SALT LAKE CITY — Senior defensive tackle Trevor Reilly and sophomore punter Tom Hackett were named to the All-Pac-12 Conference first team Monday. Senior defensive lineman Tenny Palepoi was named to the second team.
With the loss of Star Lotulelei to the NFL last season, Reilly stepped it up and was the biggest playmaker for the Utes. Reilly led Utah's defense with 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries, and was in the top five in the Pac-12 in all those categories.
Reilly made it difficult for opposing offenses and was a major factor in Utah leading the nation in sacks. Reilly caught an interception late in the game Saturday to secure Utah's win over the Colorado Buffalo.
Hackett was a bright spot on special teams for the Utes, averaging 43.4 yards a punt, which put him as the conference leader. Hackett placed 11 punts inside the 10-yard line and 27 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also set a school record for the most punt yards in a season with 3,300.
Palepoi, too, was a force on defense, keeping teams from running the ball effectively up the middle. Palepoi had 53 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks this season.
Earning honorable mentions were junior receiver Dres Anderson, senior center Vyncent Jones, senior cornerback Keith McGill, freshman kicker Andy Phillips and sophomore linebacker Jason Whittingham.
The Pac-12 named Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey as offensive player of the year, Arizona State linebacker Will Sutton as defensive player of the year and Arizona State head coach Todd Graham as coach of the year.
|First Team Offense||Second Team Offense|
|QB||Marcus Mariota, So.||Oregon||QB||Taylor Kelly, Jr.||Arizona State|
|RB||Ka'Deem Carey, Jr.||Arizona||RB||Tyler Gaffney, Sr.||Stanford|
|RB||Bishop Sankey, Jr.||Washington||RB||Marion Grice, Sr.||Arizona State|
|WR||Brandin Cooks, Jr.||Oregon State||WR||Ty Montgomery, Jr.||Stanford|
|WR||Paul Richardson, Jr.||Colorado||WR||Jaelen Strong, So.||Arizona State|
|TE||Chris Coyle, Grad.||Arizona State||TE||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jr.||Washington|
|OL||Evan Finkenberg, Grad.||Arizona State||OL||Jamil Douglas, Jr.||Arizona State|
|OL||Hroniss Grasu, Jr.||Oregon||OL||Cameron Felming, Sr.||Stanford|
|OL||Marcus Martin, Jr.||USC||OL||Andrus Peat, Sr.||Stanford|
|OL||Xavier Su'a-Filo, Jr.||UCLA||OL||Isaac Seumalo, So.||Oregon State|
|OL||David Yankey, Sr.||Stanford||OL||Khalil Wilkes, Sr.||Stanford|
|First Team Defense||Second Team Defense|
|DL||Ben Gardner, Sr.||Stanford||DL||Scott Crichton, Jr.||Oregon State|
|**DL**||**Trevor Reilly, Sr.**||**Utah**||DL||Taylor Hart, Sr.||Oregon|
|DL||Will Sutton, Sr.||Arizona State||DL||Devon Kennard, Sr.||USC|
|DL||Leonard Williams, So.||USC||DL||Hau'oli Kikaha, Jr.||Washington|
|LB||Anthony Barr, Sr.||UCLA||**DL**||**Tenny Palepoi, Sr.**||**Utah**|
|LB||Trent Murphy, Sr.||Stanford||LB||Carl Brandford, Jr.||Arizona State|
|LB||Shayne Skov, Sr.||Stanford||LB||Myles Jack, Fr.||UCLA|
|DB||Deone Bucannon, Sr.||Washington State||LB||Hayes Pullard, Jr.||USC|
|DB||Alden Darby, Sr.||Arizona State||LB||Chris Young, Sr.||Arizona State|
|DB||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Jr.||Oregon||DB||Dion Bailey, Jr.||USC|
|DB||Robert Nelson, Sr.||Arizona State||DB||Osahon Irabor, Grad||Arizona State|
|DB||Ed Reynolds, Sr.||Stanford||DB||Marcus Peters, So.||Washington|
|DB||Rashaad Reynolds, Sr.||Oregon State|
|First Team Specialists||Second Team Specialists|
|PK||Zane Gonzalez, Fr.||Arizona State||PK||Vincenzo D'Amato, Sr.||California|
|**P**||**Tom Hackett, So.**||**Utah**||P||Travis Coons, Sr.||Washington|
|RS||Ty Montgomery, Jr.||Stanford||RS||Nelson Agholor, So.||USC|
|ST||Soma Vainuku, So.||USC||ST||Erick Dargan, Jr.||Oregon|
|ST||Joe Hemschoot, Sr.||Stanford|
|ST||Ryan Hoffmeister, Jr.||UCLA|