Karl Dorrell, Jarek Broussard earn Pac-12 honors; 6 CU Buffs named to all-conference teams

Karl Dorrell was named the Pac-12 coach of the year, Jarek Broussard is the conference’s offensive player of the year and six Colorado Buffaloes players earned all-conference honors, the Pac-12 announced Tuesday.

Dorrell, 57, led the Buffs to a 4-1 record and trip to the Alamo Bowl in his first season as CU’s head coach. He is the second Buffs coach to win the award, joining Mike MacIntyre in 2016.

“I am honored, but as I have said, it’s really a team award,” Dorrell said in a news release. “It all starts with a great coaching staff and then players who are coachable and buy into what we want to accomplish, which is to get this program into a better position. I am appreciative and honored by the recognition, but honors such as these are truly a team effort.”

Broussard, a sophomore running back, became the first Colorado player to win a Pac-12 player of the year award. He is the sixth player in school history to be named a conference player of the year, joining quarterback Darian Hagan (1989), tailback Eric Bieniemy (1990), receiver Charles Johnson (1993), running back Rashaan Salaam (1994) and tailback Chris Brown (2002).

The 20-year-old had 129 carries for 813 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Pac-12 at 162.6 yards a game. He also had seven catches for 52 yards. He rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his first four games, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat in school history.

Broussard was also named the All-Pac-12 first team, along with senior linebacker Nate Landman. Senior quarterback Sam Noyer, junior offensive lineman Will Sherman, senior defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson and junior all-purpose/special teams player Jaylon Jackson were second-team selections.

Six players were all-conference honorable mentions: sophomore offensive lineman Frank Filip, junior defensive lineman Terrance Lang, junior defensive back Isaiah Lewis, sophomore offensive lineman Casey Roddick, sophomore return specialist Dimitri Stanley and junior linebacker Carson Wells.

Wide receiver Brenden Rice was an honorable mention for the offensive freshman of the year. Cornerback Christian Gonzalez was an honorable mention for the defensive freshman of the year.

All-Pac-12

First team

Offense

Pos.Player, year, school
QBKedon Slovis, So., USC
RBJarek Broussard, So., Colorado
RBJermar Jefferson, Jr., Oregon State
WRSimi Fehoko, Jr., Stanford
WRAmon-Ra St. Brown, Jr., USC
TECade Otton, Jr., Washington
OLDrew Dalman, Sr., Stanford
OLNathan Eldridge, Sr., Oregon State
OLNick Ford, Jr., Utah
OLJaxson Kirkland, Jr., Washington
OLAlijah Vera-Tucker, Jr., USC
OLDohnovan West, So., Arizona State

Defense

Pos.Player, year, school
DLOsa Odighizuwa, Sr., UCLA
DLKayvon Thibodeaux, So., Oregon
DLMarlon Tuipulotu, Jr., USC
DLZion Tupuola-Fetui, So., Washington
LBNate Landman, Sr., Colorado (1)
LBDevin Lloyd, Jr., Utah
LBAvery Roberts, Jr., Oregon State
DBCamryn Bynum, Sr., California
DBTalanoa Hufanga, Jr., USC
DBElijah Molden, Sr., Washington (1)
DBMykael Wright, So., Oregon

Specialists

Pos.Player, year, school
PKJadon Redding, So., Utah
PMichael Turk, Jr., Arizona State (1)
RSBritain Covey, Sr., Utah
AP/STThomas Booker, Jr., Stanford

Second team

Offense

Pos.Player, year, school
QBSam Noyer, Sr., Colorado
QBDorian Thompson-Robinson, Jr., UCLA
RBDemetric Felton, Sr., UCLA
RBTy Jordan, Fr., Utah
WRDrake London, So., USC
WRTyler Vaughns, Sr., USC
TEGreg Dulcich, So., UCLA
TEBrant Kuithe, Jr., Utah
OLAlex Forsyth, Jr., Oregon
OLJoshua Gray, Fr., Oregon State
OLSataoa Laumea, Fr., Utah
OLAbe Lucas, Jr., Washington State
OLWill Sherman, Jr., Colorado

