This Year in Pac-10 Football

Jan. 22, 2010

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PAC-10 TITLE/ROSE BOWL BERTH FOR DUCKS:  Oregon won the Pac-10 championship for the first time since 2001 as the Ducks finished 8-1 in Conference play to win the league by two full games.  In so doing, Oregon earned its first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1994 season.

QUALITY DEPTH:  For the first time in Conference history, six teams finished the season with eight or more wins.  The Pac-10 led all conferences with five teams in the final 2009 BCS standings.  

OUT OF OUR LEAGUE:  The Pac-10 finished the 2009 season with a 23-14 (.622) mark against a formidable slate of non-conference opponents, the 26th straight year the Conference compiled a winning record against outsiders.  The non-conference schedule was formidable in that 32% (12 of 37) of the opponents were ranked in the Top 25 when the Pac-10 played them and 30% (11 of 37) ended up in the Top 25 in the final polls.

 

NOTES ON THE 2009 ALL-PAC-10 FOOTBALL TEAM:

Selection Procedures:  The All-Pac-10 Team is selected by the Pac-10 head football coaches.

By School:  Oregon State placed the most players on the first team with seven selections, followed by California, UCLA and USC with five.    

By Class:   Of the 27 first-team selections, 15 are seniors, eight are juniors, four are sophomores and there are no freshman.   

Unanimous:  Three players were named on the first-team ballot of all 10 head coaches--PK Kai Forbath and DT Brian Price of UCLA and RB Toby Gerhart of Stanford.

Two-time Selections:  Five players are repeat first-team selections from last year--FS Taylor Mays of USC, DT Brian Price of UCLA, CB Syd'Quan Thompson of California, and Jacquizz Rodgers and James Rodgers of Oregon State.

Double Dipper:   Damian Williams of USC is a double first-teamer, being named both at wide receiver and punt returner.

All-Academic:  Two players were named to the first team on both the All-Pac-10 Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team--RB Toby Gerhart of Stanford and ILB Mike Mohamed of California.  In addition, P Jeff Locke of UCLA was named first-team All-Academic and second-team All-Pac-10.

2009 PAC-10 FOOTBALL NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Doak Walker Award (best running back)
Toby Gerhart, RB, Sr., Stanford

Lou Groza Award
Kai Forbath, PK, Jr., UCLA

Unanimous First-Team All-America Selection
Toby Gerhart, RB, Sr., Stanford

Consensus First-Team All-America Selection
Kai Forbath, PK, Jr., UCLA

Other First-Team All-America Selections
Charles Brown, OT, Sr., USC
Taylor Mays, FS, Sr., USC
Brian Price, DT, Jr., UCLA

Second-Team All-America Selections
Chris Marinelli, OT, Sr., Stanford
Rahim Moore, FS, So., UCLA
Chris Owusu, KR, So., Stanford
James Rodgers, AP, Jr., Oregon State
Jaquizz Rodgers, TB, So., Oregon State

Third-Team All-America Selections
Jeff Byers, C, Sr., USC
LaMichael James, RB, Fr., Oregon
Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, Sr., California
Alterraun Verner, CB, Sr., UCLA

Sporting News Pac-10 MVPs
Offense - Toby Gerhart, RB, Sr., Stanford
Defense - Rahim Moore, FS, So., UCLA

Freshman All-America Selections
John Boyett, FS, Oregon
Vontaze Burfict, MLB, Arizona State
David DeCa

stro, OG, Stanford
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon State
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Nick Perry, DE, USC

Sporting News Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Sporting News Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Chip Kelly, Oregon

ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-America Selection
Mike Nixon, OLB, Sr., Arizona State

ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-America Selection
Chima Nwachukwu, SS, Jr.,

Washington State
Ryan Whalen, WR, Jr., Stanford

Pac-10 Awards Voted on by the Head Football Coaches

Offensive Player of the Year
Toby Gerhart, RB, Sr., Stanford

Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year
Brian Price, DT, Jr., UCLA

Offensive Freshman of the Year
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Defensive Freshman of the Year
Vontaze Burfict, MLB, Arizona State

Coach of the Year
Chip Kelly, Oregon

Morris Trophy Winners (outstanding offensive and defensive linemen as voted by the players)
Offense - Charles Brown, OT, Sr., USC
Defense - Stephen Paea, DT, Jr., Oregon State

PAC-10 RECORDS ESTABLISHED:

2009 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Most Touchdowns Scored by Rushing in a Season
28 Toby Gerhart, Stanford, 2009
Previous Record: 24, LenDale White, USC, 2005
24, Corey Dillon, Washington, 1996 

Most Rushing Yards Gained by a Freshman
1,546 LaMichael James, Oregon, 2009
Previous Record: 1,253 Jacquizz Rodgers, OSU, 2008

Most Yards on a Pass Play, Conference Game
99 Jeff Tuel to Johnny Forzani, Washington State vs. Arizona State, 2009 
Previous Record: 98 TD Joe Borchard to Troy Walters, STAN vs. UCLA, 1999
98 TD Jake Locker to Marcel Reece, WASH vs. Arizona, 2007

Freshmen Gaining 1,000 Yards or More, Season
1,546 LaMichael James, Oregon
1,113 Chris Polk, Washington 
Previous Record: 1,253, Jacquizz Rodgers, OSU, 2008

 

2009 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS TIED 

Most Touchdowns Scored by Rushing in a Game
5 Jahvid Best (CAL) vs. Minnesota, 2009 

Most Yards on a Kickoff Return
100 Kenjon Barner (ORE) vs. UCLA 2009  

Most Kick Returns for a Touchdown, Season 
3 Chris Owusu, Stanford, 2009 

Most Yards on a Pass Play
99 Jeff Tuel to Johnny Forzani, Washington State vs. Arizona State

ADDITIONAL RECORDS

Most Kickoff Returns in a Season 
43 Terence Austin, UCLA, 2009
49 Terence Austin, UCLA, 2008

2,500 Yard Passing Club
3,271 Sean Canfield, Oregon State, 2009
2,850 Kevin Riley, Cal, 2009
2,800 Jake Locker, Washington, 2009 
2,735 Matt Barkley, USC, 2009
2,575 Andrew Luck, Stanford, 2009

1,000 Yard Rushing Club
1,871 Toby Gerhart, Stanford, 2009
1,546 LaMichael James, Oregon, 2009
1,440 Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, 2009
1,113 Chris Polk, Washington, 2009
1,014 Joe McKnight, USC, 2009

Most Bowl Game Victories
32 USC 

Most Bowl Game Appearances
48 USC

 

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