2006 Pac-10 All Conference Team

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Tailback Marshawn Lynch of California has been named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and cornerback Daymeion Hughes of Cal has been named Pat Tillman Defensive Players of the Year.

Pete Carroll of USC has been named Coach of the Year and three defensive backs tied in voting for Freshman of the Year--Jairus Byrd of Oregon, Taylor Mays of USC and Alterraun Verner of UCLA. The award winners are selected by the Pac-10 head football coaches.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR MARSHAWN LYNCH, TB, CALIFORNIA: Lynch, a junior from Oakland, Calif., leads the Pac-10 in rushing and all-purpose yards and is co-leader with teammate DeSean Jackson in touchdowns scored. A unanimous All-Pac-10 selection, Lynch has rushed for 1,178 yards and nine touchdowns, becoming just the second player in California history to post two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He has posted a school-record 16 100-yard rushing games. His averages of 6.3 yards per carry and 107.1 yards per game both lead the Pac-10. In addition, Lynch has 286 yards and four touchdowns receiving and 101 yards in kickoff returns to give him 1,565 all-purpose yards, an average of 142.3 yards per game. Lynch is just the third California player to be selected Pac-10 offensive player of the year and the first since quarterback Mike Pawlawski in 1991.

PAT TILLMAN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR DAYMIEON HUGHES, CB, CALIFORNIA: Donte Hughes, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., leads the Pac-10 in interceptions by a large margin with eight, which ties him for second in the nation in picks. Included are two returned for touchdowns. A unanimous All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches, Hughes has 15 career interceptions, second all-time on the Cal list. Hughes also leads the Pac-10 in passes defended with 19 and ranks second on the Cal squad with 62 tackles. Hughes becomes just the second California player to be selected Pac-10 defensive player of the year, following cornerback Deltha O'Neal in 1998.

First Team Offense

QB John David Booty, Jr., USC
RB Marshawn Lynch, Jr., California
RB Yvenson Bernard, Jr., Oregon State
WR Steve Smith, Sr., USC
WR DeSean Jackson, So., California
WR Dwayne Jarrett, Jr., USC
TE Zach Miller, Jr., Arizona State
OL Ryan Kalil, Sr., USC
OL Sam Baker, Jr., USC
OL Jeremy Perry, So., Oregon State
OL Enoka Lucas, Sr., Oregon
OL Alex Mack, So., California

Second Team Offense

QB Alex Brink, Jr., Washington State
RB Jonathan Stewart, So., Oregon
RB Ryan Torain, Jr., Arizona State
WR Jason Hill, Sr., Washington State
WR Sammie Stroughter, Jr., Oregon State
TE Craig Stevens, Jr., California
OL Max Unger, So., Oregon
OL Mike Pollack, Jr., Arizona State
OL Mike Gibson, Jr., California
OL Kyle DeVan, Jr., Oregon State
OL Adam Koets, Sr., Oregon State
OL Chilo Rachal, So., USC

First Team Defense

DL Brandon Mebane, Sr., California
DL Mkristo Bruce, Sr., Washington State
DL Sedrick Ellis, Jr., USC
DL Justin Hickman, Sr., UCLA
LB Desmond Bishop, Sr., California
LB Rey Maualuga, So., USC
LB Michael Okwo, Sr., Stanford
LB Keith Rivers, Jr., USC
DB Daymeion Hughes, Sr., California
DB Antoine Cason, Jr., Arizona
DB Eric Frampton, Sr., Washington State
DB Sabby Piscitelli, Sr., Oregon State
DB C.J. Wallace, Sr., Washington

Second Team Defense

DL Bruce Davis, Jr., UCLA
DL Nu'u Tafisi, Sr., California
DL Lawrence Jackson, Jr., USC
DL Louis Holmes, Jr., Arizona
LB Scott White, Sr., Washington
LB Brian Cushing, So., USC
LB Derrick Doggett, Jr., Oregon State
LB Spencer Larsen, Jr., Arizona
DB Terrell Thomas, Jr., USC
DB Chris Horton, Jr., UCLA
DB J.D. Nelson, Sr., Oregon
DB Michael Johnson, Sr., Arizona

CALIFORNIA: OT Andrew Cameron, Sr.; OLB Zack Follett, So.; WR Lavelle Hawkins, Jr.; WR Robert Jordan, Jr.; QB Nate Longshore, So.; OLB Mickey Pimentel, Sr.; OG Erik Robertson, Sr.

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