PHOENIX (AP) Washington receiver John Ross is the player of the year on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday and two players shared defensive honors.
Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick and multi-dimensional USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson shared defensive player of the year.
Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre was the coach of the year after leading a massive turnaround in Boulder and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was a unanimous choice as newcomer of the year.
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Washington led the first team with six players, including Budda Baker, a unanimous choice at safety. The No. 4 Huskies won the Pac-12 championship and earned a spot in the College Football Playoff, facing top-ranked Alabama in the Peach Bowl.
The 2016 AP All-Pac-12 team, with players listed by name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (u-denotes unanimous selections):
Safeties – Shalom Luani, Washington State, 6-0, 205, Sr., American Samoa; Marcus Williams, Utah, 6-1, 195, Jr., Corona, California.
Punter – Matt Haack, Arizona State, 6-1, 201, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa
Offensive Player of the Year – John Ross, Washington.
Defensive Player of the Year – Hunter Dimick, Utah and Adoree’ Jackson, USC
Newcomer of the Year – u-Sam Darnold, USC
Coach of the Year – Mike MacIntyre, Colorado
All-Pac-12 voting panel:
Aaron Fentress, CSN Northwest; Dale Grummert, Lewiston Morning Tribune; Anthony Gimino, Lindy’s Football Annuals; Doug Haller, Arizona Republic; Brian Howell, Boulder Daily Camera; Gina Mizell, Oregonian; Tony Parks, KZNS; Jacob Thorpe, Spokesman-Review; Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News;
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