, huh.

        ucla’s always #2 in L.A. Poor Rosen picked the wrong school and never won a thing. Is he gonna play in the Cactus Juice Classic, or will he just start prepping for the NFL now?

        • Is “ little gutties” your comeback to everything? Even when it isnt anything about UCLA.

          • Too bad for you little gutty. Compared to mighty USC, your bruins got barely got mentioned in the Pac-12 team. So fitting you bruins can’t compete in football. Whine On!

  7. Thank goodness that Jack “Toast” Jones didn’t make it…the list has merit after all!

    • Jack is the Defensive Player of the Year and will be in New York for this weekend’s Heisman festivities. Just ask him.

    • Jack’s grade from Pro Football Focus was a 39.2 for the Stanford game, the lowest on the team.

  8. Jack Jones should get some kind of award. His play stood out for being just about the worst possible secondary back in the conference.

  9. ….I really cant believe how sophisticated this group is when talking about college football…one of three of the best players in the Pac 12 are on the same team….and yet…just watch the ND game and tell me this team is well coached and prepared for big time football…let me say it again and very slowly…2018 is going to be a brutal year for our beloved Trojans and and and all those empty seats at the end of the season will get Helton fired…just sayn…

    • J.A.M., your entire post is BS, through and through. J.A.M,, BS to you must be a T-Bone Steak. Keeping eating, Hombre, just not on SW’s Trojan Blog. Got it ?

      • Got it ? huh….try and be a tad more friendly in your posts…and…please in the future dont let facts get in the way of your opinions….oh wait…lmfao

  10. How did Josh Rosen beat out Luke Faulk for 2nd team? Jake Browning was probably more deserving that Rosen also.

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