Four Stanford Players Honored On 2005 All-Pac-10 Team
Nov. 28, 2005
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Four Stanford players were honored on the 2005 All-Pac-10 Conference teams announced Monday. Senior Timi Wusu was the lone Cardinal selected First Team, receiving the honor as a specialist. Senior T.J. Rushing was named as a Second Team kickoff returner, while seniors Jon Alston (OLB) and Julian Jenkins (DE) were honorable mention choices.
Wusu contributed 24 tackles and keyed Cardinal special teams, including a group that ranked third in the Pac-10 in kickoff return coverage. Wusu completed his Stanford career with 47 tackles and played in 21 of 22 possible games over his last three campaigns.
Rushing ran back a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior, taking his first return of the season 93 yards for a score at Navy and his last 87 yards for a TD against Notre Dame. Rushing, who had three career kickoff returns for touchdowns, finished his Stanford career ranked third on the school's all-time list for both kickoff return yards (1421) and kickoff return yard average (26.8) on 53 returns. He also made 48 tackles, picked off a pair of balls, blocked a kick and returned 14 punts for 128 yards as a senior, starting all 11 contests. Rushing finished his career with 147 tackles and four interceptions, playing in 43 of 44 possible contests.
Alston ranked second on the club in both sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (9.5) as a senior, making a total of 52 stops while adding a team-high three forced fumbles and an interception as he started all games as a senior. Alston finished his career with 21.5 sacks and 30.0 tackles for loss with a total of 165 tackles. He also forced 11 fumbles while at Stanford and played in 43 of 44 possible contests with 27 starts, including all 22 in his final two campaigns.
Jenkins led the Cardinal with 7.0 sacks as a senior in 2005, while ranking third on the club with 9.0 tackles for loss and contributing a total of 50 tackles. He also forced a fumble and recovered another. Jenkins played in 42 of 44 possible games during his career, starting all 22 in his final two campaigns. He finished his career with 16.5 sacks, 22.0 tackles for loss and 130 tackles, while recovering three fumbles and forcing four.