The Washington Huskies placed five players on the Pac-12’s All-Conference first team, four on the second team and three earned honorable mention, the league announced Tuesday. The five first-teamers tied Arizona State for second-most, and trailed league champion Utah, which had eight.
Sophomore PK Blake Mazza was Washington State’s lone representative on the first team, followed by three Cougars on the second team and four honorable mentions.
Utah had two top honors: Kyle Whittingham was coach of the year and RB Zack Moss was offensive player of the year. Top defender was Cal LB Evan Weaver of Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep. Freshman of the year on offense was USC QB Kedon Slovis; on defense, Oregon’s DL Keyvon Thibodeaux.
First team — jr TE Hunter Bryant, sr OT Trey Adams, sr C Nick Harris, jr DL Levi Onwuzurike, jr DB Elijah Molden Jr.
Second team — jr LB Ryan Bowman, rsoph LB Joe Tryon, sr DB Myles Bryant, soph PK Peyton Henry.
Honorable mention — sr RB Salvon Ahmed, rfr DB Kyler Gordon, sr P Joel Whitford.
First team — Soph PK Blake Mazza.
Second team — Sr QB Anthony Gordon, soph OL Abe Lucas, all purpose/special teams fr Travion Brown.
Third team — soph RB Max Borghi, rjr OL Josh Watson, sr WR Easop Winston, rjr LB Jahad Woods.
First-team honors for seniors Adams and Harris were the second for each. Hunter Bryant has declared for the NFL draft in April. Eight of UW’s honorees are eligible to return to Washington in the fall for the first year of new head coach Jimmy Lake, succeeding Chris Petersen.
The Huskies (7-5) finish up the season at the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State (12-1) Dec. 21. On Dec. 27, Washington State (6-6) plays Air Force (10-2) at the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix.