Football Year in Review

July 25, 2001

WASHINGTON, OREGON STATE and OREGON all finished at 7-1 in league play to earn a piece of the Pac-10 championship. The Huskies earned the Pac-10's Rose Bowl berth, making UW the seventh different Pac-10 team to advance to the Rose Bowl in the last seven years. Oregon State posted its first 10-win season ever and its first piece of the Conference championship since 1964. The Pac-10 concluded a successful 2000 season with resounding New Year's Day bowl wins as WASHINGTON topped Purdue, 34-24, in the Rose Bowl presented by AT&T and OREGON STATE pounded Notre Dame, 41-9, in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. OREGON joined the party by besting Texas, 35-30, in the Culligan Holiday Bowl to give the Pac-10 three bowl wins against teams ranked in the top 15. Washington, Oregon State and Oregon all finished in the Top 10 in the final polls, the first time the Conference pulled off that feat since 1984.

CALIFORNIA punter Nick Harris re-wrote both the Pac-10 and NCAA record book for most punts in a career with 322. He also tallied the most yards on punts, gathering 13,981 during his career. Oregon State running back, Ken Simonton, tied the Pac-10 record for most season gaining 1,000 years or more.

In addition, Washington quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo was named Offensive Player of the Year. For the second consecutive time, ARIZONA STATE linebacker Adam Archuleta was named Defensive Player of the Year. Arizona State's defensive end Terrell Suggs earned Freshman of the Year honors, while Dennis Erickson of Oregon State was named Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

California's Andre Carter was the highest draft pick of the 2000 NFL Draft from the Pac-10, selected by San Francisco in the first round, seventh-pick overall. Sun Devils Archuleta and tight end Todd Heap, were also selected in the first round. St. Louis selected Archuleta as the 20th-pick overall, while Balitimore took Heap with the 50th and final pick in the first round.


Conference Games All Games
W L T Pct. Pts Opp W L T Pct. Pts Opp
1. Washington 7 1 0 .875 258 183 11 1 0 .917 387 270
Oregon State 7 1 0 .875 275 161 11 1 0 .917 400 212
Oregon 7 1 0 .875 215 172 10 2 0 .833 351 249
4. Stanford 4 4 0 .500 193 210 5 6 0 .455 260 294
5. UCLA 3 5 0 .375 251 282 6 6 0 .500 353 368
Arizona State 3 5 0 .375 229 235 6 6 0 .540 313 303
Arizona 3 5 0 .375 203 204 5 6 0 .455 254 237
8. USC 2 6 0 .250 208 256 5 7 0 .417 309 337
Washington State 2 6 0 .250 167 250 4 7 0 .364 281 354
California 2 6 0 .250 204 240 3 8 0 .273 246 295


Rose Bowl - Washington 34, Purdue 24
Fiesta Bowl - Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9
Holiday Bowl - Oregon 35, Texas 30
Sun Bowl - Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
Aloha Bowl - Boston College 31, Arizona State 17

Following are the bowl records of the Division I-A conferences (using current conference memberships) updated after the 2000 season.

Conference W L T Pct.
Pacific-10 92 83 6 .525
Atlantic Coast 83 78 5 .515
Southeastern 150 142 13 .513
Big Ten 93 89 3 .511
Mid-American 16 16 0 .500
Big 12 122 131 4 .482
Conference USA 21 23 2 .478
Big East 54 60 1 .474
Western Athletic 35 41 2 .462
Big West 7 9 1 .441
Mountain West 31 42 3 .428


