Dozen Ducks Earn Pac-12 Honors
EUGENE, Ore. – Four Oregon players were selected first or second-team All-Pac-12 Conference while inside linebacker Noah Sewell was named the Freshman Defensive Player of the Year the conference announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's coaches. The Ducks also had eight players named honorable mention all-conference.
Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and cornerback Mykael Wright were named first-team all-conference. Thibodeaux, last year's conference defensive freshman of the year, claimed first-team honors for the first time after being named an honorable mention pick in 2019. Wright's first-team award also follows an honorable mention selection as a return specialist last season. The two first-teamers are Oregon's first on defense since Jalen Jelks in 2018.
Oregon also placed a pair of players on the all-conference second team. Cornerback Deommodore Lenoir earned his first second-team all-league award after claiming honorable mention honors in 2019. Center Alex Forsyth, a first-year starter, was a member of the second-team offense.
Sewell became the second consecutive Duck to be named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, following Thibodeaux. The Ducks' inside linebacker also earned Freshman All-American honors from The Athletic after finishing as one of just two freshmen to lead their team in tackles.
Oregon's honorable mention all-league picks were offensive linemen Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and T.J. Bass, running back Travis Dye, defensive lineman Austin Faoliu, defensive back Jamal Hill, wide receiver Johnny Johnson III and linebackers Isaac Slade-Matautia and Sewell.
Pac-12 Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year
ILB Noah Sewell, Fr.
First-Team All-Pac-12 Conference
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, So.
CB Mykael Wright, So.
Second-Team All-Pac-12 Conference
C Alex Forsyth, Jr.
CB Deommodore Lenoir, Sr.
Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Conference
OL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Jr.
OL T.J. Bass, Jr.
RB Travis Dye, Jr.
DL Austin Faoliu
S Jamal Hill, So.
WR Johnny Johnson III, Sr.
ILB Isaac Slade-Matautia, Jr.
ILB Noah Sewell, Fr.