Senior CB Trevin Wade was named to the All-Pac-12 second team on Monday, while five others earned honorable mention recognition, including QB Nick Foles.
Nov. 28, 2011
All-Pac-12 Teams Announced (PDF)
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior cornerback Trevin Wade was named to the All-Pac-12 second team for the second time in his career, commissioner Larry Scott announced on Monday afternoon.
Five other Wildcats were recognized as honorable mention selections, including quarterback Nick Foles, receiver Juron Criner, linebacker/defensive back Tra'Mayne Bondurant, placekicker John Bonano and center Kyle Quinn.
Wade registered 52 tackles on the season to go with two interceptions and a team-high 13 pass break ups. A second team all-conference selection in 2009, Wade finished his Wildcat career with 12 interceptions, tied for fourth-most nationally among active players, and good enough for a share of 10th place on the school's all-time charts. The native of Round Rock, Texas, broke up 28 passes in his four seasons, which ranks tied for eighth-most in program history.
Foles, a senior, earned honorable mention recognition honors for the third straight season. The native of Austin, Texas, finished his illustrious career as the school's all-time leader in passing yards, total offense, passing touchdowns (tied), completions and completion attempts. He also became just the 10th player in Pac-12 Conference history to reach 10,000 career passing yards and is the only Wildcat to ever throw for 4,000 yards in a single season.
Criner, a senior who was a first team All-Pac-10 honoree in 2010, was also cited on the honorable mention list. The native of Las Vegas, Nev., concluded his Arizona career as the school's all-time leader with 32 career touchdown receptions. He ranks fourth on the school's charts for career pass receptions and receiving yards, leading the Wildcats in both categories in each of the last two seasons, including 75 grabs for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011.
Bondurant, a true freshman from Fairfield, Calif., emerged as one of the Wildcats' top defenders in the second half of the season and earned a start in each of the last six games. In those final six contests, Bondurant tallied a team-high 42 tackles, including three for loss, to go with a sack, an interception returned for a touchdown and six pass breakups.
Bonano, a junior from Salinas, Calif., took over the starting place-kicking role in the final six games of the season. He converted all 24 of his extra point tries, and knocked home 8-of-12 field goal attempts, including a career-long 47-yarder. He also handled the team's kickoff duties in all 12 games as he collected 22 touchbacks, which is tied for 11th-most nationally.
Quinn, a junior from Brentwood, Calif., started all 12 games for the Wildcats at center. He entered the season as the only offensive lineman on the team with starting experience (2010 Alamo Bowl), but emerged as one of the team's offensive leaders. Under the coaching of Robert Anae, Quinn and his fellow linemen helped provide the protection for the best passing attack in school history and reduced the number of sacks by nine allowed by a more veteran group a season earlier. Quinn helped pave the way for 100-yard rushing efforts by the team in each of the last two games - wins over Arizona State and Louisiana.
The All-Pac-12 Team is selected by the Pac-12 head football coaches. Click here to see the complete list of the All-Pac-12 first team, second team and honorable mention selections.