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Six Cats All-Pac-10 Football Picks
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 03, 2007
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.ˇ?Arizona placed four players on the first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference Football squad, with senior cornerback Antoine Cason, senior linebacker Spencer Larsen, junior receiver Mike Thomas and redshirt freshman punter Keenyn Crier each earning the honor.

Sophomore offensive tackle Eben Britton and senior defensive tackle Lionel Dotson earned second-team honors. Arizona players cited for honorable mention included junior quarterback Willie Tuitama, freshman tight end Rob Gronkowski, junior place kicker Jason Bondzio, senior defensive end Jason Parker and senior offensive tackle Peter Graniello.

Cason repeated as a first-team selection, while Larsen moved up from second-team honors a year ago. Thomas, Dotson and Britton were honorable mention picks in 2006.? The four first-team picks are the most for Arizona since the 1998 team had five.

Thomas is the Wildcatsˇ? first first-team offensive selection since school record-holder Bobby Wade, also a receiver, earned the distinction in 2002. Larsen follows UA predecessor Lance Briggs (2000-2002) as a Wildcat linebacker selected to the first team. Crier?is the second consecutive Wildcat to earn first-team punter honors, succeeding current Dallas Cowboy place kicker Nick Folk, who pulled double duty his senior year in 2006. He is Arizona's first freshman to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors.

Quarterback Dennis Dixon of Oregon has been selected Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, nose tackle Sedrick Ellis of USC the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, quarterback Jake Locker of Washington the Freshman of the Year and Dennis Erickson of Arizona State the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. ? The award winners are selected by the Pac-10 head football coaches.



First Team Offense

QBDennis Dixon, Sr., Oregon

RBJonathan Stewart, Jr., Oregon

RBJustin Forsett, Sr., California

WRMike Thomas, Jr., Arizona

WRBrandon Gibson, Jr., Washington State

TEFred Davis, Sr., USC

OLAlex Mack, Jr., California

OLMax Unger, Jr., Oregon

OLChilo Rachel, Jr., USC

OLRoy Schuening, Sr., Oregon State

OLSam Baker, Sr., USC

OLMike Pollack, Sr., Arizona State


First Team Defense

DLSedrick Ellis, Sr., USC

DLLawrence Jackson, Sr., USC

DLNick Reed, Jr., Oregon

DLDorain Smith, Sr., Oregon State

LBSpencer Larsen, Sr., Arizona

LBKeith Rivers, Sr., USC

LBRobert James, Sr., Arizona State

LBRey Maualuga, Jr., USC

DBAntoine Cason, Sr., Arizona

DBPatrick Chung, Jr., Oregon

DBKevin Ellison, Jr., USC

DBChris Horton, Sr., UCLA


First Team Specialists

PKThomas Weber, Fr., Arizona State ?

PKeenyn Crier, Fr., Arizona

KORMatthew Slater, Sr., UCLA ? K

PRKyle Williams, So., Arizona State ? Pa

STJahvid Best, Fr., California ? S


Second-Team Offense

QBAlex Brink, Sr., Washington State

RBYvenson Bernard, Sr., Oregon State

RBLouis Rankin, Sr., Washington

WRDeSean Jackson, Jr., California

WRLavelle Hawkins, Sr., California

TEJed Collins, Sr., Washington State

OLGeoff Schwartz, Sr., Oregon

OLJuan Garcia, Sr., Washington

OLAndy Levitre, Jr., Oregon State

OLEben Britton, So., Arizona

OLAlex Fletcher, Jr., Stanford

OLFenuki Tupou, Jr., Oregon


Second-Team Defense

DLBruce Davis, Sr., UCLA

DLDexter Davis, So., Arizona State

DLLionel Dotson, Sr., Arizona

DLJeff Van Orsow, Sr., Oregon State

LBJoey LaRocque, Sr., Oregon State

LBAlan Darlin, Sr., Oregon State

LBDerrick Doggett, Sr., Oregon State

LBZack Follett, Jr., California

DBTerrell Thomas, Sr., USC

DBJustin Tryon, Sr., Arizona State

DBBrandon Hughes, Jr., Oregon State

DDBTroy Nolan, Jr., Arizona State


Second Team Specialist

PKAlexis Serna, Sr., Oregon State

PJay Ottovegio, Sr., Stanford

KORJonathan Stewart, Jr., Oregon

PRDeSean Jackson, Jr., California

STWopamo Osaisai, Jr., Stanford


Arizona Honorable Mention

PK Jason Bondzio, Jr.

OT Peter Graniello, Sr.;

TE Rob Gronkowski, Fr.;

DE Jason Parker, Sr.;

QB Willie Tuitama, Jr.


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