It was a Utah football's best season in the Pac-12, and the Utes were led by some serious play makers in all three phases of the game. The Pac-12 recognized a record five Utes this season on All-conference teams. Utah was tied with Oregon and USC with the most 1st team players.
Defensively, Utah was led by some serious studs, namely on the defensive line. Nate Orchard anchored that d-line, and was named to the 1st team All-Pac-12 Defensive Team. Brian Blechen, Hunter Dimick, Lowell Lotulelei, Jared Norris and Eric Rowe were all named honorable mentions.
Special teams were very special in 2014. Lead by Aussie punter Tom Hackett, Andy Phillips and Kaelin Clay - all three of whom were named to 1st team All-Pac-12 Special Teams. Utah took three of four possible spots on 1st team all Special Teams.
Offensively Utah was, to put it kindly, inconsistent this year, but there was the one shining star in running back Devontae Booker, who was named 1st team All-Pac-12 on offense. Jeremiah Poutasi was named to the 2nd team all-conference team on the offensive line.
Here are the all-conference teams:
First Team Offense
QB, Marcus Mariota, Jr., Oregon (3)
RB, Javorius Allen, Jr., USC
RB, Devontae Booker, Jr., Utah RB
WR, Nelson Agholor, Jr., USC
WR, Jaelen Strong, Jr., Arizona State
TE, Pharaoh Brown, Jr., Oregon
OL, Jamil Douglas, Sr., Arizona State
OL, Jake Fisher, Sr., Oregon
OL, Hroniss Grasu, Sr., Oregon (3)
OL, Andrus Peat, Jr., Stanford
OL, Max Tuerk, Jr., USC
First Team Defense
DL, Henry Anderson, Sr., Stanford
DL, Nate Orchard, Sr., Utah
DL, Danny Shelton, Sr., Washington
DL, Leonard Williams, Jr., USC (2)
LB, Hau'oli Kikaha, Sr., Washington
LB, Shaq Thompson, Jr., Washington
LB, Scooby Wright III, So., Arizona
DB, Ishmael Adams, So., UCLA
DB, Su'a Cravens, So., USC
DB, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr., Oregon (3)
DB, Damarious Randall, Sr., Arizona State
DB, Jordan Richards, Sr., Stanford
First Team Specialists
PK, Andy Phillips, So., Utah
P, Tom Hackett, Jr., Utah (2)
RS, Kaelin Clay, Sr., Utah
AP/ST, Shaq Thompson, Jr., Washington
Second Team Offense
QB, Brett Hundley, Jr., UCLA
RB, D.J. Foster, Jr., Arizona State
RB, Royce Freeman, Fr., Oregon
WR, Vince Mayle, Sr., Washington State
WR, Nelson Spruce, Jr., Colorado
TE, Austin Hooper, So., Stanford
OL, Jake Brendel, Jr., UCLA
OL, Steven Gurrola, Sr., Arizona
OL, Nick Kelly, Jr., Arizona State
OL, Kyle Murphy, Jr., Stanford
OL, Jeremiah Poutasi, Jr., Utah
Second Team Defense
DL, DeForest Buckner, Jr., Oregon
DL, Kenny Clark, So., UCLA
DL, Owamagbe Odigihizuwa, Sr., UCLA
DL, Dylan Wynn, Sr., Oregon State
LB, Myles Jack, So., UCLA
LB, Eric Kendricks, Sr., UCLA
LB, A.J. Tarpley, Sr., Stanford
DB, Erick Dargan, Sr., Oregon
DB, Troy Hill, Sr., Oregon
DB, Anthony Jefferson, Sr., UCLA
DB, Fabian Moreau, Jr., UCLA
DB, Steven Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Second Team Specialists
PK, Zane Gonzalez, So., Arizona State
P, Drew Riggleman, Jr., Arizona
RS, Ty Montgomery, Sr., Stanford
AP/ST, Charles Nelson, Fr., Oregon
JuJu Smith, Fr., USC
AP/ST=All-Purpose/Special Teams Player (not a kicker or returner)
(2) Two-time first team selection
(3) Three-time first team selectionPAC-12 ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION
ARIZONA: WR Austin Hill, Sr.; WR Cayleb Jones, So.; DB Jonathan McKnight, Sr.; DL Dan Pettinato, Sr.; QB Anu Solomon, Fr.; DB Jared Tevis, Sr.; RB Nick Wilson, Fr.
ARIZONA STATE: LB DJ Calhoun, Fr.; DB Lloyd Carrington, Jr.; LB Salamo Fiso, So.; DL Marcus Hardison, Sr.; LB Laiu Moeakiola, So.; RB Demario Richard, Fr.; DB Jordan Simone, Jr.; OL Vi Teofilo, Jr.; OL Christian Westerman, Jr.
CALIFORNIA: TE Stephen Anderson, Jr.; LB Michael Barton, So.; OL Chris Borrayo, So.; DL Austin Clark, Sr.; QB Jared Goff, So.; RB Daniel Lasco, Jr.; AP/ST Bryce McGovern, Sr.
COLORADO: DB Greg Henderson, Sr.; QB Sefo Liufau, So.; OL Daniel Munyer, SR.; PK Will Oliver, Sr.; P Darragh O'Neill, Sr.; DL Josh Tupou, Jr.
OREGON: DL Arik Armstead, Jr.; WR Byron Marshall, Jr.; OL Hamani Stevens, Sr.; LB Joe Walker, Jr.
OREGON STATE: LB Michael Doctor, Sr.; QB Sean Mannion, Sr.; DB Ryan Murphy, Sr.; RB Terron Ward, Sr.
STANFORD: LB Kevin Anderson, Sr.; DB Alex Carter, Jr.; DB Zach Hoffpauir, Jr.; LB Blake Martinez, Jr.; WR Ty Montgomery, Sr.; David Parry, Sr.
UCLA: OL Caleb Benenoch, So.; TE Thomas Duarte, So.; AP/ST Ryan Hofmeister, Sr.; WR Jordan Payton, Jr.; RB Paul Perkins, So.; OL Alex Redmond, So.; OL Scott Quessenberry, So.; Eddie Vanderdoes, So.; Jaleel Wadood, Fr.
USC: DB Adoree' Jackson, Fr.; QB Cody Kessler, Jr.; OL Toa Lobendahn, Fr.; LB Hayes Pullard, Sr.; OL Viane Talamaivao, Fr.; LB J.R. Tavai, Sr.; TE Randall Telfer, Sr.
UTAH: DB Brian Blechen, Sr.; DL Hunter Dimick, So.; DL Lowell Lotulelei, Fr.; LB Jared Norris, Jr.; DB Eric Rowe, Sr.
WASHINGTON: Budda Baker, Fr.; OL Micah Hatchie, Sr.; DL Andrew Hudson, Sr.; RS John Ross, So.; OL Colin Tanigawa, Sr.; LB John Timu, Sr.; PK Cameron Van Winkle, So.
WASHINGTON STATE: LB Jeremiah Allison, Jr.; DB Daquawn Brown, So.; OL Joe Dahl, Jr.; QB Connor Halliday, Sr.
Courtesy of Pac-12.com