First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Marques Tuiasosopo, Sr., Washington QB Joey Harrington, Jr., Oregon
RB Ken Simonton, Jr., Oregon State RB Maurice Morris, Jr., Oregon
RB DeShaun Foster, Jr., UCLA RB Sultan McCullough, So., USC
WR DeRonnie Pitts, Sr., Stanford WR Milton Wynn, Jr., Washington State
WR Freddie Mitchell, Jr., UCLA WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Sr., Oregon State
TE Todd Heap, Jr., Arizona State TE Jerramy Stevens, So., Washington
OL Chris Gibson, Jr., Oregon State OL Lee Gundy, Sr., Oregon
OL Victor Leyva, Sr., Arizona State OL Eric Heitmann, Jr., Stanford
OL Scott Peters, Jr., Arizona State OL Mitch White, Sr., Oregon State
OL Elliot Silvers, Sr., Washington OL Marques McFadden, Sr., Arizona
OL Chad Ward, Sr., Washington OL Levi Jones, Jr., Arizona State
OL Brandon Ludwig, So., California
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DE Andre Carter, Sr., California DE Saul Patu, Sr., Oregon
DT Willie Howard, Sr., Stanford DT Jacob Waasdorp, Sr., California
DT Larry Tripplett, Jr., Washington DT Ennis Davis, Sr., USC
DE DeLawrence Grant, Sr., Oregon State DE Joe Tafoya, Sr., Arizona
LB Adam Archuleta, Sr., Arizona State LB Zeke Moreno, Sr., USC
LB Lance Briggs, So., Arizona LB Darnell Robinson, Sr., Oregon State
LB Riall Johnson, Sr., Stanford LB Robert Thomas, Sr., UCLA
DB Dennis Weathersby, So., Oregon State DB Curtis Williams, So., Washington
DB Rashad Bauman, Jr., Oregon DB Tank Williams, Jr., Stanford
DB Ricky Manning, So., UCLA DB Michael Jolivette, Fr., Arizona
DB Hakim Akbar, Jr., Washington DB Terrance Carroll, Sr., Oregon State
DB Billy Newman, Jr., Washington State
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Ryan Cesca, So., Oregon State PK Chris Griffith, So., UCLA
P Nick Harris, Sr., California P Nate Fikse, So., UCLA
RS Bobby Wade, So., Arizona RS Jemeel Powell, So., California
ST Jermaine Hanspard, Sr., Oregon ST Peter Hansen, Jr., Arizona

RS=return specialist
ST=special teams player (non-kicker or return man)

Offensive Player of the Year: Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, Sr., Washington
Defensive Player of the Year: Adam Archuleta, OLB, Sr., Arizona State
Freshman of the Year: Terrell Suggs, DE, Arizona State
Coach of the Year: Dennis Erickson, Oregon State

All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention

ARIZONA: Keoni Fraser, DT, Jr., Idris Haroon, DE, Sr., Ortege Jenkins, QB, Sr., Sean Keel, PK, So., Brandon Manumaleuna, TE, Sr., Antonio Pierce, ILB, Sr., Bobby Wade, WR, So. (note: first-team selection as return specialist), Bruce Wiggins, C, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE: Solomon Bates, MLB, So., Nijrell Eason, CB, Sr., Nick Murphy, P, Jr., Donnie O'Neal, WR, Jr., Alfred Williams, FS, So.

CALIFORNIA: Reed Diehl, C, Sr., Scott Fujita, OLB, Jr., Joe Igber, TB, So., Chidi Iwuoma, CB, Sr., Matt Nixon, ILB, So., Jemeel Powell, CB, So. (note: second-team selection as return specialist), Mark Wilson, OT, Fr.

OREGON: Jim Adams, OT, Jr., Jed Boice, DT, Sr., Kurtis Doerr, P, Sr., Keenan Howry, WR, So., Jason Nikolao, DE, Sr., Justin Peelle, TE, Jr., Garrett Sabol, OLB, Sr., Matt Smith, MLB, Sr., Steve Smith, CB, Jr., Marshaun Tucker, WR, Sr.

OREGON STATE: Keith Heyward-Johnson, CB, Sr., LaDarius Jackson, DE, Sr., Chad Johnson, SE, Sr., Martin Maurer, TE, Sr., Robert Prescott, WR, Sr., Jonathan Smith, QB, Jr.

STANFORD: Emory Brock, ST, Sr., Coy Wire, ILB, Sr.

UCLA: Marques Anderson, SS, Jr., Oscar Cabrera, OG, Sr., Rodney Leisle, DT, Fr., Brian Poli-Dixon, SE, Jr.

USC: Antoine Harris, TE, Sr., Brent McCaffrey, OT, Sr., Troy Polamalu, SS, So.

WASHINGTON: Derrell Daniels, ILB, Sr., Jeremiah Pharms, OLB, Sr.

WASHINGTON STATE: Jason Gesser, So., WSU, Tomasi Kongaika, DT, So., Derrick Roche, OG, So., Roanall Smith, OLB, Jr., Marcus Trufant, CB, So.


