WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington tailback Bishop Sankey has been named first-team All-Pac-12 while four other Huskies earned second-team honors, the Pac-12 office announced Monday.
Sankey, a junior from Spokane, Wash., has set a new UW single-season rushing record with 1,775 yards this season, the highest total in the Pac-12 and the second-most in the nation. He's also Washington's career rushing touchdowns leader with 35, including 18 this season. He is one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha, cornerback Marcus Peters and punter Travis Coons were named to the second team. Eight other Huskies earned honorable mention: OG Dexter Charles, Coons (as a kicker), C Mike Criste, T Micah Hatchie, DB Sean Parker, QB Keith Price, DT Danny Shelton and LB Shaq Thompson.
Seferian-Jenkins, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., is one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award. He has 33 receptions for 413 yards and leads the UW with seven receiving touchdowns. He holds the UW school records for season and career receptions, season and career yards and career touchdowns by a tight end.
Kikaha, a junior from Laie, Hawai'i, leads the UW with 10 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He has notched 61 total tackles after having returned from a season-long injury last year.
Peters, a sophomore from Oakland, Calif., leads Washington with five interceptions on the season. He's also recorded 53 tackles, nine pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries.
Coons, who handles all kicks and punts for Washington, was honored as a punter on the second-team and as a kicker on the honorable mention list. The senior from Alta Loma, Calif., punted 56 times for a 40.7-yard average while also connecting of 14 out of 15 field-goal attempts.
The Huskies (8-4 overall, 5-4 Pac-12) wrapped up their regular season with a 27-17 win over Washington State last Saturday in the Apple Cup.