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CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

Posted on: July 1, 2011 1:07 pm
Edited on: July 5, 2011 10:40 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

The Pac-10 is officially no more as of today, and after 33 years, the "Conference of Champions" has given us plenty of college football moments from some of the best players to ever play the game.

To commemorate the best that have worn the Pac-10 logo since Arizona and Arizona State were added in 1978, the record books were opened and the highlight tapes were watched in order to discover just who was the creme of the crop on the West Coast.

It's no surprise to see a healthy Southern California presence on the all-time team; after all, the Trojans won more conference titles than anybody else and have churned out elite players even during downturns. The list itself is actually pretty heavy on teams that will soon form the Pac-12 South, but when you consider that 51 percent of the conference's 132 All-Americans came from one of the two Los Angeles schools, you can see why.

As with most lists, there's plenty to debate, so feel free to voice your opinions in the comments.

With out further ado, the CBSSports.com All-time All-Pac-10 teams:

Pos Player, School Comment
QB Matt Leinart, USC 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, two national titles, Pac-10's career leader in TD passes, lowest percentage of passes intercepted in Pac-10 history, Pac-10 record for touchdowns in a season
RB Marcus Allen, USC 1981 Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer, Pac-10 record for rushes and yards in a season
RB Charles White, USC 1979 Heisman Trophy Winner, College Football Hall of Famer, Pac-10's all-time leading rusher
WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC Pac-10 record for career touchdowns, Two time consensus All-American
WR Troy Walters, Stanford Pac-10 record for career receiving yards, 1999 Biletnikoff Award winner, Stanford and Pac-10 career record for most yards gained
TE Tony Gonzalez, Cal All-Pac-10, All-Ameican
OL Brad Budde, USC College Football Hall of Famer, 1979 Lombardi Award Winner, three-time All-American
OL Tony Boselli, USC Three-time first team All-American, 1994 Morris Trophy
OL Randall McDaniel, Arizona State College Football Hall of Famer, member of 1987 Rose Bowl team, All-American, four-year starter
OL Alex Mack, Cal Two-time Morris Trophy winner, three-time All-Pac-10, 2008 Draddy Trophy winner
OL Jonathan Ogden, UCLA 1995 Outland Trophy winner, All-American, two-time All-Pac-10
DL Tedy Bruschi, Arizona 1995 Morris Trophy winner, Pac-10 career leader in sacks (52), two-time All-American
DL Steve Emtman, Washington 1991 Outland and Lombardi Award winner, All-American, College Football Hall of Famer
DL Terrell Suggs, Arizona State 2002 Ted Hendricks, Lombardi and Nagurski Trophy winner, Pac-10 record for tackles for a loss in a season, NCAA record for sacks in a season
DL Ron Waldrop, Arizona 1993 Outland and Nagurski Award winner, two-time All-American, College Football Hall of Famer
LB Chris Claiborne, USC 1998 Butkus Award winner, All-American, two-time All-Pac-10
LB Ricky Hunley, Arizona College football Hall of Famer, two-time All-American, 31 games with more than 10 tackles
LB Vernon Maxwell, Arizona State Three-time All-American, three-time All-Pac-10, school record for most fumbles in a season
DB Chuck Cecil, Arizona College Football Hall of Famer, 1987 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, All-American, Tied conference record with four interceptions in one game
DB Kenny Easley, UCLA Four-time All-Pac-10, three-time All-American, College Football Hall of Famer
DB Ronnie Lott, USC College Football Hall of Famer, All-American, two-time All-Pac-10
DB Mike Richardson, Arizona State Two-time All-American, four-year starter
RET DeSean Jackson, Cal Pac-10 record for punt returns for touchdowns in a season (4) and career (6)
RET Maurice Jones-Drew, UCLA Holds NCAA record for highest average per punt return, school record for all-purpose yardage, All-American
K John Lee, UCLA Pac-10 record for most points by kicking, Pac-10's career FG percentage leader (85%) and an NCAA record for the most games in which a FG provided the winning margin (10)
P Nick Harris, Cal Consensus All-American, Conference and NCAA record for career punts and yardage

Second team

QB: John Elway, Stanford
RB: Ken Simonton, Oregon State; Toby Gerhart, Stanford
WR: Mike Hass, Oregon State; Keyshawn Johnson, USC
TE: Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
OL: Ryan Kalil, USC; Bruce Matthews, USC; Lincoln Kennedy, Washington; Gary Zimmerman, Oregon; Kris Farris, UCLA
DL: Rien Long, Washington State; Haloti Ngata, Oregon; Sedrick Ellis, USC; Ron Holmes, Washington
LB: Ron Rivera, Cal; Junior Seau, USC; Pat Tillman, Arizona State
DB: Mark Carrier, USC; Antoine Caison, Arizona; Darryl Lewis, Arizona; Troy Polamalu, USC
RET: Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State; Chris Owusu, Stanford
K: Jason Hansen, Washington State
P: Josh Bidwell, Oregon










Comments

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 12:22 am
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

If O.J. Simpson were that great, why did he need to get into that white Bronco?  Laughing



Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: July 3, 2011 6:52 am
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

1) O.J. Simpson is the all-time greatest PAC back to EVER play-no contest. Marcus Allen is next.

2) Reggie Bush should be on any post-80's list.

3) Elway and Aikman were better known for their pro careers.

4) Munoz is like the PAC's answer to Jim Parker right? Or John Hannah?    Again, we have the unstated timeline.    &n
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Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: July 2, 2011 11:51 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

Reggie Bush does not exist anymore. He can't be on the list. stripped of every thing right.



Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: July 2, 2011 7:35 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

Aikman never even made all Pac Ten. He never beat USC!




Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 2, 2011 7:53 am
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

This list could have been easily dominated by USC,but what about Anthony Munoz?! He was one of the best OL if not the best in USC history!Surprised



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:37 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

i'm confused - wasn't rey malaluga like really good @ USC??



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:37 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

Where is Reggie Bush on this list?




Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:35 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

ok - where is carson palmer @ USC -  only won the heisman....doesn't that get you at least 2nd team???



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:33 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

where is anthony munoz at usc???? he only went on to be best lft tackle in the history of football and NFL HOF!!



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:33 pm
 

CBSSports.com All-Time Pac-10 Team

interesting to see reggie bush not mentioned on first or second team, when i've read other posts that mention him among the best of collegiate players ever


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