Dec. 2, 2002
Walnut Creek, CA - Washington sophomore wide receiver Reggie Williams, junior quarterback Cody Pickett, senior defensive end Kai Ellis and sophomore cornerback Derek Johnson were honored as all-conference selections by the Pac-10 Conference today. The all-Pac-10 team is selected by the league's head coaches.
Williams was Washington's lone player selected for first-team honors. Pickett, Ellis and Johnson were second-team selections. The Huskies also had seven players earn honorable mention distinction. That group included senior wide receiver Paul Arnold; junior safety Greg Carothers; junior inside linebacker Marquis Cooper' senior inside linebacker Ben Mahdavi; sophomore offensive tackle Nick Newton; senior tight end Kevin Ware and senior linebacker Jafar Williams.
Williams led Washington in 2002 with 89 receptions for 1390 yards. Both marks were Husky single-season records. Williams ranked fifth in the nation in receiving yards per game (115.8) and is eighth in receptions per game (7.42). During his first two seasons as a Husky he has already set UW career records for receptions (144) and receiving yards (2,363).
Pickett became the first quarterback in Pac-10 history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. The Husky quarterback set numerous school and Pac-10 passing markings, including passing yards in a season (4,186), pass attempts (558) and pass completions (340). Just a junior, Pickett is already UW's career passing leader with 6,611 yards.
Johnson is tied for the Pac-10 lead in interceptions with five this year. He was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week in back-to-back games with Oregon State and Oregon. Ellis received the honor the following week for his play against Washington State. He led Washington in 2002 with seven sacks.
Quarterback Jason Gesser of Washington State, quarterback Carson Palmer of USC and defensive end Terrell Suggs of Arizona State were named Pac-10 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. In addition, wide receiver Mike Williams of USC was named Freshman of the Year and Jeff Tedford of California was named Coach of theYear.
2002 ALL-PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
First Team Offense
QB Jason Gesser, Sr., Washington State
QB Carson Palmer, Sr., USC
RB Onterrio Smith, Jr., Oregon
RB Steven Jackson, So., Oregon State
WR Shaun McDonald, Jr.., Arizona State
WR Bobby Wade, Sr., Arizona
WR Reggie Williams, So., Washington
TE Mike Seidman, Sr., UCLA
OL Kwame Harris, Jr., Stanford
OL Mike Saffer, Sr., UCLA
OL Derrick Roche, Sr., Washington State
OL Jacob Rogers, Jr., USC
OL Calvin Armstrong, So., Washington State
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Terrell Suggs, Jr., Arizona State
DL Eric Manning, Sr., Oregon State
DL Tully Banta-Cain, Sr., California
DL Rien Long, Jr., Washington State
LB Richard Seigler, Jr., Oregon State
LB Nick Barnett, Sr., Oregon State
LB Lance Briggs, Sr., Arizona
LB Matt Grootegoed, So., USC
DB Troy Polamalu, Sr., USC
DB Marcus Trufant, Sr., Washington State
DB Ricky Manning, Sr., UCLA
DB Dennis Weathersby, Sr., Oregon State
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Jared Siegel, So., Oregon
P Nate Fikse, Sr., UCLA
KOR LaShaun Ward, Sr., California
PR Keenan Howry, Sr., Oregon
ST Ray Wells, Sr., Arizona
ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)
Second Team Offense
QB Cody Pickett, Jr., Washington
QB Kyle Boller, Sr., California
RB Justin Fargas, Sr., USC
RB Tyler Ebell, Fr., UCLA
WR Mike Williams, Fr., USC
WR Keary Colbert, Jr., USC
TE George Wrighster, Jr., Oregon
OL Dan Weaver, Jr., Oregon
OL Makoa Freitas, Sr., Arizona
OL Zach Wilson, Sr., USC
OL Eyoseph Efseaff, So., UCLA
OL Bryce Bohlander, Sr., UCLA
OL Scott Tercero, Sr., California
Second Team Defense
DL Kenechi Udeze, So., USC
DL Kai Ellis, Sr., Washington
DL Dave Ball, Jr., UCLA
DL Mike Patterson, So., USC
LB Kevin Mitchell, Jr., Oregon
LB David Moretti, Sr., Oregon
LB Marcus Reese, Sr., UCLA
DB Keith Lewis, Jr., Oregon
DB Jemeel Powell, Sr., California
DB Terrell Roberts, Sr., Oregon State
DB DeShaun Hill, Sr., USC
DB Derrick Johnson, So., Washington
Second Team Specialists
PK John Anderson, Sr., Washington
P Tim Parker, Jr., Arizona State
KOR Allan Amundson, Sr., Oregon
PR Bobby Wade, Sr., Arizona
ST Mike McGrath, So., California
ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)
Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Jason Gesser, QB, Sr., WSU and Carson Palmer, QB, Sr., USC
Defensive Player of the Year: Terrell Suggs, DE, Jr., Arizona State
Freshman of the Year: Mike Williams, WR, USC
Coach of the Year: Jeff Tedford, California
ARIZONA: CB Darrell Brooks, Fr.; TE James Hugo, Sr.; QB Jason Johnson, Sr.; DT Young Thompson, Sr.; FS Jarvie Worcester, Sr.
ARIZONA STATE: OG Drew Hodgdon, So.; CB R.J. Oliver, So.; TE Mike Pinkard, Sr.; FS Jason Shivers, So.; S Ricardo Stewart, So.; DE Jimmy Verson, So.; LB Mason Unck, Sr.
CALIFORNIA: DT Lorenzo Alexander, So.; DE Tom Canada, Sr.; PK Mark Jensen, Sr.; OLB Matt Nixon, Sr.; OT Mark Wilson, Jr.
OREGON: OG Joey Forster, Jr.; WR Keenan Howry, Sr.; DT Haloti Ngata, Fr.; DT Igor Olshansky, So.; WR Samie Parker, Jr.; OG Nick Steitz, So.
OREGON STATE: DT Dwan Edwards, Jr.; OT Mike Kuykendall, Sr.; FL James Newson, Jr.; DE Bill Swancutt, So.; PK Kirk Yliniemi, Jr.
STANFORD: FS Colin Branch, Sr.; DT Matt Leonard Sr.; FB Casey Moore, Sr.; OG Greg Schindler, Sr.
UCLA: SE Craig Bragg, So.; OLB Brandon Chillar, Jr.; DT Steve Morgan, Sr.; FL Tab Perry, Jr.; OG Steven Viera, So.
USC: DT Shaun Cody, So.; SE Kareem Kelly, Sr.; RB Malaefou MacKenzie, Sr.; P Tom Malone, Fr.; MLB Mike Pollard, Sr.; CB Darrell Rideaux, Sr.; OG Zach Wilson, Sr.
WASHINGTON STATE: P Kyle Basler, Fr.; FS Erik Coleman, Jr.; DE Isaac Brown, Jr.; FL Devard Darling, So.; CB Jason David, Jr.; PK Drew Dunning, Jr.; RB Jermaine Green, Jr.; C Tyler Hunt, Sr.; WR Jerome Riley, Sr.; DE Fred Shavies, Sr.; DT Jeremey