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First-Teamer Foster Leads UW On All-Pac-10 Team
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Dec. 7, 2010

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington senior Mason Foster was named the All-Pac-10 first team while Huskies Chris Polk, Jermaine Kearse and Nate Williams were all named to the second team, the conference office announced today.

Earning honorable mention for the UW were linebacker Victor Aiyewa, quarterback Jake Locker and defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu.

Foster, a senior outside linebacker from Seaside, Calif., led the conference with 151 tackles. He also led the league in 2008. Foster also finished the regular season second in the nation in both total tackles and solo tackles.

Polk, a sophomore tailback from Redlands, Wash., made the second team after finishing the regular season with 1,238 rushing yards, second-most in the Pac-10. He's just the third Husky ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards in two different seasons.

Kearse, a junior wide receiver from Lakewood, Wash., finished the regular season with 1,001 receiving yards on 62 catches. His receptions total was sixth in UW history and his yardage ranks No. 7. He currently ranks third in the Pac-10 in both categories.

Aiyewa, a senior from Fresno, Texas, is the Pac-10's leader in tackles for loss with 1.5 per game. Locker, a senior from Ferndale, Wash., passed for 2,209 yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 302 yards and five scores. Ta'amu, a junior from Kent, Wash., started all 12 games at defensive tackle, totaling 37 tackles for the year.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year while Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea was named the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year. Oregon's Chip Kelly picked up Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.

Next up for Washington is the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Dec. 30 in San Diego, where the Huskies take on Nebraska.

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