Defense

Pos.Player, year, school
DLThomas Booker, Jr., Stanford
DLMustafa Johnson, Sr., Colorado
DLTyler Johnson, Jr., Arizona State
DLMika Tafua, Jr., Utah
LBCameron Goode, Sr., California
LBDrake Jackson, So., USC
LBEdefuan Ulofoshio, So., Washington
DBDeommodore Lenoir, Sr., Oregon
DBChase Lucas, Sr., Arizona State
DBTrent McDuffie, So., Washington
DBChris Steele, So., USC

Specialists

Pos.Player, year, school
PKJet Toner, Sr., Stanford
POscar Draguicevich, Sr., Washington State
RSD.J. Taylor, Fr., Arizona
AP/STJaylon Jackson, Jr., Colorado

(1) Two-time first team selection

Honorable mention

ARIZONA: RB Gary Brightwell, Sr.; DB Lorenzo Burns, Sr.; K Lucas Havrisik, Sr.; DL Roy Lopez, Sr.; LB Anthony Pandy, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE: OL Kellen Diesch, Grad.; DB Evan Fields, Sr.; DL Jermayne Lole, Jr.; LB Kyle Soelle, Jr.; RB Rachaad White, Jr.

CALIFORNIA: WR Kekoa Crawford, Sr.; OL Jake Curhan, Sr.; LB Kuony Deng, Sr.; DB Josh Drayden, Sr.; DL Brett Johnson, So.; DL Zeandae Johnson, Sr.; WR/RS Nikko Remigio, Jr.; OL Michael Saffell, Sr.; TE Jake Tonges, Jr.

COLORADO: OL Frank Fillip, So.; DL Terrance Lang, Jr.; DB Isaiah Lewis, Jr.; OL Casey Roddick, So.; RS Dimitri Stanley, So.; LB Carson Wells, Jr.

OREGON: OL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Jr.; OL T.J. Bass, Jr.; RB Travis Dye, Jr.; DL Austin Faoliu, Sr.; DB Jamal Hill, So.; WR Johnny Johnson III, Sr.; LB Noah Sewell, Fr.; LB Isaac Slade-Matautia, Jr.

OREGON STATE: RS Champ Flemings, Jr.; DB Jaydon Grant, Jr.; DL Isaac Hodgins, Jr.; AP/ST Jesiah Irish, So.; OL Nous Keobounnam, Sr.; TE Teagan Quitoriano, Jr.; LB Hamilcar Rashed Jr., R-Sr.; DL Simon Sandberg, Jr.; LB Omar Speights, So.; DB Nahshon Wright, Jr.

STANFORD: DB Malik Antoine, Sr.; RB Houston Heimuli, Sr.; RB Austin Jones, So.; DB Kyu Blu Kelly, So.; QB Davis Mills, Sr.; RS Nathaniel Peat, So.; LB Curtis Robinson, Sr.; OL Walter Rouse, So.; P Ryan Sanborn, So.; DL Thomas Schaffer, Sr.; WR Michael Wilson, Jr.

UCLA: DB Stephan Blaylock, Jr.; LB Caleb Johnson, Jr.; DB Qwuantrezz Knight, Sr.; OL Sam Marrazzo, Jr.; WR/RS Kyle Philips, So.

USC: DL Nick Figueroa, Jr.; DB Olaijah Griffin, Jr.; P Ben Griffiths, So.; K Parker Lewis, Fr.; OL Jalen McKenzie, Jr.; OL Brett Neilon, Jr.; DB Isaiah Pola-Mao, Jr.

UTAH: WR Britain Covey, Jr.; DB JaTravis Broughton, So.; ST Keegan Markgraf, Sr.; LB Nephi Sewell, Jr.

WASHINGTON: OL Henry Bainivalu, Jr.; OL Victor Curne, So.; AP/ST Kyler Gordon, So.; QB Dylan Morris, R-Fr.; OL Luke Wattenberg, Sr.

WASHINGTON STATE: WR Renard Bell, Sr.; OL Brian Greene, Jr.; WR Travell Harris, Jr.; DB Daniel Isom, Sr.; DL Brennan Jackson, R-So.; K Blake Mazza, Jr.; OL Liam Ryan, Sr.; DB Jaylen Watson, R-Jr.; LB Jahad Woods, Sr.


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