Trufant Named To All-Pac-12 First Team
Nov. 26, 2012
Desmond Trufant was named to the first team and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins made the second team as the Pac-12 announced its all-conference teams this year.
In addition to Trufant and Seferian-Jenkins, 10 Huskies earned honorable mention: linebacker Travis Feeney, safety Justin Glenn, defensive end Andrew Hudson, safety Sean Parker, tailback Bishop Sankey, center Drew Schaefer, defensive tackle Danny Shelton, safety Shaq Thompson, linebacker John Timu and wide receiver Kasen Williams.
The All-Pac-12 team is voted on by the conference coaches.
Trufant, a senior from Tacoma, Wash., capped his outstanding career by making the first team. A four-year starter at cornerback, he was a key factor in the Huskies' marked improvement in pass defense that current has them ranked 17th in the nation. Trufant, who was credited with 34 tackles in 2012, has started 46 games in his UW career.
Seferian-Jenkins, a sophomore from Fox Island, Wash., is one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end. He currently shares the national lead for receptions by a tight end with 63, a UW single-season record, and has also broken the school records for career receptions, yards and touchdowns by a tight end. This season, he has 789 receiving yards and six TDs.
USC receiver Marqise Lee was named the conference's offensive player of the year while Arizona State's Will Sutton earned the defensive honor. Oregon's Marcus Mariota and USC's Leonard Williams were the freshman offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, while Stanford's David Shaw earned the coach of the year.
For the complete All-Pac-12 football team selections, click the link at the top of this page.