Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Five on TSN League All-Frosh
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 28, 2007
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Dean and Crier

NEW YORKˇ?The Sporting News named five Wildcats to its Pac-10 All-Freshman teams today ?C Rob Gronkowski, Delashaun Dean, Colin Baxter and Nic Grigsby on offense, and Keenyn Crier as a specialist.


Gronkowski, who earlier this week was named a Freshman All-American by, and Grigsby are true freshman, while the other three redshirted the 2006 season.


UAˇ?s starting tight end throughout the year, Gronkowski has 26 receptions for 496 yards and five touchdowns. He could set a UA tight end receiving yardage record this week against Arizona State with 18 yards to break the mark of Mark Keel (36-513) set in 1980.


Dean is the Catsˇ? third-leading receiver with 34 grabs for 393 yards and a score. Baxter took over the starting left guard role in the second game and hasnˇ?t let go, playing nearly every snap since as a tough guy on the interior. Grigsby also took over the starting role part of the way through the season and has responded with a UA freshman-record 682 yards on 152 carries, plus 29 pass receptions.


Crier, named second-team All-America earlier this week by Rivals, is the Pac-10ˇ?s leading punter with a 43.5 yard average, and enough hang time and help from the coverage unit to give Arizona the leagueˇ?s best net punting figure at 38.1.


The magazine picked Washington quarterback Jake Locker as its offensive Pac-10 freshman of the year and USC defensive end Everson Griffen as the top young defender.


TSN Pac-10 All-Freshman Teams


WR Delashaun Dean, Arizona*

WR Darrell Catchings, Oregon State

TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona

L (T) Butch Lewis, USC*

L (C ) Kristofer O1Dowd, USC

L (G) Zack Heberer, USC*

L (G) Colin Baxter, Arizona*

L (T) Micah Hannam, Washington State*

QB Jake Locker, Washington*

RB Joe McKnight, USC

RB Nic Grigsby, Arizona



L (E) Everson Griffen, USC

L (T) Jon Hargis, Arizona State*

L (T) Brian Price, UCLA

L (E) Cameron Jordan, Cal

LB Nick Macaluso, Stanford*

LB Chike Amajoyi, Stanford

LB Mike Mohamed, Cal*

DB (CB) Chris Conte, Cal

Colin Baxter

DB (CB) Omar Bolden, Arizona State

DB (CB) Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State

DB (FS) Taylor Skaufel, Stanford



K Thomas Weber, Arizona State*

P Keenyn Crier, Arizona*

KR Jahvid Best, Cal