UW defensive lineman Vita Vea, named this week the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, was named to SI's All-America second team.
Following his record-setting senior season, Washington’s Dante Pettis was named Thursday to Sports Illustrated’s All-America first team as the punt returner.
Pettis returned four punts for touchdowns this season, giving him nine for his career — breaking the previous NCAA record of eight. He leads the nation with an average of 20.4 yards per punt return this season, the highest average of punt returner in the FBS since 2013.
Earlier this week, Pettis, from San Clemente, Calif., was named to the all-Pac-12 first team as a wide receiver and punt returner.
UW defensive lineman Vita Vea, named Tuesday the Pac-12 defensive player of the year in a vote of league coaches, was named to SI’s All-America second team.
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the all-purpose player on SI’s All-America first team. The No. 12 Huskies (10-2) and No. 9 Penn State (10-2) will meet in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30.
Also Thursday, Pettis and Vea were selected to The Associated Press all-Pac-12 first team. UW senior center Coleman Shelton joined them on the first-team offense.
The full AP team, as voted by beat writers around the Pac-12:
AP All-Pac-12 First Team
QB — Sam Darnold, USC, 6-4, 220, So., Capistrano Beach, California.
RB — Bryce Love, Stanford, 5-10, 196, Jr., Wake Forest, North Carolina.
RB — Ronald Jones II, USC, 6-0, 200, Jr., McKinney, Texas.
T — Cole Madison, Washington St., 6-5, 314, Sr., Burien, Washington.
T — Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, 6-5, 310, Sr., Henderson, Nevada.
G — Cody O’Connell, Washington St., 6-9, 368, Sr., Wenatchee, Washington.
G — David Bright, Stanford, 6-5, 299, Sr., Yorba Linda, California.
C — Coleman Shelton, Washington, 6-4, 299, Sr., Pasadena, California.
TE — Kaden Smith, Stanford, 6-5, 250, So., Flower Mound, Texas.
WR — N’Keal Harry, Arizona St., 6-4, 216, So., Chandler, Arizona.
WR — (tie) Deontay Burnett, USC, 6-0, 170, Jr., Compton, California.
Darren Andrews, UCLA, 5-10, 195, Sr., Phillips Ranch, California.
All-purpose player — Dante Pettis, Washington, 6-1, 195, Sr., San Clemente, California.
K — Matt Gay, Utah, 6-1, 220, Jr., Orem, Utah.
DE — Rasheem Green, USC, 6-4, 275, Jr., Los Angeles.
DE — Hercules Mata’afa, Washington St., 6-2, 252, Jr., Lahaina, Hawaii.
DT — Vita Vea, Washington, 6-5, 340, Jr., Milpitas, California.
DT — Hercules Mata’afa, Washington St., 6-2, 252, Lahaina, Hawaii.
LB — Christian Sam, Arizona St., 6-2, 237, Jr., Allen, Texas.
LB — Uchenna Nwosu, USC, 6-2, 240, Sr., Carson, California.
LB — Troy Dye, Oregon, 6-4, 224, So., Norco, California.
CB — Isaiah Oliver, Colorado, 6-1, 190, Jr., Goodyear, Arizona.
CB — Arrion Springs, Oregon, 6-0, 205, Sr., San Antonio.
S — Jalen Thompson, Washington St., 6-0, 191, So., Downey, California.
S — Justin Reid, Stanford, 6-2, 204, Jr., Prairieville, Louisiana.
P — Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, 6-2, 220, Jr., Perth, Australia.
AP All-Pac-12 Second Team
QB — Josh Rosen, UCLA, 6-4, 218, Jr., Manhattan Beach, California.
RB — Royce Freeman, Oregon, 6-0, 238, Sr., Imperial, California.
RB — Myles Gaskin, Washington, 5-10, 191, Jr., Lynnwood, Washington.
T — Jeromy Irwin, Colorado, 6-5, 300, Sr., Cypress, Texas.
T — (tie) A.T. Hall, Stanford, 6-5, 297, Sr., Glendale, Arizona.
Kolton Miller, UCLA, 6-8, 310, Jr., Roseville, California.
Kaleb McGary, Washington, 6-7, 318, Jr., Fife, Washington.
G — Salesi Uhatafe, Utah, 6-5, 320, Sr., Euless, Texas.
G — Nate Herbig, Stanford, 6-4, 339, So., Kalaheo, Hawaii.
C — Nathan Eldridge, Arizona, 6-3, 297, So., Anthem, Arizona.
TE — Noah Togiai, Oregon St., 6-4, 246, Jr., West Valley, Utah.
WR — Darren Carrington, Utah, 6-3, 205, Sr., San Diego.
WR — Tavares Martin, Washington St., 6-1, 183, Jr., Belle Glade, Florida.
All-purpose player — Phillip Lindsay, Colorado, 5-8, 190, Sr., Aurora, Colorado.
K — Erik Powell, Washington St., 6-1, 202, Sr., Vancouver, Washington.
DE — (tie) Kylan Wilborn, Arizona, 6-2, 245, Fr., Northridge, California
Bradlee Anae, Utah, 6-3, 265, So., Laie, Hawaii.
DE — (tie) Christian Rector, USC, 6-4, 275, So., South Pasadena, California.
Jalen Jelks, Oregon, 6-6, 245, Jr., Phoenix.
DT — Harrison Phillips, Stanford, 6-4, 295, Sr., Omaha, Nebraska.
DT — JoJo Wicker, Arizona St., 6-3, 273, Jr., Long Beach, California.
LB — Cameron Smith, USC, 6-2, 250, Jr., Roseville, California.
LB — Manase Hungalu, Oregon St., 6-1, 238, Sr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
LB — Kenny Young, UCLA, 6-1, 235, Sr., New Orleans.
CB — (tie) Jack Jones, USC, 5-11, 170, So., Long Beach, California.
Jace Whittaker, Arizona, 5-11, 182, Jr., Oceanside, California.
CB — (tie) Quentin Weeks, Stanford, 6-2, 197, Jr., San Diego.
Iman Marshall, USC, 6-1, 205, Jr., Long Beach, California.
S — Chase Hansen, Utah, 6-3, 220, Jr., Highland, Utah.
S — Chris Hawkins, USC, 5-11, 190, Sr., Las Vegas.
P — Jake Bailey, Stanford, 6-2, 193, Jr., Solana Beach, California.
Coach of the Year: Clay Helton, USC
Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Love, Stanford
Defensive Player of the Year: Hercules Mata’afa, Washington St.
Newcomer of the Year: Khalil Tate, Arizona