The USC Trojans had five members on the All-Pac-10 First-Team that was released on Monday with junior Damian Williams making the first-team as a wide receiver and punt returner.
Williams is one of the top wide receivers in the entire country and has displayed his combination of speed and smarts all season as the Trojans’ most consistent offensive performer. In 11 games, the 6-1, 195-pound playmaker recorded a team-high 58 receptions for 821 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Williams was also a threat as a punt returner where he averaged 15.4 yards a return and added two touchdowns.
Offensive linemen Jeff Byers and Charles Brown both made the first-team and senior safety Taylor Mays was the Trojans only defensive player to receive first-team honors.
Byers and Brown provided stability and leadership along the offensive line for USC in 2009. Byers, who was voted a team captain by his teammates, contributed at both center and guard as a sixth-year senior.
Mays is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in college football and had a team-high 91 tackles this season.
In total, 17 Trojans made All-Pac-10 teams with Everson Griffen, Kevin Thomas, Josh Pinkard and Garrett Green making the second-team.
Nine Trojans made the honorable mention list: Allen Bradford, Jurrell Casey, Chris Galippo, Will Harris, Butch Lewis, Anthony McCoy, Joe McKnight, Tyron Smith and Christian Tupou.
Offensive Player of the Year: Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Offensive Freshman of the Year: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Vontaze Burfict, MLB, Arizona State
Coach of the Year: Chip Kelly, Oregon
First Team Offense
QB Sean Canfield, Sr., Oregon State
RB Toby Gerhart, Sr., Stanford
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, So., Oregon State
WR James Rodgers, Jr., Oregon State
WR Damian Williams, Jr., USC
TE Ed Dickson, Sr., Oregon
OL Chris Marinelli, Sr., Stanford
OL Mike Tepper, Sr., California
OL Jeff Byers, Sr., USC
OL Charles Brown, Sr., USC
OL Gregg Peat, Sr., Oregon State
First Team Defense
DL Brian Price, Jr., UCLA
DL Stephen Paea, Jr., Oregon State
DL Tyson Alualu, Sr., California
DL Dexter Davis, Sr., Arizona State
LB Keaton Kristick, Sr., Oregon State
LB Mike Mohamed, Jr., California
LB Reggie Carter, Sr., UCLA
DB Rahim Moore, So., UCLA
DB Syd’Quan Thompson, Sr., California
DB Taylor Mays, Sr., USC
DB Alterraun Verner, Sr., UCLA
First Team Specialists
PK Kai Forbath, Jr., UCLA
P Bryan Anger, So., California
KOR Chris Owusu, So., Stanford
PR Damian Williams, Jr., USC
ST Suaesi Tuimaunei, Jr., Oregon State
Second Team Offense
QB Jeremiah Masoli, Jr., Oregon
RB Jahvid Best, Jr., California
RB LaMichael James, Fr., Oregon
WR Chris McGaha, Sr., Arizona State
WR Jermaine Kearse, So., Washington
TE Jim Dray, Sr., Stanford
OL Colin Baxter, Jr., Arizona
OL Chase Beeler, Jr., Stanford
OL Kenny Alfred, Sr., Washington State
OL Adam Grant, Gr., Arizona
OL Shawn Lauvao, Sr., Arizona State
Second Team Defense
DL Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, Sr., Washington
DL Everson Griffen, Jr., USC
DL Will Tukuafu, Sr., Oregon
DL Earl Mitchell, Sr., Arizona
LB Donald Butler, Sr., Washington
LB Xavier Kelley, Gr., Arizona
LB Casey Matthews, Jr., Oregon
DB Cam Nelson, Sr., Arizona
DB Josh Pinkard, Sr., USC
DB Trevin Wade, So., Arizona
DB Kevin Thomas, Sr., USC
Second Team Specialists
PK Justin Kahut, Jr., Oregon State
P Jeff Locke, Fr., UCLA
KOR Terrence Austin, Sr, UCLA
PR Kyle Williams, Sr., Arizona State
ST Garrett Green, Sr., USC
Honorable Mention: TB Allen Bradford, DT Jurrell Casey, MLB Chris Galippo, SS Will Harris, OG Butch Lewis, TE Anthony McCoy, TB Joe McKnight, OT Tyron Smith, NT Christian Tupou.
USC offensive lineman Charles Browm made the All-Pac-10 First Team.
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