Polk Leads List Of UW's All-Pac-12 Honorees
Nov. 28, 2011
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Tailback Chris Polk led a list of nine Washington football players honored today as the Pac-12 Conference announced it's all-conference football teams.
Polk, a junior from Redlands, Calif., was named to the first team, one of two running backs to earn a spot. Senior offensive tackle Senio Kelemete and senior linebacker Cort Dennison both earned second-team honors.
Additionally, six Huskies earned honorable mention: senior WR Devin Aguilar, senior WR Jermaine Kearse, sophomore QB Keith Price, freshman TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, senior DT Alameda Ta'amu and junior CB Desmond Trufant.
Polk, the No. 2 career rusher in Washington history, posted his third straight 1,000-yard season in 2011, finishing the regular season with 1,341 yards and 11 touchdowns on 263 carries. He posted nine 100-yard games and also caught 29 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns. He heads into UW's bowl game just 205 yards behind Napoleon Kaufman on the UW career rushing list with 3,902 career rushing yards.
Kelemete, a three-year starter at tackle and two-time team captain from Seattle, anchored a young Husky offensive line that helped Polk post another impressive season while Price posted a school record for touchdown passes and is on pace to break the season records for efficiency and completion percentage.
Dennison, a captain from Salt Lake City, Utah, is the Pac-12's leading tackler. His 113 total tackles are 10 more than any player in the conference. He's also contributed nine tackles for a loss in 2011.
The Huskies await this coming Sunday, when the country's bowl picture becomes more clear. The team will hold practices this Saturday and Sunday mornings.
For the complete All-Pac-12 football teams (in PDF format), click here.