Cougs' Mayle named second-team All-Pac-12

FIVE COUGARS garnered All-Pac-12 recognition, with wide receiver Vince Mayle named second team with four other Cougars receiving honorable mention, the conference announced Tuesday.

Vince Mayle is tied for the national lead with 106 receptions and posted a Pac-12-best 1,483 yards. Both marks are WSU single-season records.

Mayle had nine touchdowns, led the Pac-12 with six 100-yard games and was the only player in the country with two 250-yard games (Cal, 263; Arizona State, 252). He's also the only player in conference history to own two such games.

Mayle, a redshirt-senior and Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, also led the Pac-12 with 123.6 ypg and was third in the league in all-purpose yards-per-game (138.3).

Nelson Agholor of USC and Jaelen Strong at Arizona State were named the Pac-12 first-team wideouts.

Cougar redshirt-senior quarterback Connor Halliday, redshirt-junior left tackle Joe Dahl, junior linebacker Jeremiah Allison and sophomore cornerback Daquawn Brown each received honorable mention.

Halliday, despite appearing in nine games before his season ended due to injury, led the country in passing yards per game (430.3) and total offense per game (415.8). He threw for the second-most yards in the Pac-12 (3,873) and fourth-most touchdowns (32). Halliday closes his career third all-time in Pac-12 history with 90 touchdowns and fourth with 11,304 career passing yards. Both marks are WSU records.

Allison finished second on the team with 78 tackles including 8.5 tackles-for-loss and three sacks. The junior from Los Angeles started the final nine games at WIL linebacker and averaged nearly eight tackles a game as a starter.

Brown started 11 games and led the Cougars with 82 tackles. The second-year sophomore out of Los Angeles recorded six tackles-for-loss and broke up 11 passes, tied for sixth-most in the conference.

Dahl picked up his first career all-conference honor after starting all 12 games at left tackle for the nation’s top passing offense. Dahl, a native of Spokane, surrendered just one sack in the Cougars’ Pac-12 record 771 pass attempts and earned the WSU “Bone” Award (given to the team’s best offensive lineman following each game) a team-best six times during the season.

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