Four Huskies Earn All-Pac-10 Football Honors

Nov. 26, 2001

Seattle - Washington All-American defensive lineman Larry Tripplett and classmate, center Kyle Benn, were named first-team selections to the 2001 All-Pacific-10 Conference team today. They were joined on the second unit by freshman wide receiver Reggie Williams and sophomore placekicker John Anderson. Williams was also named the Pac-10 co-freshman of the year along with Stanford's Teyo Johnson.

Tripplett is a repeat first-team selection and becomes the first Husky interior defensive lineman to earn first-team all-conference honors in consecutive seasons since Steve Emtman in 1990 and 1991.Tripplett leads all Pac-10 interior defensive linemen this season with 14 tackles for loss. He finished the season with 38 total tackles.

Benn was one of two players on the all-Pac-10 first team to also be recognized as a first-team conference all-academic performer. He was the lone senior on a young Husky offensive line that has helped Washington to be ranked second in passing offense in the Pac-10 this season.

Williams is the only freshman to earn first- or second-team honors. He led the Huskies this season with 55 receptions for 973 yards. Both of those marks were Washington freshman records. Williams currently ranks third in the Pac-10 in receiving yards per game at 88.5 and is fourth in receptions per game at 5.0.

Anderson made 14 field goals during the season, the second most among Pac-10 kickers. He had last-second game-winning kicks in conference wins against USC and Arizona State.

Earned honorable mention all-conference honors for the Huskies were: junior flanker Paul Arnold, junior defensive end Kai Ellis, senior flanker Todd Elstrom, senior tailback Willie Hurst, senior cornerback Omare Lowe, junior linebacker Ben Mahdavi, freshman punter Derek McLaughlin and sophomore quarterback Cody Pickett.

The All-Pac-10 team is voted on by the conference coaches.

2001 All-Pacific-10 Conference Football Team

First Team Offense

QB    Joey Harrington, Sr., OregonRB    DeShaun Foster, Sr., UCLARB    Clarence Farmer, So., ArizonaWR    Shaun McDonald, So., Arizona StateWR    Keenan Howry, Jr., OregonTE    Justin Peelle, Sr., OregonOL    Eric Heitmann, Sr., StanfordOL    Levi Jones, Sr., Arizona StateOL    Scott Peters, Sr., Arizona StateOL    Derrick Roche, Jr., Washington StateOL    Kyle Benn, Sr., Washington

First Team DefenseDE    Terrell Suggs, So., Arizona StateDT    Larry Tripplett, Sr., WashingtonDT    Eric Manning, Jr., Oregon StateDE    Kenyon Coleman, Sr., UCLALB    Robert Thomas, Sr., UCLALB    Coy Wire, Sr., StanfordLB    Lance Briggs, Jr., ArizonaDB    Troy Polamalu, Jr., USCDB    Tank Williams, Sr., StanfordDB    Ricky Manning, Jr., UCLADB    Lamont Thompson, Sr., Washington State

First Team Specialists

PK    Drew Dunning, So., Washington StateP        Nate Fikse, Jr., UCLAKOR    Brian Allen, Sr., StanfordPR    Keenan Howry, Jr., OregonST    Kevin Arbet, Jr., USC

Second Team Offense

QB    Jason Gesser, Jr., Washington StateRB    Maurice Morris, Sr., OregonRB    Onterrio Smith, So., OregonWR    Nakoa McElrath, Sr., Washington  StateWR    Reggie Williams, Fr., WashingtonTE    Bryan Fletcher, Sr., UCLAOL    Kwame Harris, So., StanfordOL    Mike Saffer, Jr., UCLAOL    Zack Quaccia, Sr., StanfordOL    Chris Gibson, Sr., Oregon  StateOL    Greg Schindler, Jr., Stanford

Second Team Defense

DE    Lonnie Ford, Sr., USCDT    Rodney Leisle, So., UCLADT    Rien Long, So., Washington StateDE    Marcus Hoover, Sr., StanfordLB    Richard Seigler, So., Oregon StateLB    Raonall Smith, Sr., Washington StateLB    Wesly Mallard, Sr., OregonDB    Dennis Weathersby, Jr., Oregon StateDB    Rashad Bauman, Sr., OregonDB    Marques Anderson, Sr., UCLADB    Chris Cash, Sr., USC

Second Team Specialists

PK    John Anderson, Jr., WashingtonP        Nick Murphy, Sr., Arizona StateKOR    Onterrio Smith, So., OregonPR    Luke Powell, So., StanfordST    Wesly Mallard, Sr., Oregon

ST=special teams player (non-kicker)

Offensive Player of the Year: Joey Harrington, QB, Sr., Oregon
Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Thomas, MLB, Sr., UCLA
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Teyo Johnson, WR, Stanford and Reggie Williams, WR, Washington
Coach of the Year: Mike Price, Washington State

Honorable Mention

ARIZONA: OT Makoa Freitas, Jr., C Steven Grace, Sr., QB Jason Johnson, Jr., CB Michael Jolivette, So., DT Young Thompson, Jr., WR Bobby Wade, Jr.

ARIZONA STATE: PK Mike Barth, Jr., FB Mike Karney, So., OT Kyle Kosier, Sr., DT Tommie Townsend, Sr., S Alfred Williams, Jr.

CALIFORNIA: FB Marcus Fields, Sr., OLB Scott Fujita, Sr., PK Mark Jensen, Jr., OG Scott Tercero, Jr.

OREGON: OT Jim Adams, Sr., OG Joey Forster, So., DT Zack Freiter, Sr., FS Keith Lewis, So., DE Seth McEwan, Jr., ILB Kevin Mitchell, So., OG Ryan Schmid, Sr., CB Steve Smith, Sr.

OREGON STATE: OLB James Allen, Sr., OLB Nick Barnett, Jr., FS Jake Cookus, Sr., FL James Newson, So., OT Vincent Sandoval, Sr., TB Ken Simonton, Sr., QB Jonathan Smith, Sr.

STANFORD: RB Brian Allen, Sr., CB Ruben Carter, Sr., OT Kirk Chambers, So, QB Randy Fasani, Sr., CB Ryan Fernandez, Sr., OLB Anthony Gabriel, Sr., WR Teyo Johnson, Fr., DT Matt Leonard, Jr., FL Luke Powell, So.

UCLA: DE Dave Ball, So., OT Bryce Bohlander, Jr., C Troy Danoff, Sr., DT Anthony Fletcher, Sr., PK Chris Griffith, Jr., FB Ed Ieremia-Stansbury, Sr., DT Ken Kocher, Sr., OLB Ryan Nece, Sr., CB Matt Ware, Fr.

USC: DT Shaun Cody, Fr., PK David Davis, Jr., FB Charlie Landrigan, Sr., MLB Mike Pollard, Jr., CB Kris Richard, Sr., OT Jacob Rogers, So.

WASHINGTON: FL Paul Arnold, Jr., DE Kai Ellis, Jr., FL Todd Elstrom, Sr., TB Willie Hurst, Sr., CB Omare Lowe, Sr., ILB Ben Mahdavi, Jr., P Derek McLaughlin, Fr., QB Cody Pickett, So.

WASHINGTON STATE: DE D.D. Acholonu, So., DE Isaac Brown, So., SE Mike Bush, Jr., P Alan Cox, Sr., OG Joey Hollenbeck, Sr., RB Dave Minnich, Sr., ST Curtis Nettles, Jr., SS Billy Newman, Sr., OT Josh Parrish, So., OLB James Price, Sr., CB Marcus Trufant, Jr.,

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