Washington’s John Ross (right) makes a long pass reception in front of Oregon State’s Treston Decoud during a game Oct. 22 in Seattle. Ross is the player of the year on the Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington’s John Ross (right) makes a long pass reception in front of Oregon State’s Treston Decoud during a game Oct. 22 in Seattle. Ross is the player of the year on the Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Huskies WR Ross named AP’s Pac-12 Player of the Year

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PHOENIX — Washington receiver John Ross is the player of the year on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday and two players shared defensive honors.

Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick and multi-dimensional USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson shared defensive player of the year.

Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre was the coach of the year after leading a massive turnaround in Boulder and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was a unanimous choice as newcomer of the year.

Washington led the first team with six players, including Budda Baker, a unanimous choice at safety. The No. 4 Huskies won the Pac-12 championship and earned a spot in the College Football Playoff, facing top-ranked Alabama in the Peach Bowl.

The 2016 AP All-Pac-12 team, with players listed by name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (u-denotes unanimous selections):



Quarterback — Jake Browning, Washington, 6-2, 209, So., Folsom, California.

Running backs — Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 200, Jr., Castle Rock, Colorado.; Joe Williams, Utah, 5-11, 205, Sr., Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tackles — Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 300, Jr., Lehi, Utah; Zach Banner, USC, 6-6, 310, Sr., Tacoma, Washington.

Guards — u-Cody O’Connell, Washington State, 6-8, 354, Jr., Wenatchee, Washington.; Jake Eldrenkamp, Washington, 6-5, 297, Sr., Medina, Washington.

Center — Scott Quessenberry, UCLA, 6-4, 315, Jr., La Costa, California.

Wide receivers— u-John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, Jr., Long Beach, California.; Chad Hansen, California, 6-2, 205, Jr., Fillmore, California.

Tight end — u-Pharaoh Brown, Oregon, 606, 250, Sr. Lyndhurst, Ohio

All-purpose — Adoree’ Jackson, USC, 5-11, 185, Jr., Belleville, Illinois.

Kicker — u-Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State, 6-1, 195, Sr., Deer Park, Texas


Defensive ends — u-Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 265, Sr., Richmond, California.; u-Hunter Dimick, Utah, 6-3, 272, Sr., Syracuse, Utah

Tackles — Solomon Thomas, Stanford, 6-3, 273, Jr., Coppell, Texas; Elijah Qualls, Washington, 6-1, 321, Jr., Petaluma, California.

Linebackers — u-Jayon Brown, UCLA, 6-0, 320, Sr., Long Beach, California.; Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado, 6-5, 230, Sr., College Station, Texas; Azeem Victor, Washington, 6-3, 230, Jr., Upland, California.

Cornerbacks — Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado, 6-0, 205, Sr., San Jose, California.; Adoree’ Jackson, USC, 5-11, 185, Jr., Belleville, Illinois.

Safeties — u-Budda Baker, Washington, 5-10, 192, Jr., Bellevue, Washington.; Tedric Thompson, Colorado, 6-1, 205, Sr., Valencia, California.

Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, 6-2, 220, So., Australia



Quarterback — Sam Darnold, USC, 6-4, 225, Fr., Capistrano Beach, California.

Running backs —Myles Gaskin, Washington, 5-10, 195, So., Lynnwood, Washington.; Ronald Jones, USC, 6-1, 195, So., McKinney, Texas

Tackles — Chad Wheeler, USC, 6-6, 310, Sr., Santa Monica, California.; Stevie Tu’ikolovato, USC, 6-1, 320, Sr., Salt Lake City

Guards — Isaac Asiata, Utah, 6-3, 323, Sr., Spanish Fork, Utah; Damien Mama, USC, 6-4, 325, Jr., Moreno Valley, California.

Center — Coleman Shelton, Washington, 6-4, 293, Jr., Pasadena, California.

Wide receivers— JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC, 6-2, 220, Jr., Long Beach, California.; Gabe Marks, Washington State, 6-0, 190, Sr., Venice, California.

Tight end — Nate Iese, UCLA, 6-3, 242, Sr., Elk Grove, California.

All-purpose — Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 200, Jr., Castle Rock, Colorado.

Kicker— Andy Phillips, Utah, 5-10, 210, Sr., Draper, Utah


Defensive ends— Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State, 6-2, 255, So., Lahaina, Hawaii; JoJo Wicker, Arizona State, 6-3, 263, So., Long Beach, California.

Tackles — Vita Vea, Washington, 6-5, 332, So., Milpitas, California.; Lowell Lotulelei, Utah, 6-2, 310, Jr., South Jordan, Utah

Linebackers — Koron Crump, Arizona State, 6-3, 218, Jr., St. Louis; Keishawn Bierria, Washington, 6-1, 221, Jr., Carson, California.; Cameron Smith, USC, 6-5, 245, So., Roseville, California.

Cornerbacks — Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, Jr., Diamond Bar, California.; Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado, 603, 195, Sr., Sacramento, California.

Safeties — Shalom Luani, Washington State, 6-0, 205, Sr., American Samoa; Marcus Williams, Utah, 6-1, 195, Jr., Corona, California.

Punter — Matt Haack, Arizona State, 6-1, 201, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa

Offensive Player of the Year — John Ross, Washington.

Defensive Player of the Year — Hunter Dimick, Utah and Adoree’ Jackson, USC

Newcomer of the Year — u-Sam Darnold, USC

Coach of the Year — Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

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