Washington leads AP All-Pac-12 team with 6 players
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick, left, sacks Southern Utah quarterback Tannon Pedersen (10) in the second half during an NCAA college football game in Salt Lake City. Dimick shared defensive player of the year honors with USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson on the Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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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