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Reilly, Hackett make All-Pac-12 first team; Palepoi makes second team

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Reilly, Hackett make All-Pac-12 first team; Palepoi makes second team

By Josh Furlong | Posted - Dec. 2, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.



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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.

All-Pac-12 Awards
First Team OffenseSecond Team Offense
Pos.PlayerSchoolPos.PlayerSchool
QBMarcus Mariota, So.OregonQBTaylor Kelly, Jr.Arizona State
RBKa'Deem Carey, Jr.ArizonaRBTyler Gaffney, Sr.Stanford
RBBishop Sankey, Jr.WashingtonRBMarion Grice, Sr.Arizona State
WRBrandin Cooks, Jr.Oregon StateWRTy Montgomery, Jr.Stanford
WRPaul Richardson, Jr.ColoradoWRJaelen Strong, So.Arizona State
TEChris Coyle, Grad.Arizona StateTEAustin Seferian-Jenkins, Jr.Washington
OLEvan Finkenberg, Grad.Arizona StateOLJamil Douglas, Jr.Arizona State
OLHroniss Grasu, Jr.OregonOLCameron Felming, Sr.Stanford
OLMarcus Martin, Jr.USCOLAndrus Peat, Sr.Stanford
OLXavier Su'a-Filo, Jr.UCLAOLIsaac Seumalo, So.Oregon State
OLDavid Yankey, Sr.StanfordOLKhalil Wilkes, Sr.Stanford
First Team DefenseSecond Team Defense
DLBen Gardner, Sr.StanfordDLScott Crichton, Jr.Oregon State
**DL****Trevor Reilly, Sr.****Utah**DLTaylor Hart, Sr.Oregon
DLWill Sutton, Sr.Arizona StateDLDevon Kennard, Sr.USC
DLLeonard Williams, So.USCDLHau'oli Kikaha, Jr.Washington
LBAnthony Barr, Sr.UCLA**DL****Tenny Palepoi, Sr.****Utah**
LBTrent Murphy, Sr.StanfordLBCarl Brandford, Jr.Arizona State
LBShayne Skov, Sr.StanfordLBMyles Jack, Fr.UCLA
DBDeone Bucannon, Sr.Washington StateLBHayes Pullard, Jr.USC
DBAlden Darby, Sr.Arizona StateLBChris Young, Sr.Arizona State
DBIfo Ekpre-Olomu, Jr.OregonDBDion Bailey, Jr.USC
DBRobert Nelson, Sr.Arizona StateDBOsahon Irabor, GradArizona State
DBEd Reynolds, Sr.StanfordDBMarcus Peters, So.Washington
DBRashaad Reynolds, Sr.Oregon State
First Team SpecialistsSecond Team Specialists
PKZane Gonzalez, Fr.Arizona StatePKVincenzo D'Amato, Sr.California
**P****Tom Hackett, So.****Utah**PTravis Coons, Sr.Washington
RSTy Montgomery, Jr.StanfordRSNelson Agholor, So.USC
STSoma Vainuku, So.USCSTErick Dargan, Jr.Oregon
STJoe Hemschoot, Sr.Stanford
STRyan Hoffmeister, Jr.UCLA

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