Garnett, Hackett earn unanimous All-America honors
SAN FRANCISCO —The Pac-12 Conference had a strong presence on the college football All-America squads with four student-athletes earning first team honors. The list of players was led by STANFORD senior OL Joshua Garnett and UTAH senior P Tom Hackett who were unanimous selections.
It marks the ninth consecutive season that the Pac-12 has had a unanimous selection, and now have had five unanimous selections over the past two seasons.
Two other Pac-12 football players were consensus selections – UCLA senior PK Ka’imi Fairbairn and Stanford sophomore KR/AP Christian McCaffrey.
In addition to his consensus selection as a kick returner/all-purpose player, McCaffrey also was named first team running back by two additional organizations.
Over the last four seasons, 22 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 (AFCA), Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), The Sporting News (SN), and Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC).
2015 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS FROM THE PAC-12
|OL||Joshua Garnett||Stanford||Sr.||AFCA-AP-FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)|
|PK||Ka’imi Fairbairn||UCLA||Sr.||AFCA-AP-FWAA-WC (consensus)|
|KR/AP||Christian McCaffrey||Stanford||So.||AP-FWAA (consensus)|
|P||Tom Hackett||Utah||Sr.||AFCA-AP-FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)|