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Twelve Ducks Earn All-Pac-12 Recognition

Dec 7, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon football team was well-represented on the Pac-12 all-conference teams released on Tuesday afternoon, with five players on the first team, two on the second team, and five receiving honorable mention.
 
T.J. Bass, Brandon Dorlus, Verone McKinley III, Noah Sewell and Kayvon Thibodeaux were all selected to the first team by the conference's coaches, giving Oregon the second-most first-team selections in the league. The five first-team honorees are the most for the program since the Ducks had five in 2015. Oregon leads the conference with four first-team defensive selections, the most in program history.
 
Alex Forsyth and Camden Lewis both landed on the second team; Oregon's seven selections between the first and second teams are third-most in the conference. Popo Aumavae, Anthony Brown, Travis Dye, Ryan Walk and Mykael Wright all earned honorable mention.
 
Click here to view all of the 2021 Pac-12 football all-conference selections.


 
OL T.J. Bass – Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
» Played the most snaps (856) of any Oregon offensive player.
» Started the first six games at left guard and the final seven at left tackle.
» 84.4 overall grade by Pro Football Focus, eighth-best among Pac-12 offensive linemen.
» 89.8 run-blocking grade by PFF is fifth-best among Pac-12 O-linemen.
» Allowed just two sacks and 13 QB pressures in 404 pass-blocking opportunities.
» Helped UO rush for 203.23 yards per game, good for No. 24 in the nation.
» Oregon rushed for 200-plus yards seven times, including two 300-yard games.
 
DL Brandon Dorlus – Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
» Finished regular season with 23 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks.
» Third on the team in TFLs and fourth in sacks.
» 79.5 overall grade by PFF, second-best among Pac-12 interior defensive linemen.
» Led Pac-12 interior defensive linemen with an 83.0 pass-rushing grade by PFF.
» 41 total QB pressures according to PFF, 17 more than any other Pac-12 interior D-lineman.
» Seven games with a TFL, including two in Oregon's win over Arizona.
 
S Verone McKinley III – Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
» One of three finalists for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back.
» Leads the nation with six interceptions this season.
» Second on Oregon with 71 total tackles, third-most among Pac-12 defensive backs.
» Leads the Ducks with six pass breakups.
» Four interceptions in three games against Ohio State, Stony Brook, and Arizona.
» Sealed Oregon's win at then-No. 3 Ohio State with an interception.
» Two interceptions vs. Stony Brook, his second career multi-pick game.
» 11 career interceptions, one away from cracking the UO all-time top 10.
» Six interceptions is one away from the UO single-season top 10.
 
LB Noah Sewell – Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
» Tied for No. 2 in the Pac-12 with 106 tackles, 35 more than any other Duck.
» First Duck with 100 tackles in a season since Troy Dye in 2018.
» Six double-digit tackle performances, including a career-high 14 vs. Arizona.
» Second among Ducks with 8.0 tackles for loss and four sacks.
» 89.7 pass-rush grade by PFF, tied for 11th-best among FBS linebackers.
» 32 total quarterback pressures according to PFF, tied for No. 5 among FBS linebackers.
» Semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker.
» Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
 
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux – Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
» First team all-conference for the second year in a row.
» Finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award.
» Tied for third in the Pac-12 with seven sacks and fourth with 12.0 tackles for loss.
» 91.5 pass-rush grade by PFF, ninth-best among FBS edge defenders.
» 48 total QB pressures according to PFF, second-most among Pac-12 defenders.
» Multi-sack performances vs. both UCLA and Washington State.
» Career-high 4.5 TFLs in win at UCLA, the most by a Duck since 2017.
» Tied for seventh in Oregon history with 19.0 career sacks.
» Two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Week.
 
OL Alex Forsyth – Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
» Started eight of 13 games at center, coming off the bench once and missing four games due to injury.
» Allowed just two sacks and six QB pressures in 257 pass-blocking opportunities, according to PFF.
» Helped UO rush for 203.23 yards per game, good for No. 24 in the nation.
» Oregon rushed for 200-plus yards seven times, including two 300-yard games.
» All-conference second team for the second season in a row.
 
K Camden Lewis – Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team
» 12-of-15 on field goals while recording touchbacks on 35 of his 79 kickoff attempts.
» Started the season 10-of-10 on field goals, the longest streak by a UO kicker since 2015.
» 52-of-53 on extra-point attempts this season.
» Made a career-long 49-yard field goal in Oregon's win over California.
 
DL Popo Aumavae – Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention
» Finished the regular season with 36 tackles and three tackles for loss.
» 81.3 overall grade by PFF, No. 1 among Pac-12 interior defensive linemen and No. 27 in the FBS.
» 82.0 pass-rush grade by PFF, No. 2 among Pac-12 interior defensive linemen.
 
QB Anthony Brown – Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention
» Leads the Pac-12 with 3,320 total yards of offense this season.
» 223-of-350 passing for 2,683 yards and 15 touchdowns with just six interceptions.
» 142 rushes for 637 yards and nine TDs, tied for the most among Pac-12 quarterbacks.
 
RB Travis Dye – Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention
» No. 3 in the Pac-12 with 1,118 rushing yards, his first career 1,000-yard rushing season.
» Second in the Pac-12 with 17 total touchdowns, and tied for second with 15 rushing TDs.
» Also leads Oregon with 41 receptions for 374 yards and two touchdowns.
» One of just four players in the FBS to lead his team in both rushing yards and receptions.
 
OL Ryan Walk – Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention
» Started the first four games at right guard and the next five at center before suffering an injury.
» Allowed just one sack and 11 QB pressures in 268 pass-blocking opportunities according to PFF.
» Semifinalist for the Burlsworth Award, given to the nation's top player who began career as a walk-on.
 
CB Mykael Wright – Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention
» Third on the team with 65 tackles while adding three tackles for loss and an interception.
» Career-high 10 tackles in Oregon's historic win at then-No. 3 Ohio State.
» 12 kickoff returns for 332 yards, including a long return of 56 yards.