2012 CFN All-Pac-12 Team & Roundup
USC WR Marqise Lee takes top honors in the CFN 2012 All-Pac-12 team.
CFN 2012 All-Pac 12 Team
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2012 CFN All-Pac-12 Offense
QB – Marcus Mariota, Fr. Oregon
RB – Kenjon Barner, Sr. Oregon
RB – Ka’Deem Carey, Soph. Arizona
WR – Marqise Lee, Soph. USC
WR – Markus Wheaton, Sr. Oregon State
TE – Zach Ertz, Sr. Stanford
OL – Hroniss Grasu, Soph. Oregon
OL – Khaled Holmes, Sr. USC
OL – Brian Schwenke, Sr. California
OL – Xavier Su’a-Filo, Soph., UCLA
OL – David Yankey, Jr., Stanford
PK – Trevor Romaine, Soph. Oregon State
KR – Reggie Dunn, Sr. Utah
2012 CFN All-Pac-12 Defense
DL – Scott Crichton, Soph. Oregon State
DL – Datone Jones, Sr. UCLA
DL – Star Lotulelei, Sr. Utah
DL – Will Sutton, Jr. ASU
LB – Anthony Barr, Jr. UCLA
LB – Trent Murphy, Sr. Stan
LB – Chase Thomas, Sr. Stanford
DB – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Soph. Oregon
DB – T.J. McDonald, Sr. USC
DB – Jordan Poyer, Sr. OSU
DB – Desmond Trufant, Sr. Washington
P – Josh Hubner, Sr. ASU
PR – Keenan Allen, Jr. Cal
The Best Pac-12 Players of 2012
1. WR Marqise Lee, Soph. USC
2. RB Ka’Deem Carey, Soph. Arizona
3. RB Kenjon Barner, Sr. Oregon
4. RB Johnathan Franklin, Sr. UCLA
5. LB Anthony Barr, Jr. UCLA
6. DT Will Sutton, Jr. Arizona State
7. DT Star Lotulelei, Sr. Utah
8. QB Marcus Mariota, Fr. Oregon
9. RB Stepfan Taylor, Sr. Stanford
10. QB Matt Barkley, Sr. USC
11. WR Markus Wheaton, Sr. Oregon State
12. CB Jordan Poyer, Sr. Oregon
13. DE Chase Thomas, Sr. Stanford
14. LB Trent Murphy, Sr. Stanford
15. DE Scott Crichton, Soph. Oregon State
16. LB Eric Kendricks, Soph. UCLA
17. TE Zach Ertz, Sr. Stanford
18. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Soph. Washington
19. QB Brett Hundley, Fr. UCLA
20. RB De’Anthony Thomas, Soph. Oregon
21. DE Datone Jones, Sr. UCLA
22. DE Morgan Breslin, Jr. USC
23. DE Dion Jordan, Sr. Oregon
24. C Khaled Holmes, Sr. USC
25. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Soph. Oregon
26. QB Matt Scott, Sr. Arizona
27. WR Austin Hill, Soph. Arizona
28. WR Robert Woods, Jr. USC
29. DE Ben Gardner, Sr. Stanford
30. RB Bishop Sankey, Soph. Washington
2012 CFN Pac-12 Off.
Player of the Year
WR Marqise Lee, Soph. USC
Robert Woods was supposed to be the team's superstar receiver coming into the season, and while he had a nice year, it was Lee who broke out, literally, from the opening kick taking it back 75 yards for a touchdown against Hawaii. While he had a nice year as a returner, he was dominant as a receiver with 112 catches for 1,680 yards and 14 scores highlighted by a 16-catch, 345-yard, two score day in the loss to Arizona and followed up by a 12-catch, 157-yard, two touchdown performance against Oregon.
2012 CFN Pac-12 Def.
Player of the Year
LB Anthony Barr, Jr. UCLA
The do-it-all leader for a strong Bruin defense, Barr was a steady and effective tackler against the run with 74 tackles and a holy terror in the backfield with 13.5 sacks with 20.5 tackles for loss. While he came up with big days in the loss to Oregon State, making two sacks with seven stops, and against Washington State
with eight stops and 2.5 sacks, his season was was about consistency. He was terrific week-in-and-week-out.
3 Biggest Surprises
1. Stanford wins the Pac-12 the year after Andrew Luck leaves for the NFL. While most assumed the Cardinal would retreat in 2012, it’ll instead finish the year in the Rose Bowl.
2. The Cardinal’s opponent in the Pac-12 title game was none other than UCLA, not the other team from Los Angeles. The Bruins exceeded even the most optimistic forecasts by winning nine regular season games.
3. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey leads the country in rushing. Just a true sophomore, and playing in a new system, he’s rushed for 1,757 yards and 20 touchdowns.
3 Biggest Disappointments
1. USC. And it’s not even close. Top-ranked entering the season, the 7-5 Trojans couldn’t even win the Pac-12 South, and will close out the dismal campaign in the Sun Bowl.
2. Washington QB Keith Price. In the junior’s defense, he didn’t get a lot of help from his O-line. Still, after accounting for 36 touchdowns in his debut, and getting some preseason Heisman talk, his 2012 was a big letdown.
3. Cal. Okay, so the Bears weren’t supposed to be much better than 7-5, but 3-9? By the end of a five-game losing streak, the administration couldn’t help but fire long-time head coach Jeff Tedford.
Best Pac-12 Game of the Season
Oct. 6 Stanford 54 … Arizona 48
This shootout didn’t involve Oregon or USC, and has long since been forgotten, but it sure was entertaining. Two months before the Cardinal rose to the top of the Pac-12 heap, it nearly got tagged at home by Rich Rodriguez’s squad. The Wildcats held a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter, fueled by the running of Ka’Deem Carey and the passing of Matt Scott. However, Stanford scored the game’s final 20 points, pulling out a thriller in overtime. The Cardinal might not have even won the North Division had it not been for the late heroics of QB Josh Nunes, who has since been benched.
Second Best Game: Nov. 3 Oregon 62 … USC 51
Third Best Game: Nov. 17 Stanford 17 … Oregon 14
Coach of the Year
1) David Shaw, Stanford
2) Jim Mora, UCLA
3) Mike Riley, Oregon State
Performances of the Year
1) Nov. 3 – In the biggest Pac-12 game of the year up to this point, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner gutted the USC defense for a Duck-record 321 yards and five scores on 38 carries. He spearheaded a 62-point outburst, the biggest to ever come at Troy’s expense.
2) Nov. 10 – In the long an prolific history of Pac-12 football, no back has ever done what Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey did on this day in Tucson. The budding star ran for a league-record 366 yards and five scores on 25 carries versus Colorado.
3) Oct. 27 – In a season chock full of high points and stellar moments, USC All-American WR Marqise Lee peaked with 16 catches for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two scores in a loss to Arizona.
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
2) QB Brett Hundley, UCLA
3) RB Storm Woods, Oregon State