May 18, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington seniors C.J. Wallace and Sean Douglas have been named to The Sporting News' Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team, while senior linebacker Scott White earned second-team mention. Redshirt freshman tailback J.R. Hasty earned the magazine's Preseason Pac-10 Offensive Newcomer of the Year honor. The rankings will appear in The Sporting News' 2006 National College Football Yearbook, which goes on sale in June.
Both Wallace and Douglas earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention last fall. Wallace, a senior safety from Sacramento, Calif., ranked 11th in the Pac-10 with 7.8 tackles per game, including a career-best 17 tackles vs. Notre Dame. The recipient of the team's Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award following the 2005 season, Wallace is expected to make a full return in the fall after missing all of the Huskies' spring practices following surgery on his shoulder. He is ranked 14th in the nation among strong safeties in The Sporting News' positional rankings, and ranks second among returning Pac-10 safeties in tackles per game.
Douglas, meanwhile, earned a No. 10 national ranking in The Sporting News' positional rankings. The senior from Bellevue, Neb., is the Pac-10's top returning punter with a career average of 42.6 yards per punt, currently the best-ever in UW history. Douglas ranked 22nd in NCAA Division-I in 2005 with a 42.65-yard average, equaling his own 2004 season for the second-highest single-season average ever by a UW punter.
Earning second-team honors from The Sporting News was White, a senior linebacker from Lemon Grove, Calif. With 20 career starts and 33 career games played, White enters the 2006 season as the Huskies' most experienced defender, and is among the conference's sixth-ranked returning tackler at 7.2 tackles per game. White also ranked among the Huskies' leaders in tackles-for-loss (7.5) and sacks (3), including an eight-tackle, two-sack performance vs. California.
Rounding out the list of preseason all-conference honorees is redshirt freshman tailback J.R. Hasty, who garnered the magazine's Preseason Offensive Newcomer of the Year honor. The graduate of Bellevue (Wash.) High School enters his second fall at Washington looking to break into the Huskies' rotation at tailback, which includes a pair of experienced returnees in senior Kenny James and junior Louis Rankin. Hasty, who totaled nearly 6,000 yards and scored 92 touchdowns during an All-American prep career, was named the team's Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout of the Year during a redshirt season in 2005.
2006 SPORTING NEWS ALL-PAC-10 PRESEASON TEAMS
Pos. Name, school Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC 6-5 210 Jr.
WR Jason Hill, Washington State 6-1 208 Sr.
TE Zach Miller, Arizona State 6-5 258 Jr.
T Sam Baker, USC 6-5 305 Jr.
T Andrew Carnahan, Arizona State 6-8 300 Sr.
G Roy Schuening, Oregon State 6-4 315 Jr.
G Shannon Tevaga, UCLA 6-3 310 Jr.
C Ryan Kalil, USC 6-3 285 Sr.
QB Trent Edwards, Stanford 6-4 220 Sr.
RB Marshawn Lynch, California 5-11 223 Jr.
RB Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State 5-9 202 Jr.
E Mkristo Bruce, Washington State 6-6 250 Sr.
E Lawrence Jackson, USC 6-5 265 Jr.
T Brandon Mebane, California 6-3 306 Sr.
T Sedrick Ellis, USC 6-1 285 Jr.
LB Desmond Bishop, California 6-2 243 Sr.
LB Scott Davis, Washington State 5-11 228 Sr.
LB Keith Rivers, USC 6-3 220 Jr.
CB Daymeion Hughes, California 6-2 188 Sr.
CB Antoine Cason, Arizona 6-0 182 Jr.
S Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon State 6-3 226 Sr.
S C.J. Wallace, Washington 6-0 205 Sr.
K Alexis Serna, Oregon State 5-8 162 Jr.
P Sean Douglas, Washington 6-1 215 Sr.
KR Terry Richardson, Arizona State 6-1 187 Sr.
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Offense: Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
Defense: Brandon Mebane, T, California
Pos. Name, school Ht. Wt. Cl.
WR Steve Smith, USC 6-0 195 Sr.
WR DeSean Jackson, California 6-0 160 So.
TE Joe Newton, Oregon State 6-7 252 Sr.
T Peter Graniello, Arizona 6-6 285 Jr.
T Max Unger, Oregon 6-5 296 So.
G Alex Fletcher, Stanford 6-4 295 Jr.
G Jeremy Perry, Oregon State 6-2 313 So.
C Enoka Lucas, Oregon 6-4 299 Sr.
QB Alex Brink, Washington State 6-3 202 Jr.
RB Chris Markey, UCLA 5-11 203 Jr.
RB Keegan Herring, Arizona State 5-10 190 So.
E Nu'u Tafisi, California 6-2 260 Sr.
E Matt Toeaina, Oregon 6-3 301 Sr.
T Louis Holmes, Arizona 6-6 270 Jr.
T Kevin Brown, UCLA 6-2 297 Jr.
LB Anthony Felder, California 6-3 229 So.
LB Michael Okwo, Stanford 6-0 220 Sr.
LB Scott White, Washington 6-1 230 Sr.
CB Tim Mixon, California 5-10 187 Sr.
CB Trey Brown, UCLA 5-10 189 Jr.
S Josh Pinkard, USC 6-1 200 Jr.
S Husain Abdullah, Washington State 6-0 189 Jr.
K Paul Martinez, Oregon 6-2 210 Sr.
P Jay Ottovegio, Stanford 6-0 195 Sr.
KR Tim Mixon, California 5-10 187 Sr.
NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR
Offense: J.R. Hasty, RB, Washington
Defense: Louis Holmes, T, Arizona