2021 Preseason All-SportsPac12 Football Teams

The 2021 Preseason All-SportsPac12 Football Teams, including Coach and Players of the Year honors, as selected by our senior writers, have been announced just ahead of Pac-12 Media Day.

In this second-annual edition of our picks, the South Division garnered the most combined selections with 47, and the North collected 44.

Oregon led all teams with 17 combined First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention selections, as well as Annual Honors, followed by USC with 13. ASU and Utah both had 10.

Utah logged the most First-Team picks with eight, and ASU and USC each had six Second-Team selections.

Nine players were unanimous First-Team selections:

  • Jarek Broussard, Colorado
  • Drake London, USC
  • Abraham Lucas, WSU
  • Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
  • Mika Tafua, Utah
  • Trent McDuffie, Washington
  • Mykael Wright, Oregon
  • Jadon Redding, Utah

Among the annual honors, the only unanimous selection was Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Preseason selections are speculative at best, especially when it comes to true freshmen, who have yet to play a down of college football. Of course, absolute objectivity is never possible, as each writer brings a unique perspective to the selection process.

Some overlooked players will find motivation in not finding their names listed below, and we look forward to rectifying whatever oversights, omissions, or misjudgments we may have made in preseason with our postseason selections.

If you would like to see how our senior football writers—Dane Miller, Jack Follman, Nick Bartlett, Stephen Vilardo, and Chris Courtney—voted, you’ll find their individual selections for each position tabulated here.

Feel free to share your own selections in contrast to our 2021 Preseason All-SportsPac12 Football Teams, or predict how they might compare to those chosen by Pac-12 media voters, via Twitter at @SportsPac12.

You can engage the writers at @DaneMiller_SP12, @JackFollman, @WordsByBartlett, @StephenVilardo, and @csquared02.

Preseason Coach of the Year
Clay Helton | Harry How/Getty Images
Clay Helton, USC

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
2021 preseason All-SportsPac12 selections
Kedon Slovis | Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Kedon Slovis, USC

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
2021 preseason All-SportsPac12 selections
Kayvon Thibodeaux | Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon

Preseason Freshman Offensive Player of the Year
2021 preseason All-SportsPac12 selections
Troy Franklin | Abbie Parr/Getty Images
Troy Franklin, Oregon

Preseason Freshman Defensive Player of the Year
2021 preseason All-SportsPac12 selections
Korey Foreman | USC Athletics
Korey Foreman, USC

First and Second Team All-SportsPac12 Offense

First-Team OffenseSecond-Team Offense
QBKedon Slovis, USCQBJayden Daniels, ASU
RBMax Borghi, WSURBRachaad White, ASU
RBJarek Broussard, ColoradoRBCJ Verdell, Oregon
WRDrake London, USCWRKyle Philips, UCLA
WRBritain Covey, UtahWRDevon Williams, Oregon
TECade Otton, WashingtonTEGreg Dulcich, UCLA
OLAbraham Lucas, WSUOLKellen Diesch, ASU
OLJaxson Kirkland, WashingtonOLJoshua Gray, OSU
OLNick Ford, UtahOLAlex Forsyth, Oregon
OLDohnovan West, ASUOLWalter Rouse, Stanford
OLNate Eldridge, OSUOLSataoa Laumea, Utah

First and Second Team All-SportsPac12 Defense

First-Team DefenseSecond-Team Defense
DLKayvon Thibodeaux, OregonDLNick Figueroa, USC
DLJermayne Lole, ASUDLTyler Johnson, ASU
DLMika Tafua, UtahDLTuli Tuipulotu, USC
DLThomas Booker, StanfordDLEdefuan Olufoshio, Washington
LBDevin Lloyd, UtahLBCameron Goode, Cal
LBNate Landman, ColoradoLBNoah Sewell, Oregon
LBDrake Jackson, USCLBKuony Deng, Cal
DBTrent McDuffie, WashingtonDBIsaiah Pola-Mao, USC
DBMykael Wright, OregonDBChris Steele, USC
DBChase Lucas, ASUDBEvan Fields, ASU
DBClark Phillips, UtahDBVerone McKinley, Oregon

First and Second Team All-SportsPac12 Specialists

First Team SpecialistsSecond Team Specialist
PMichael Turk, ASUPBen Griffiths, USC
KJadon Redding, UtahKParker Lewis, USC
RSBritain Covey, UtahRSD.J. Taylor, ASU
AP/STBritain Covey, UtahAP/STNathaniel Peat, Stanford

All-SporsPac12 Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA

Running Back: Travis Dye, Oregon; Austin Jones, Stanford

Wide Receiver: Travell Harris, WSU; Dimitri Stanley, Colorado; Bru McCoy, USC; Renard Bell, WSU; Johnny Johnson, Oregon

Tight End: Brant Kuithe, Utah

Offensive Line: Henry Bainvalu, Washington; Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Oregon; Sean Rhyan, UCLA; Liam Ryan, WSU; Steven Jones, Oregon; T.J. Bass, Oregon; Victor Curne, Washington

Defensive Line: Isaac Hodgins, OSU; Ryan Bowman, Washington; Brandon Dorlus, Oregon; Tuli Letuligasenoa, Washington; Brennan Jackson, WSU; ZTF, Washington; Terrance Lang, Colorado

Linebacker: Justin Flowe, Oregon; Caleb Johnson, UCLA; Mitchell Agude, UCLA; Avery Roberts, OSU; Carson Wells, Colorado

Defensive Back: Jaydon Grant, OSU; Jamal Hill, Oregon; Elijah Hicks, Cal; Isaiah Lewis, Colorado; Stephen Blaylock, UCLA; Quentin Lake, UCLA

Breakdown of Combined All-SporsPac12 Selections by Program

TeamHonors1st Team2nd TeamHon MentionTotal


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