Week Offense Defense Special Teams
Sep. 4 Dennis Northcutt, WR, ARIZ Deltha O'Neal, CB, CAL Kurtis Doerr, P, ORE
Sep. 11 Ken Simonton, TB, OSU Riall Johnson, OLB, STAN Mike Biselli, PK, STAN
Sep. 18 Troy Walters, FL, STAN Tim Smith, SS, STAN Paul Arnold, KR, WASH/Jason Cooper, KR, ORE
Sep. 25 Troy Walters, FL, STAN Hakim Akbar, SS, WASH Deltha O'Neal, KR, CAL
Oct. 2 Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, WASH Zeke Moreno, MLB, USC R. Jay Soward, KR, USC
Oct. 9 Danny Farmer, FL, UCLA Marcus Bell, ILB, ARIZ Mike MacGillivray, P, USC
Oct. 16 Trung Canidate, RB, ARIZ Sekou Sanyika, ILB, CAL Nick Harris, P, CAL
Oct. 23 Reuben Droughns, TB, ORE Adam Archuleta, OLB, ASU Michael Fletcher, KR, ORE
Oct. 30 Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, WASH Deltha O'Neal, CB, CAL John Anderson, PK, WASH
Nov. 6 J.R. Redmond, TB, ASU James Allen, OLB, OSU Mike Fessler, P, OSU
Nov. 13 Todd Husak, QB, STAN Jonathan Jackson, MLB, OSU John Anderson, PK, WASH
Nov. 20 Reuben Droughns, TB, ORE Marc Stockbauer, ILB, STAN Deltha O'Neal, KR, CAL
Nov. 27 Todd Heap, TE, ASU Kevin Arbet, CB, USC Mike Biselli, PK, STAN



Total Offense Joey Harrington, ORE 256.3 yards per game
Passing Joey Harrington, ORE 244.9 yards per game
Passing Efficiency Jason Gesser, WSU 132.5 rating
Rushing Ken Simonton, OSU 134.0 yards per game
All-Purpose Running Ken Simonton, OSU 135.3 yards per game
Receptions DeRonnie Pitts, STAN 7.00 receptions per game
Receiving Yards Freddie Mitchell, UCLA 119.5 yards per game
Scoring Ken Simonton, OSU 10.0 points per game
Field Goals Mike Barth, ASU 1.36 field goals per game
Punting Nate Fikse, UCLA 43.2 yards per punt
Punt Returns Jemeel Powell, CAL 18.2 yards per return
Kickoff Returns D Johnson, WASH 24.2 yards per return
Interceptions Jake Cookus, OSU 0.56 interceptions per game
Tackles Adam Archuleta, ASU 10.8 tackles per game
Tackles for Loss Riall Johnson, STAN 20 tackles for loss
Quarterback Sacks Riall Johnson, STAN 15.0 quarterback sacks


Rushing Offense Washington 211.7 yards per game
Rushing Defense Arizona 88.5 yards per game
Passing Offense Arizona State 266.8 yards per game
Pass Efficiency Defense Oregon 103.0 rating
Total Offense USC 415.9 yards per game
Total Defense Oregon State 314.4 yards per game
Scoring Offense Oregon State 32.6 points per game
Scoring Defense Oregon State 18.5 points per game
Kickoff Returns Oregon 22.5 yards per return
Punt Returns Arizona 12.0 yards per return
Team Sacks California 4.0 sacks per game



Unanimous First-Team All-America Selection

Andre Carter, DE, Sr., California

Consensus First-Team All-America Selections

Nick Harris, P, Sr., California
Freddie Mitchell, FL, Jr., UCLA

Other First-Team All-America Selections

Ken Simonton, TB, Jr., Oregon State
Chad Ward, OG, Sr., Washington

Second-Team All-America Selections

Adam Archuleta, OLB, Sr., Arizona State
DeLawrence Grant, DE, Sr., Oregon State
Todd Heap, TE, Jr., Arizona State
Riall Johnson, OLB, Sr., Stanford
Brian Polak, OG, Sr., UCLA
Jerramy Stevens, TE, So., Washington
Larry Tripplett, DT, Jr., Washington

Third-Team All-America Selections

Rashad Bauman, CB, Jr., Oregon
Ennis Davis, DT, Sr., USC
Chris Gibson, C, Jr., Oregon State
Willie Howard, DT, Sr., Stanford

Freshman All-America Selections

Rich Alexis, TB, Washington (first team)
Clarence Farmer, RB, Arizona (first team)
Joey Forster, OG, Oregon (first team)
Michael Jolivette, CB, Arizona (first team)
Richard Seigler, MLB, Oregon State (first team)
Terrell Suggs, DE, Arizona State (first team)
Lenny Vandermade, OG, USC (first team)
Mark Wilson, OT, California (first team)
Alex Holmes, TE, USC (second team)
Derrick Johnson, KR, Washington (second team)
Rodney Leisle, DT, UCLA (third team)
Reggie Sampay, C, Arizona (third team)

The Sporting News Coach of the Year

Dennis Erickson, Oregon State

American Football Coaches Association Region 5 Coach of the Year

Dennis Erickson, Oregon State

Pac-10 Coach of the Year

Dennis Erickson, Oregon State

Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year

Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, Sr., Washington

Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year

Adam Archuleta, OLB, Sr., Arizona State

Football News Pac-10 Player of the Year

Ken Simonton, TB, Jr., Oregon State

The Sporting News Pac-10 Player of the Year

Ken Simonton, TB, Jr., Oregon State

Pac-10 Freshman of the Year

Terrell Suggs, DE, Arizona State

Morris Trophy Winners (Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Linemen in the Pac-10)

