Pac 12 Awards Announced
The Pac 12 has announced their conference awards for this season. And no surprise, but USC quarterback Caleb Williams was named offensive player of the year. Williams is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. USC’s Tuli Tuipulotu was named Pac 12 defensive player of the year. Tuipulotu had 12.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles this year for the Trojans. Oregon State running back, Damien Martinez, was named freshman offensive player of the year. Martinez ran for 970 yards and 9 touchdowns this season for the Beavers. Lander Barton of Utah was the freshman defensive player of the year. The Utah linebacker, had 42 total tackles and 3.5 sacks this year. The co-coaches of the year was Washington’s Kalin DeBoer and Oregon State’s Jonathan Smith. DeBoer led the Huskies to a 10-2 season in his first year in Seattle while Smith had a career high 9 wins as coach down in Corvallis.