Stanford’s Luck, Shaw Take Honors In Pac-12; Kiffin Snubbed?
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford’s Andrew Luck has won the Pac-12’s offensive player of the year award and David Shaw has been honored as the league’s best coach in his first season.
Luck became the fifth player to take home the award twice Monday. He threw for 3,170 yards and 35 touchdowns, breaking the Stanford single-season record he set a year ago.
Shaw took over for Jim Harbaugh and put the fourth-ranked Cardinal (11-1, 8-1) in position for a second straight BCS bowl. Stanford had never had consecutive 10-win seasons.
California linebacker Mychal Kendricks won defensive player of the year. Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee and Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas shared freshman offensive honors.
USC linebacker Dion Bailey was awarded freshman defensive player of the year.
1st team 2nd team
|QB||Andrew Luck, Jr., Stanford (2)||QB||Matt Barkley, Jr., USC|
|RB||LaMichael James, Jr., Oregon (2)||RB||Stepfan Taylor, Jr., Stanford|
|RB||Chris Polk, Jr., Washington||RB||John White IV, Jr., Utah|
|WR||Keenan Allen, So., California||WR||Marqise Lee, Fr., USC|
|WR||Robert Woods, So., USC||WR||Marquess Wilson, So., Washington State|
|TE||Coby Fleener, Sr., Stanford||TE||David Paulson, Sr., Oregon|
|OL||Tony Bergstrom, Sr., Utah||OL||David Bakhtiari, So., Colorado|
|OL||David DeCastro, Jr., Stanford (2)||OL||John Cullen, Sr., Utah|
|OL||Matt Kalil, Jr., USC||OL||Garth Gerhart, Sr., Arizona State|
|OL||Jonathan Martin, Jr., Stanford (2)||OL||Khaled Holmes, Jr., USC|
|OL||Mitchell Schwartz, Sr., California||OL||Senio Kelemete, Sr., Washington|
|Pos.||First Team Defense||Pos.||Second Team Defense|
|DL||Dion Jordan, Jr., Oregon||DL||Ben Gardner, So., Stanford|
|DL||Star Lotulelei, Jr., Utah||DL||Trevor Guyton, Sr., California|
|DL||Nick Perry, Jr., USC||DL||Wes Horton, Jr., USC|
|DL||Derrick Shelby, Sr., Utah||DL||Travis Long, Jr., Washington State|
|LB||Josh Kaddu, Sr., Oregon||LB||Dion Bailey, Fr., USC|
|LB||Mychal Kendricks, Sr., California||LB||Cort Dennison, Sr., Washington|
|LB||Chase Thomas, Jr., Stanford||LB||Alex Hoffman-Ellis, Sr., Washington State|
|DB||Delano Howell, Sr., Stanford||DB||John Boyett, Jr., Oregon|
|DB||T.J. McDonald, Jr., USC||DB||Clint Floyd, Sr., Arizona State|
|DB||Eddie Pleasant, Sr., Oregon||DB||Jordan Poyer, Jr., Oregon State|
|DB||Nickell Robey, So., USC||DB||Trevin Wade, Sr., Arizona|
|Pos.||First Team Specialists||Pos.||Second Team Specialists|
|PK||Andre Heidari, Fr., USC||PK||Jordan Williamson, Fr., Stanford|
|P||Bryan Anger, Sr., California (3)||P||Jackson Rice, Jr., Oregon|
|RS||De’Anthony Thomas, Fr., Oregon||RS||Jamal Miles, Jr., Arizona State|
|ST||Rhett Ellison, Sr., USC||ST||Derrick Coleman, Sr., UCLA|
Unanimous: Only one player was named on the first-team ballot of all 12 head coaches–WR Robert Woods of USC