Andre Carter, DE, Sr., California Chad Ward, OG, Sr., Washington

First-Team Verizon Academic All-America Selection

Ryan Schmid, OG, Jr., Oregon

First-Team Verizon Academic All-District VIII Selections

Mike Aguirre, WR, Sr., Arizona State
Ryan Fleming, P, Sr., Washington
Ryan Schmid, OG, Jr., Oregon
Seth Trimmer, FL, So., Oregon State

Second-Team Verizon Academic All-District VIII Selections

Cy Aleman, WR, So., Oregon
Mike Belisle, OT, So., Oregon
Brian Forth, WR, Sr., Arizona State
Joey Harrington, QB, Jr., Oregon
Dan Katz, PK, Sr., Oregon
Kyle Rosselle, DE, Jr., Oregon State
Dennis Weathersby, CB, So., Oregon State
Eli Wnek, TE, Jr., Arizona


Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Joey Harrington, Oregon Jr. 3.33 Political Science/Business
TB Joe Igber, California So. 3.27 Undeclared
FB Casey Moore, Stanford Jr. 3.10 English
WR Brian Forth, Arizona State Sr. 3.50 Marketing
WR Collin Henderson, Washington State So. 3.90 Undeclared
TE Eli Wnek, Arizona* Jr. 3.76 Family Studies
OL Mike Belisle, Oregon So. 3.32 English
OL Kyle Benn, Washington Jr. 3.18 Business
OL Brian Hollenberg, Washington State So. 3.64 Mechanical Engineering
OL Greg Schindler, Stanford Sr. 3.00 English
OL Ryan Schmid, Oregon* Jr. 3.92 Business Administration
DL Daniel Nwangwu, California So. 3.30 Undeclared
DL Kyle Rosselle, Oregon State Jr. 3.28 General Agriculture
DL Walker Templeton, Oregon Sr. 3.19 Fine Arts
DL Jeremy Williams, Washington State RFr. 3.78 Undeclared
LB Scott Fujita, California So. 3.40 Political Science
LB Serign Marong, Washington State* Jr. 3.52 Biology
LB Ryan Shapiro, USC Sr. 3.72 Graduate School of Communication
CB Cole Sheridan, Washington State RFr. 3.66 Undeclared
CB Dennis Weathersby, Oregon State* So. 3.32 Liberal Studies
SS Brandon Nash, Arizona So. 3.13 Media Arts
FS David Watts, California Sr. 3.24 American Studies
PK Dan Katz, Oregon Sr. 3.82 Political Science
P Ryan Fleming, Washington* Sr. 3.24 Information Systems/Finance

*two-time all-academic selection

Honorable Mention

Arizona: Malosi Leonard, WR, Jr., Jarvie Worcester, FS, So.

Arizona State: Mike Aguirre, WR, Sr., Mike Barth, PK, So., Griffin Goodman, QB, Sr., Adam Tanke, MLB, Sr., Patrick Wilson, SS, So.

California: Nolan Bluntzer, C, RFr., Kyle Boller, QB, So., Tyler Fredrickson, P, RFr., Nick Harris, P, Sr., Juan Jimenez, LB, Sr., John Klotsche, ILB, So., James Smith, WR, RFr., Jason Smith, ILB, Sr., Ryan Stanger, FB, So., Tom Swoboda, TE, So., Bert Watts, SS, So., Brian White, WR, So.

Oregon: Cy Aleman, WR, Jr., Michael Callier, ILB, Sr., Josh Frankel, PK, Sr., Erik Nicolaisen, ILB, Jr., Justin Peelle, TE, Jr.

Oregon State: Tim Euhus, TE, RFr., Seth Trimmer, FL, So.

Stanford: Randy Fasani, QB, Sr., Matt Friedrichs, ILB, Sr., Jamien McCullum, FL, Sr., Russell Stewart, TE, Sr.

UCLA: Ryan McCann, QB, So.

USC: Joe Boskovich, C, RFr., Scott Huber, TE, So., Brennan Ochs, FB, Sr., Mike Van Raaphorst, QB, Sr.

Washington: Tyler Krambrink, ILB, RFr., Cody Pickett, QB, RFr., Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, Sr., Chris Waddell, ILB, Sr.

Washington State: Jason Gesser, QB, So., Adam Hawkins, RB, Sr., Mike Isaacson, OLB, RFr., Billy Knotts, OG, RFr., Nick Lambert, PK, Jr., Paul Mencke, WR, Sr., Tupo Tuupo, DE, Jr.

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