Three Cats are All-Pac-10

Wade earns first team honors

Three Wildcat football players were named to the All-Conference team as voted on by Pac-10 coaches. The Wildcats also earned a second team spot as well. In an unprecidented move, two quarterbacks shared Offensive Player of the Year honors and first team honors.

Bobby Wade, Lance Briggs and Ray Wells were all named to the first team. Wade was named as a first team receiver and a second team punt returner. It is his second time being named to the squad.

Briggs was named a first team linebacker for the third time in his career. Briggs and Ricky Manning were the only two three-time selections. Briggs played fullback as a freshman and has been honored every season he has started at linebacker.

Wells was named as a special teams performer. He led the Wildcats in special teams tackles despite playing only on punt coverage. It is is the first award for the junior college transfer.

Offensive lineman Makoa Freitas was named to the second team.

In an odd move Jason Gesser and Carson Palmer shared the Offensive Player of the Year award and were both named to the first team as quarterbacks. Cody Pickett and Kyle Boller shared second team quarterback honors.

ASU's Terrell Suggs was a unanimous selection and was easily the conference's Defensive Player of the Year.

The Wildcats also had five players receive honorable mentions. Darrell Brooks, James Hugo, Jason Johnson, Young Thompson and Jarvie Worcester were all honored.

WildcatAuthority.com Recommended Stories


  • Cedric Peterson is happy about his commitment to Arizona. Read on to see why that is, what he says about his future, and more.

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • Tyrell Johnson continues to get a better feel for the game in hopes of being able to contribute more. Read on for his thoughts on Washington State, possibly returning a kick for a score, and more.

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


Forums


1,127 Fans online
Join The Conversation

Tweets