2012 All Pac-12 Picks for Tight Ends: What Is a Fourier Transform?

Michael TierneyAnalyst IJuly 27, 2012

Dec 31, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA;  UCLA Bruins tight end Joseph Fauria (8) removes the helmet from Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus (85) during the second quarter  of the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

A Fourier [foor-ee-ey] transform is a mathematical function that expresses the function of time as a function of frequency.

But at UCLA, it is Joseph Fauria [foor-ee-ey]. He is providing an important function for the Bruins - one that expresses points as a function of wins.

Every time the Bruins get into a third-and-long situation, Fauria hauls in a 12-yard pass for a first down! The code for third-down efficiency at UCLA is 'Fauria.' Joseph Fauria is also the pick for First Team All-Pac-12 Tight Ends.

Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention last year; however, he will climb to Second Team in 2012.

USC’s Randall Telfer also was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. Telfer would surpass Seferian-Jenkins if he did not split time with USC's other exceptional tight end Xavier Grimble.

Here is a quick look at the preseason picks for the best Pac-12 tight ends.

 

EARLY All-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM

Joseph Fauria

  • UCLA Bruins
  • No. 8, 6'7", 255 lbs, Senior
  • Was a Scout.com 4-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Second Round in 2013

 

EARLY All-PAC-12 SECOND TEAM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins 

  • Washington Huskies
  • No. 88, 6'6", 260 lbs, Sophomore
  • Was a Scout.com 4-star commit
  • NFL: Projected First Round in 2015

 

EARLY All-PAC-12 THIRD TEAM

Randall Telfer 

  • USC Trojans
  • No. 82, 6'4", 255 lbs, Sophomore
  • Was a Scout.com 4-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Third Round in 2015

 

EARLY All-PAC-12 FOURTH TEAM

Zach Ertz 

  • Stanford Cardinal
  • No. 86, 6'6", 255 lbs, Junior
  • Was a Scout.com 3-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Undrafted in 2014

 

EARLY All-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Levine Toilolo 

  • Stanford Cardinal
  • No. 11, 6'8", 265 lbs, Junior
  • Was a Scout.com 4-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Fourth Round in 2014

 

Xavier Grimble 

  • USC Trojans
  • No. 86, 6'5", 255 lbs, Sophomore
  • Was a Scout.com 4-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Fourth Round in 2015

 

Colt Lyerla

  • Oregon Ducks
  • No. 15, 6'5", 240 lbs, Sophomore
  • Was a Scout.com 5-star commit
  • NFL: Projected Fourth Round in 2015

 

Other preseason picks:

All-Pac-12 Picks for Quarterbacks

All-Pac-12 Picks for Running Backs

All-Pac-12 Picks for Centers

All-Pac-12 Picks for Offensive Guards

All-Pac-12 Picks for Offensive Tackles


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