11 Sun Devils Earn All Pac-10 Football Honors, Led By Pat Tillman Co-Defensive Player of the Year Dale Robinson
Nov. 28, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. - Dale Robinson, a senior linebacker for the Sun Devils, was named the Pac-10 Pat Tillman Co-Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced today. Robinson was also named First Team All-Pac-10, along with fellow Sun Devils WR Derek Hagan and KOR Terry Richardson. OL Grayling Love was named All Pac-10 Second Team.
Arizona State also had seven players earn honorable mentions, as OL Andrew Carnahan, S Zach Catanese, TE Zach Miller, LB Jamar Williams, DL Jordan Hill, OL Brandon Rodd and TB/WR Rudy Burgess all earned accolades.
Robinson, who shares the award with Oregon's Haloti Ngata, becomes the fourth Sun Devil in the past nine years to earn the Defensive Player of the Year award. Pat Tillman won the award in 1997, Adam Archuleta won in 2000 and Terrell Suggs earned the honor in 2002. Robinson is second in the Pac-10 in total tackles, recording 112. He is tied for the conference lead in tackles for loss, totaling 15 with four sacks. He is also second in the conference with three forced fumbles. Over his two years with ASU, Robinson has accumulated 205 total tackles, including 28 for loss.
USC's Reggie Bush was named the Offensive Player of the Year, an award he shared with teammate Matt Leinart in 2004. Jeremy Perry of Oregon State and Michae Thomas of Arizona were named the Co-Freshmen of the Year, while USC's Pete Carroll and UCLA's Karl Dorrell were named Co-Coaches of the Year.
The Sun Devils will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 17th Insight Bowl, December 27th at Chase Field in Phoenix. For more information, log on to www.TheSunDevils.com.
To view the entire All-Pac-10, visit the official Pac-10 Website at WWW.Pac-10.org.