Huskies, Cougs on all-league team

  • By Mike Allende / Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:00pm
  • Sports

University of Washington senior middle linebacker Joe Lobendahn was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference second team, announced Monday.

Lobendahn, a 230-pound senior from Honolulu, was an honorable mention selection last year. He was the only Husky picked to the first- or second teams. Senior linebacker Evan Benjamin, junior safety C.J. Wallace and junior punter Sean Douglas were honorable mention choices.

Selections are made by conference coaches.

Lobendahn finished the season with 76 tackles and two interceptions. and was voted Washington’s Defensive MVP and Most Inspirational at the team’s postseason awards banquet. He missed the last two games of the season with a knee injury.

Washington State running back Jerome Harrison, who led the conference in rushing, was a first-team selection, and Cougars receiver Jason Hill, tight end Troy Bienemann, center Nick Mihlhauser and defensive end Mkristo Bruce were second-team choices.

Benjamin led Washington in tackles for the second-straight season with 109, seven for loss, including four sacks and an interception. Wallace was second on the team with 86 tackles, 5 for loss, and he broke up four passes. Douglas had the second-best season by a punter in Washington history, averaging 42.6 yards on 51 punts.

USC running back Reggie Bush was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Oregon’s Haloti Ngata and Arizona State’s Dale Robinson shared Defensive Player of the Year honors and USC’s Pete Carroll and UCLA’s Karl Dorrell were Co-Coaches of the Year.

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