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Washington leads AP All-Pac-12 team with 6 players

December 9, 2016
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo,Washington's John Ross, right, makes a long pass reception in front of Oregon State's Treston Decoud in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Ross is the player of the year on the Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Washington receiver John Ross is the player of the year on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team announced on Friday and two players shared defensive honors.

Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick and multi-dimensional USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson shared defensive player of the year.

Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre was the coach of the year after leading a massive turnaround in Boulder and Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold was a unanimous choice as newcomer of the year.

Washington led the first team with six players, including Budda Baker, a unanimous choice at safety. The No. 4 Huskies won the Pac-12 championship and earned a spot in the College Football Playoff, facing top-ranked Alabama in the Peach Bowl.

The 2016 AP All-Pac-12 team, with players listed by name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (u-denotes unanimous selections):

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FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Jake Browning, Washington, 6-2, 209, So., Folsom, California.

Running backs — Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 200, Jr., Castle Rock, Colorado.; Joe Williams, Utah, 5-11, 205, Sr., Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tackles — Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 300, Jr., Lehi, Utah; Zach Banner, USC, 6-6, 310, Sr., Tacoma, Washington.

Guards — u-Cody O’Connell, Washington State, 6-8, 354, Jr., Wenatchee, Washington.; Jake Eldrenkamp, Washington, 6-5, 297, Sr., Medina, Washington.

Center — Scott Quessenberry, UCLA, 6-4, 315, Jr., La Costa, California.

Wide receivers— u-John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, Jr., Long Beach, California.; Chad Hansen, California, 6-2, 205, Jr., Fillmore, California.

Tight end — u-Pharaoh Brown, Oregon, 606, 250, Sr. Lyndhurst, Ohio

All-purpose — Adoree’ Jackson, USC, 5-11, 185, Jr., Belleville, Illinois.

Kicker — u-Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State, 6-1, 195, Sr., Deer Park, Texas

Defense

Defensive ends — u-Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 265, Sr., Richmond, California.; u-Hunter Dimick, Utah, 6-3, 272, Sr., Syracuse, Utah

Tackles — Solomon Thomas, Stanford, 6-3, 273, Jr., Coppell, Texas; Elijah Qualls, Washington, 6-1, 321, Jr., Petaluma, California.

Linebackers — u-Jayon Brown, UCLA, 6-0, 320, Sr., Long Beach, California.; Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado, 6-5, 230, Sr., College Station, Texas; Azeem Victor, Washington, 6-3, 230, Jr., Upland, California.

Cornerbacks — Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado, 6-0, 205, Sr., San Jose, California.; Adoree’ Jackson, USC, 5-11, 185, Jr., Belleville, Illinois.

Safeties — u-Budda Baker, Washington, 5-10, 192, Jr., Bellevue, Washington.; Tedric Thompson, Colorado, 6-1, 205, Sr., Valencia, California.

Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, 6-2, 220, So., Australia

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Sam Darnold, USC, 6-4, 225, Fr., Capistrano Beach, California.

Running backs —Myles Gaskin, Washington, 5-10, 195, So., Lynnwood, Washington.; Ronald Jones, USC, 6-1, 195, So., McKinney, Texas

Tackles — Chad Wheeler, USC, 6-6, 310, Sr., Santa Monica, California.; Stevie Tu’ikolovato, USC, 6-1, 320, Sr., Salt Lake City

Guards — Isaac Asiata, Utah, 6-3, 323, Sr., Spanish Fork, Utah; Damien Mama, USC, 6-4, 325, Jr., Moreno Valley, California.

Center — Coleman Shelton, Washington, 6-4, 293, Jr., Pasadena, California.

Wide receivers— JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC, 6-2, 220, Jr., Long Beach, California.; Gabe Marks, Washington State, 6-0, 190, Sr., Venice, California.

Tight end — Nate Iese, UCLA, 6-3, 242, Sr., Elk Grove, California.

All-purpose — Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 200, Jr., Castle Rock, Colorado.

Kicker— Andy Phillips, Utah, 5-10, 210, Sr., Draper, Utah

Defense

Defensive ends— Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State, 6-2, 255, So., Lahaina, Hawaii; JoJo Wicker, Arizona State, 6-3, 263, So., Long Beach, California.

Tackles — Vita Vea, Washington, 6-5, 332, So., Milpitas, California.; Lowell Lotulelei, Utah, 6-2, 310, Jr., South Jordan, Utah

Linebackers — Koron Crump, Arizona State, 6-3, 218, Jr., St. Louis; Keishawn Bierria, Washington, 6-1, 221, Jr., Carson, California.; Cameron Smith, USC, 6-5, 245, So., Roseville, California.

Cornerbacks — Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, Jr., Diamond Bar, California.; Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado, 603, 195, Sr., Sacramento, California.

Safeties — Shalom Luani, Washington State, 6-0, 205, Sr., American Samoa; Marcus Williams, Utah, 6-1, 195, Jr., Corona, California.

Punter — Matt Haack, Arizona State, 6-1, 201, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa

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Offensive Player of the Year — John Ross, Washington.

Defensive Player of the Year — Hunter Dimick, Utah and Adoree’ Jackson, USC

Newcomer of the Year — u-Sam Darnold, USC

Coach of the Year — Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

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All-Pac-12 voting panel:

Aaron Fentress, CSN Northwest; Dale Grummert, Lewiston Morning Tribune; Anthony Gimino, Lindy’s Football Annuals; Doug Haller, Arizona Republic; Brian Howell, Boulder Daily Camera; Gina Mizell, Oregonian; Tony Parks, KZNS; Jacob Thorpe, Spokesman-Review; Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News;

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