Love garners unanimous football All-America selection; O'Connell, Gay, Pettis, Mata'afa consensus honors

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference had a strong presence on the college football All-America squads with five student-athletes earning first team honors. The list of players was led by STANFORD junior RB Bryce Love who was unanimous selections.

Four other Pac-12 football players were consensus selections – WASHINGTON STATE senior OL Cody O’Connell, UTAH junior PK Matt Gay, WASHINGTON senior RET/AP Dante Pettis, and WASHINGTON STATE junior DL Hercules Mata’afa.

It marks the 11th consecutive season that the Pac-12 has had a unanimous selection, and now have had 10 unanimous selections over the past four seasons. Over the last six seasons, 32 Pac-12 players have earned either unanimous or consensus All-America status.

Only the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences had more consensus selections than the Pac-12 with six each.

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).


OL Cody O’Connell Washington State Sr. AFCA-WC (consensus)
RB Bryce Love Stanford Jr. AFCA, AP, FWAA-SN-WC (unanimous)
PK Matt Gay Utah Jr. AP-FWAA-SN (consensus)
KR/AP Dante Pettis Washington Sr. AFCA-FWAA-SN-WC (consensus)
DL Hercules Mata’afa Washington State Jr. AP-SN (consensus)
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