SAN FRANCISCO – The preseason All-Pac-12 team, as selected by the media who cover Pac-12 football, has been announced ahead of the 2022 season. Defending Pac-12 champion Utah and USC lead the way with six First Team selections each.
Utah RB Tavion Thomas, who had a school-record 21 rushing touchdowns last season, is one of three Utes on the First Team Offense alongside TE Brant Kuithe and OL Braeden Daniels. Kyle Whittingham's squad also place three on the First Team Defense with DB Clark Phillips III, DB Cole Bishop and DL Van Fillinger. Three Utes made the Second Team, including QB Cameron Rising who was the First Team QB of the 2021 All-Pac-12 team.
USC had four players on the First Team Offense with three of them joining the team this season through the transfer portal. QB Caleb Williams, a freshman All-American at Oklahoma last season, joins his former Sooners teammate WR Mario Williams on the First Team. The Trojans actually had both First Team WR with Jordan Addison, who won the Biletnikoff Award last season at Pitt. OL Andrew Vorhees, who made the AP All-American Third Team last season, rounds out USC's First Team Offense. DL Tuli Tuipulotu represents USC on the First Team Defense, while RB Travis Dye takes the All-Purpose/Special Teams spot on the First Team. Dye also grabbed a spot on the Second Team as a RB, one of four Trojans on the Second Team.
Pac-12 Football Media Day will be in Los Angles on Friday, July 29 and seven student-athletes on the First Team will be in attendance. Three more from the Second Team will be on hand as well as five more who were Honorable Mention.
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2022 PRESEASON ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
|First Team Offense||Second Team Offense|
|QB||*Caleb Williams, USC||QB||*Cameron Rising, Utah|
|RB||Zach Charbonnet, UCLA||RB||Travis Dye, USC|
|RB||Tavion Thomas, Utah||RB||Byron Cardwell, Oregon|
|WR||Jordan Addison, USC||WR||*Jacob Cowing, Arizona|
|WR||Mario Williams, USC||WR||Jake Bobo, UCLA|
|TE||Brant Kuithe, Utah||TE||Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford|
|OL||*Jaxson Kirkland, Washington||OL||Joshua Gray, Oregon State|
|OL||Braeden Daniels, Utah||OL||Brett Neilon, USC|
|OL||*Alex Forsyth, Oregon||OL||Sataoa Laumea, Utah|
|OL||T.J. Bass, Oregon||OL||Brandon Kipper, Oregon State|
|OL||Andrew Vorhees, USC||OL||*LaDarius Henderson, Arizona State|
|First Team Defense||Second Team Defense|
|DL||Tuli Tuipulotu, USC||DL||Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington|
|DL||Brandon Dorlus, Oregon||DL||Junior Tafuna, Utah|
|DL||*Ron Stone Jr., Washington State||DL||Kyon Barrs, Arizona|
|DL||Van Fillinger, Utah||DL||Brett Johnson, California|
|LB||Noah Sewell, Oregon||LB||Merlin Robertson, Arizona State|
|LB||Omar Speights, Oregon State||LB||Justin Flowe, Oregon|
|LB||Jackson Sirmon, California||LB||Darius Muasau, UCLA|
|DB||*Clark Phillips III, Utah||DB||Christian Gonzalez, Oregon|
|DB||*Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford||DB||Jaydon Grant, Oregon State|
|DB||Cole Bishop, Utah||DB||Rejzhon Wright, Oregon State|
|DB||*Daniel Scott, California||DB||Mekhi Blackmon, USC|
|First Team Specialists||Second Team Specialists|
|PK||Dean Janikowski, Washington State||PK||Camden Lewis, Oregon|
|P||Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona||P||Luke Loecher, Oregon State|
|AP/ST||Travis Dye, USC||AP||Jack Colletto, Oregon State|
|RS||D.J. Taylor, Arizona State||RS||Gary Bryant, Jr., USC|
* Will be representing their school at Pac-12 Media Day.
ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (received votes from four or more members of the media):
QUARTERBACK: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA, *Tanner McKee, Stanford
RUNNING BACK: Xazavian Valladay, Arizona State; Damien Moore, California; E.J. Smith, Stanford
WIDE RECEIVER: Gary Bryant, Jr., USC; De'Zhaun Stribling, Washington State; Jalen McMillan, Washington; Elijah Higgins, Stanford; Devaughn Vele, Utah
TIGHT END: Dalton Kincaid, Utah
OFFENSIVE LINE: Branson Bragg, Stanford; Jake Levengood, Oregon State; Ryan Walk, Oregon; *Matthew Cindric, California; Ben Coleman, California; Walter Rouse, Stanford; *Jon Gaines II, UCLA; Frank Filip, Colorado
DEFENSIVE LINE: Brennan Jackson, Washington State; Popo Aumavae, Oregon; Nick Figueroa, USC; Solomon Byrd, USC; Terrance Lang, Colorado; Jalen Sami, Colorado
LINEBACKER: Mohamoud Diabate, Utah; Korey Foreman, USC; *Kyle Soelle, Arizona State; Levani Damuni, Stanford; Edefuan Olofoshio, Washington; Daiyan Henley, Washington State; Oluwafemi Oladejo, California; Carson Bruener, Washington
DEFENSIVE BACK: Armani Marsh, Washington State; Lu-Magia Hearns III, California; JaTravis Broughton, Utah; Bennett Williams, Oregon; Xavion Alford, USC; *Stephan Blaylock, UCLA; Isaiah Lewis, Colorado; Derrick Langford, Washington State, Christian Roland-Wallace, Arizona; Jamal Hill, Oregon
PLACE KICKER: Everett Hayes, Oregon State; Dario Longhetto, California
PUNTER: Nick Haberer, Washington State; Ryan Sanborn, Stanford
ALL-PURPOSE/SPECIAL TEAMS: Seven McGee, Oregon; Nick Alftin, California; Giles Jackson, Washington
RETURN SPECIALIST: Brenden Rice, USC; Casey Filkins, Stanford; Nikko Reed, Colorado