Kenjon Barner, Marqise Lee Headline 2012 All-Pac 12 Team

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Kenjon Barner, Marqise Lee Headline 2012 All-Pac 12 Team

The Pac-12 individual awards and all-conference first and second teams were announced on Monday, and there were hardly any surprises. 

Leading the way was Marqise Lee. USC's sophomore wide receiver—who has been rising up Heisman lists all season—earned Offensive Player of the Year honors and was the only player to be unanimously voted to the first team.

It's hard to argue against Lee, who week-in and week-out proved to be absolutely unstoppable. He finished with 112 catches for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns while serving as a dynamite kick returner, as well. 

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Still though, Kenjon Barner—among a few other players—might have a say in the decision. The electric Oregon running back led one of the most feared rushing attacks in the nation to the tune of 1,624 rushing yards (6.5 yards per attempt) and 22 total touchdowns.

He'll have a first-team all-conference recognition to help him get through the disappointment. 

On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona State's Will Sutton took home the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award.

The relentless pass-rusher totaled a ridiculous 20.0 tackles for loss (first in the conference) and 10.5 sacks (third). He also added five pass deflections and three forced fumbles for a Sun Devils defense that ranked second in the Pac-12 in total yards allowed per game and constantly forced opposing teams into costly turnovers. 

Let's take a look at the rest of the awards and all-conference teams, which come courtesy of Pac-12.com

 

Top Awards

Award Winner Pos Team Year
Offensive Player of the Year Marqise Lee WR USC Soph
Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton DE Arizona State Junior
Freshman Offensive Player of the Year Marcus Mariota QB Oregon Fresh
Freshman Defensive Player of the Year Leonard Williams DE USC Fresh
Coach of the Year David Shaw   Stanford  

 

First Team All Pac-12

Pos Player Team Year
QB Marcus Mariota Oregon Fresh
RB Kenjon Barner Oregon Senior
RB Ka'Deem Carey Arizona Soph
WR Marqise Lee USC Soph
WR Markus Wheaton Oregon St. Senior
TE Zach Ertz Stanford Senior
OL Hroniss Grasu Oregon Soph
OL Khaled Holmes USC Senior
OL Brian Schwenke California Senior
OL Xavier Su'a-Filo UCLA Soph
OL David Yankey Stanford Junior
DL Scott Crichton Oregon St. Soph
DL Dion Jordan Oregon Senior
DL Star Lotulelei Utah Senior
DL Will Sutton Arizona St. Junior
LB Anthony Barr UCLA Junior
LB Trent Murphy Stanford Senior
LB Chase Thomas Stanford Senior
DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon Soph
DB Jordan Poyer Oregon State Senior
DB Ed Reynolds Stanford Junior
DB Desmond Trufant Washington Senior
PK Vince D'Amato California Junior
P Jeff Locke UCLA Senior
RS Reggie Dunn Utah Senior
ST Jordan Jenkins Oregon State Senior

 

Second Team All Pac-12

Pos Player Team Year
QB Matt Scott Arizona Senior
RB Johnathan Franklin UCLA Senior
RB Stepfan Taylor Stanford Senior
WR Austin Hill Arizona Soph
WR Robert Woods USC Junior
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington Soph
OL Jeff Baca UCLA Senior
OL David Bakhtiari Colorado Junior
OL Sam Brenner Utah Senior
OL Kevin Danser Stanford Senior
OL Sam Schwartzstein Stanford Senior
DL Henry Anderson Stanford Junior
DL Morgan Breslin USC Junior
DL Ben Gardner Stanford Senior
DL Datone Jones UCLA Senior
LB Kiko Alonso Oregon Senior
LB Michael Clay Oregon Senior
LB Brandon Magee Arizona St. Senior
DB Deone Bucannon Washington St. Junior
DB Alden Darby Arizona St. Junior
DB T.J. McDonald USC Senior
DB Nickell Robey USC Junior
PK Andrew Furney Washington St. Junior
P Josh Hubner Arizona St. Senior
RS Marqise Lee USC Soph
ST David Allen UCLA Senior

 

A complete list of the honorable mentions, along with other notes, can be found here


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