Oregon State Beavers claim 5 first-teamers, Oregon Ducks 2 on media’s 2023 Pac-12 preseason football team

Published Jul. 18, 2023, 12:47 p.m.
By Nick Daschel | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon State landed five players and Oregon two on the media’s 2023 football Pac-12 preseason all-conference first team.
First and second teams, as well as honorable mention, was released Tuesday by the conference, three days in advance of Friday’s Pac-12 media day in Las Vegas.
Oregon State’s first team selections were running back Damien Martinez, offensive linemen Joshua Gray and Taliese Fuaga, defensive back Kitan Oladapo and return specialist Anthony Gould. The Beavers’ five first-team selections trailed only Utah, which had six.
Oregon’s first-teamers are running back Bucky Irving and defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus.
The Ducks and Beavers each had two second teamers. For OSU, it was offensive lineman Jake Levengood and return specialist Silas Bolden, while Oregon’s second-teamers were defensive back Evan Williams and kicker Camden Lewis.
Earning honorable mention for Oregon were quarterback Bo Nix, receiver Troy Franklin, defensive back Nikko Reed, linebacker Jeffrey Bassa, defensive lineman Jordan Burch, tight end Terrance Ferguson and offensive linemen Jackson Powers-Johnson, Josh Conerly Jr. and Ajani Cornelius.
Oregon State’s honorable mention selections are offensive lineman Heneli Bloomfield, defensive lineman James Rawls, linebacker Easton Mascarenas-Arnold, defensive back Ryan Cooper Jr. and all-purpose Jesiah Irish.
Here are the preseason all-conference teams:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB: Caleb Williams, USC
RB: Damien Martinez, Oregon State; Bucky Irving, Oregon.
WR: Rome Odunze, Washington; Dorian Singer, USC.
TE: Brant Kuithe, Utah
OL: Sataoa Laumea, Utah; Joshua Gray, Oregon State; Troy Fautanu, Washington; Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State; Keaton Bills, Utah.
FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS
PK: Joshua Karty, Stanford
P: Eddie Czaplicki, USC
AP/ST: Travis Hunter, Colorado; Raleek Brown, USC
RS: Anthony Gould, Oregon State
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL: Bralen Trice, Washington; Laiatu Latu, UCLA; Brandon Dorlus, Oregon; Junior Tafuna, Utah.
LB: Jackson Sirmon, California; Karene Reid, Utah; Darius Muasau, UCLA.
DB: Cole Bishop, Utah; Calen Bullock, USC, Kitan Oladapo, Oregon State; Travis Hunter, Colorado.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB: Michael Penix, Washington
RB: Jaydn Ott, California; Carson Steele, UCLA
WR: Jalen McMillan, Washington; Jacob Cowing, Arizona
TE: Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford
OL: Jake Levengood, Oregon State; Justin Dedich, USC; Jonah Monheim, USC; Jordan Monheim, Arizona; Jarrett Kingston, USC.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL: Brennan Jackson, Washington State; Ron Stone, Jr., Washington State; Van Fillinger, Utah; Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington.
LB: Lander Barton, Utah; Mason Cobb, USC; Eric Gentry, USC.
DB: Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State; Jabbar Muhammad, Washington; Craig Woodson, California; Evan Williams, Oregon.
SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS
PK: Camden Lewis, Oregon
P: Nick Haberer, Washington State
AP: Jacob Cowing, Arizona
RS: Silas Bolden, Oregon State
HONORABLE MENTION
QB: Bo Nix, Oregon
RB: Michael Wiley, Arizona; Cameron Skattebo, Arizona St.; Austin Jones, USC; Nakia Watson, Washington St.
WR: Tetairoa McMillan, Arizona; Jeremiah Hunter, California; *Travis Hunter, Colorado; Troy Franklin, Oregon
TE: Jalin Conyers, Arizona St.; Terrance Ferguson, Oregon
OL: Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona; Matthew Cindric, California; Sioape Vatikani, California; Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon; Josh Conerly, Jr., Oregon; Ajani Cornelius, Oregon; Heneli Bloomfield, Oregon St.; Garrett DiGiorgio, UCLA; Duke Clemens, UCLA; Michael Mokofisi, Utah; Roger Rosengarten, Washington
DL: Brett Johnson, California; Jordan Burch, Oregon; James Rawls, Oregon St.; Bear Alexander, USC; Kyon Barrs, USC; Jonah Elliss, Utah
LB: Justin Flowe, Arizona; *Jeffrey Bassa, Oregon; Easton Mascarenas-Arnold, Oregon St.; David Bailey, Stanford; Shane Lee, USC; *Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington; Alphonzo Tuputala, Washington
DB: Ro Torrence, Arizona State; Jeremiah Earby, California; Patrick McMorris, California; Trikweze Bridges, Oregon; Nikko Reed, Oregon; Ryan Cooper, Oregon St.; Christian Roland-Wallace, USC; JaTravis Broughton, Utah; Zemaiah Vaughn, Utah; Asa Turner, Washington; Jaden Hicks, Washington State
PK: Tyler Loop, Arizona; Dean Janikowski, Washington St.
P: Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona; Lachlan Wilson, California; Mark Vassett, Colorado
AP/ST: Slater Zellers, Arizona St.; Jesiah Irish, Oregon St.; Jaden Green, Washington
RS: Jimmy Horn, Jr., Colorado; Raleek Brown, USC

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