Leach is AP Coach of the Year in Pac-12, Falk, Middleton, Marks on first-team

THREE COUGARS -- quarterback Luke Falk, right guard Eduardo Middleton and wide receiver Gabe Marks -- were named Associated Press first-team All-Pac-12 on Friday, with six Cougs in total named to the AP All-Pac-12 teams. Washington State's Mike Leach was named the AP Coach of the Year in the Pac-12.

Falk, a third-year sophomore, leads the nation with 4,266 yards passing. He engineered the Cougars' come-from-behind victories at Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA, and Rutgers.

Middleton is a fourth-year junior who locked down the right guard spot.

Marks leads the Pac-12 in receptions (99) and TD catches (14). He became WSU’s all-time career receptions leader earlier in the season

Leach in Year Four at Washington State has guided the Cougars to an 8-4 mark with the Sun Bowl against Miami on Dec. 26 still to come.

LT Joe Dahl, who missed the last four regular season games with an injury, and d-lineman Darryl Paulo, both seniors, as well as junior safety Shalom Luani, were named to the AP Pac-12 second team.  Paulo leads the Cougars in tackles-for-loss (12.0) and is tied for the team lead in sacks (6.0). Luani has registered 86 tackles, third-most on the Cougs, and is tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

The 2015 AP All-Pac-12 team: CLICK HERE

Eleven Cougs were named All-Pac-12 earlier this month. Falk, Marks and Dahl were named to the first team, Paulo was named second team and Luani, linebacker Peyton Pelluer, right tackle Cole Madison, center Riley Sorenson, defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa and wide receiver Dom Williams each received honorable mention accolades. Dahl was also named second-team USA Today All-America.

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