Fourteen football players earn first-team All-America honors
MARIOTA, WRIGHT III, KIKAHA UNANIMOUS FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS
EKPRE-OLOMU, HACKETT GARNER CONSENSUS HONORS
SAN FRANCISCO —The Pac-12 Conference was well-represented on the college football All-America squads with 14 student-athletes earning first team honors, The list of players was led by OREGON junior QB Marcus Mariota, ARIZONA sophomore LB Scooby Wright III and WASHINGTON senior LB Hau’oli Kikaha who were unanimous selections.
It marks the eighth consecutive season that the Pac-12 has had a unanimous selection, and the three unanimous selections this season are the most in one year since three were honored in 2005 (USC’s Reggie Bush, USC’s Dwayne Jarrett and UCLA’s Maurice Drew).
Two other Pac-12 football players were consensus selections - Oregon senior DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and UTAH junior P Tom Hackett.
Over the last three seasons, 18 Pac-12 players have earned either unanimous or consensus All-America status.
To earn consensus honors, one must be selected first team on at least three of the five All-America teams and be listed on the most first-team All-America teams relative to other players at that position. For positions with more than one player represented on the first team, a corresponding number of players may earn a consensus billing. The organizations used in the consensus chart - American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS FROM THE PAC-12
QB, Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Jr., AFCA-AP-FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)
OL, Jake Fisher, Oregon, Sr., FWAA
OL, Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, Sr., SN
OL, Andrus Peat, Stanford, Jr., SN
AP, Shaq Thompson, Washington, Jr., AP
DL, Nate Orchard, Utah, Sr., FWAA-WC
DL, Danny Shelton, Washington, Jr., AP-SN
DL, Leonard Williams, USC, Jr., AFCA
LB, Eric Kendricks, UCLA, Sr., SN
LB, Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington, Sr., AFCA-AP-FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)
LB, Scooby Wright III, Arizona, So., AFCA-AP-FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)
DB, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, Sr., AFCA-AP-WC (consensus)
P, Tom Hackett, Utah, Jr., AFCA-AP-FWAA-WC (consensus)
PR, Kaelin Clay, Utah, Sr., SN