Sam Darnold edges Josh Rosen for first-team All-Pac-12 honors

ByKyle Bonagura ESPN logo
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

USC quarterback Sam Darnold beat out UCLA counterpart Josh Rosen for a spot on the official All-Pac-12 team, which was released Tuesday. Rosen was named to the second team.

Stanford running back Bryce Love was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Love, a Heisman Trophy finalist, ran for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns on an impressive 8.3 yards per carry.

Washington defensive lineman Vita Vea was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Stanford's David Shaw was named Coach of the Year.

Among the five quarterbacks who received honorable mention recognition were: Washington's Jake Browning, the 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year; Washington State's Luke Falk, who set the conference career record for passing touchdowns; and Arizona's Khalil Tate, who generated the most Heisman buzz.

Washington State lineman Hercules Mata'afa, USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver also headlined the first-team defense.

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