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Five @ASUFootball student-athletes named to AP All-Pac-12 Team

Dec 25, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. – Five Sun Devil Football student-athletes were named to the Associated Press' 2020 All-Pac-12 Team as announced by the AP on Friday morning.
Sophomore G Dohnovan West, redshirt junior DE Tyler Johnson and redshirt senior CB Chase Lucas earned first-team recognition while senior S Evan Fields and junior DT Jermayne Lole garnered second-team honors.
Earlier this week, the Sun Devils placed 10 student-athletes on the Pac-12 All-Conference Team as selected by the league's head coaches.
For notes on ASU's AP All-Conference choices, see below:
Dohnovan West – First Team 

  • Returning freshman All-American Dohnovan West built upon his brilliant freshman campaign with an excellent four-game run as a sophomore.
  • A 2020 All-Pac-12 First Team selection (coaches), West was a key reason why the Sun Devils averaged over 264 yards per game on the ground, the highest total since the 1981 season.
  • The Mission Hills, Calif., native worked hard in the offseason to put on muscle and it paid off on the field.
  • Named the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week after ASU's 70-7 victory over Arizona (12/14).
  • Among players with at least 250 offensive snaps West was the 16th-highest graded overall offensive player in the Pac-12, regardless of position, with a score of 76.5 from Pro Football Focus. 
  • He was the highest graded guard in the entire league and the sixth-highest graded offensive lineman overall as well.
  • As a pass blocker, West recorded a grade of 81.3 this season, the fifth-highest overall grade in the Pac-12 and second among the league's guards. 
  • He was the 27th-highest graded guard in the entire FBS as a pass blocker and the 29th-highest graded guard overall in the FBS as well.
  • West allowed just two quarterback pressures this season, which was tied for the fourth-fewest in the FBS among guards with at least 120 pass blocking reps. It was also the lowest tally for a guard in the Pac-12.
  • He was not credited with a sack allowed for the season.

Tyler Johnson – First Team 

  • Redshirt junior Tyler Johnson thrived in co-defensive coordinators Marvin Lewis and Antonio Pierce's scheme, developing into one of the most feared pass rushers in the conference.
  • Named 2020 All-Pac-12 Second Team (coaches), Johnson finished the season with 16 tackles and was the team leader with 7.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.
  • Johnson was disruptive all season long getting into opposing backfields, recovering two fumbles and deflecting a pass.
  • After an incredible 4.5 tackle for loss and 3-sack performance against UCLA, Johnson was named the Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week (12/7).
  • The seventh-highest graded edge defender in the Pac-12 as a pass rusher with a score of 71.9 from Pro Football Focus.
  • Johnson was the ninth-highest graded edge defender in the Pac-12 overall with a grade of 71.2.
  • Credited with just one missed tackle on the year on 173 total snaps.
  • Generated 21 total pressures on the season – the fifth-highest total among edge defenders in the league despite playing 100 fewer pass-rushing snaps than three of the players ranked ahead of him.
  • With 21 pressures on 95 total pass rushing snaps, Johnson created a pressure on 22.1 percent of his plays as an edge rusher.
  • His one-on-one win percentage of 18.3 was 10th among edge defenders in the league. 

Chase Lucas – First Team

  • Redshirt senior defensive back Chase Lucas enjoyed a nearly flawless season, proving why he was considered one of the top returning corners in the conference heading into the season.
  • A 2020 All-Pac-12 Second-Team honoree (coaches), it was the second time Lucas earned second-team honors, also doing so as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
  • Lucas shut down the passing game to his side of the field for the Sun Devil defense, finishing the season with 15 tackles (14 solo), five pass breakups, and a forced fumble.
  • He showed his versatility and physicality chipping-in to provide support in defending the opposing running game.
  • Among players with at least 250 defensive snaps, Lucas was the fifth-highest graded defensive player in the Pac-12, regardless of position, with a score of 81.4 from Pro Football Focus. He was the highest-rated cornerback in the league.
  • Lucas recorded a score of 84.8 in pass coverage for the season, the highest for a cornerback in the league and the second-highest of any defensive player.
  • He was the sixth-highest graded cornerback in the nation in pass coverage and the 12th-highest graded cornerback in the country overall.
  • Forced an incompletion on 27.3 percent of the passes thrown his way, the ninth-best tally among corners nationally.
  • Targeted just 22 times on the season despite playing over 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps, allowing just 14 catches. 

Evan Fields – Second Team

  • Senior Evan Fields has improved dramatically every season since arriving in Tempe, with this year proving to be no different.
  • Named 2020 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention by the league's coaches, Fields earned a reputation as one of the best tacklers from the safety position.
  • Fields stuffed the stat sheet with a memorable senior season, finishing with a team-high 38 tackles in only eight games.
  • The Oklahoma City, Okla., native forced three fumbles in four games, the most of any player in the conference.
  • He collected 28 solo tackles in four games, averaging seven stops by himself per game.
  • Broke up one pass and forced several other completions with his presence and instincts.

Jermayne Lole – Second Team

  • Junior defensive lineman Jermayne Lole enjoyed a brilliant junior season, thriving after an offseason move to the inside.
  • Named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention by the league's coaches for the second consecutive season, Lole has been nearly un-blockable this season, frequently getting penetration into opposing backfields and disrupting the play.
  • Managed to still be extremely productive despite his move inside, collecting with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. 
  • Lole forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and knocked down two passes, while fighting through double teams of opposing defenses.  

The 2020 Associated Press All-Pac-12 team is selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the league for newspapers or broadcast outlets.