Armstrong also earned first team All-Pac-10 as a sophomore in 2002 and was honorable mention in 2003. The Centralia, Wash., native was one of seven conference players making an appearance on the first team for the second time. Armstrong finished his WSU career with 45 starts in 49 games played. Derrick Roche was the last Cougar offensive lineman to be named to the first team twice (2001, 2002).
Fellow senior offensive tackle Sam Lightbody, junior linebacker Will Derting, sophomore wide receiver Jason Hill, and freshman punt returner Michael Bumpus earned second team honors.
Senior Karl Paymah (cornerback), juniors Kyle Basler (punter), Jerome Harrison (running back), and Nick Mihlhauser (center), and sophomore Scott Davis (linebacker) earned honorable mention.
USC's Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush were named Co-Players of the Year on offense, while Oregon State's Bill Swancutt and USC's Shaun Cody will share the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year honor. Arizona State tight end Zach Miller was named Freshman of the Year and California's Jeff Tedford captured Coach of the Year.
Leinart was also named conference player of the year for 2003. The last Pac-10 performer to repeat as POY was Washington State running back sensation Rueben Mayes, who did it in 1984 and '85.
"I'm proud of our guys that earned their way on to the team this season," WSU Head Coach Bill Doba said. "It says a lot about the way they played to receive that recognition when you go 5-6."
Lightbody, the other half of WSU's senior tackle tandem, earned All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career. A second team selection, Lightbody started 28 games in his Cougar career.
Hill hauled in 45 passes for 1,007 yards and a school record 12 touchdowns in his sophomore campaign. The San Francisco, Calif., native scored nine touchdowns in a five-game span during the season, including three on a trio of receptions in the first half against Idaho. He also became just the sixth receiver in WSU history to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Cougar grab-masters Nakoa McElrath, Tim Stallworth, Mike Levenseller, CJ Davis and Chris Jackson.
Derting, a first team selection in 2003, led WSU with 93 tackles, including 11.5 for loss and two forced fumbles. The junior linebacker and team captain suffered a dislocated wrist in August and played half the season with a cast on his left arm.
Bumpus was named to the second team as a punt returner. In that role, Bumpus accumulated 391 yards and two touchdowns. His 391 yards was the fourth-best total in school history.
Basler earned honorable mention for the second-consecutive year, while Davis, Harrison, Mihlhauser, and Paymah all made their first appearances as Pac-10 honorees.
2004 ALL-PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Aaron Rodgers, Jr., Cal QB Andrew Walter, Grad.,ASU
QB Matt Leinart, Jr., USC QB Derek Anderson, Sr.,OSU
RB J.J. Arrington, Sr., Cal RB LenDale White, So., USC
RB Reggie Bush, So., USC RB Maurice Drew, So., UCLA
WR Mike Hass, Jr., OSU WR Derek Hagan, Jr., ASU
WR Geoff McArthur, Sr., Cal WR Jason Hill, So.,WSU
TE Alex Smith, Sr., Stan. TE Tim Day, Jr., UO
TE Marcedes Lewis, Jr., UCLA
C Marvin Philip, Jr., Cal C Mike McCloskey, Jr., UCLA
OL Calvin Armstrong, Sr, WSU OL Sam Lightbody, Sr., WSU
OL Ryan O'Callaghan, Jr., Cal OL Steven Vieira, Sr., UCLA
OL Grayling Love, Jr., ASU OL Sam Baker, Fr., USC
OL Doug Nienhuis, Sr., OSU OL Andrew Carnahan, Sr.,ASU
OL Adam Snyder, Sr., UO
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Bill Swancutt, Sr., OSU DL Haloti Ngata, So., UO
DL Mike Patterson, Sr., USC DL Jimmy Verdon, Sr., ASU
DL Shaun Cody, Sr., USC DL Manase Hopoi, Sr., UW
DL Ryan Riddle, Sr., Cal DL Lorenzo Alexander, Sr.,CAL
LB Matt Grootegoed, Sr., USC LB Will Derting, Jr., WSU
LB Lofa Tatupu, Jr., USC LB Spencer Havner, Jr., UCLA
LB Wendell Hunter, Sr., Cal LB Jon Alston, Jr., Stanford
LB Trent Bray, Jr., OSU
DB Mitch Meeuwsen, Sr., OSU DB Darrell Brooks, Jr.,UA
DB Matt Clark, Sr., UCLA DB Aric Williams, Sr., OSU
DB Matt Giordano, Sr., Cal DB Darnell Bing, So., USC
DB Riccardo Stewart, Sr., ASU DB Brandon Browner, So.,OSU
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Justin Medlock, So., UCLA PK Alexis Serna, Fr., OSU
P Tom Malone, Jr., USC P Chris Kluwe, Sr., UCLA
KR T.J. Rushing, Jr., Stan. KR Reggie Bush, So., USC
PR Reggie Bush, So., USC PR Maurice Drew, So., UCLA
PR Michael Bumpus, Fr., WSU
ST Michael Okwo, So., Stan. ST Desmond Reed, Fr., USC
ST Byron Storer, So., Cal
ARIZONA: RB Mike Bell, Jr.; CB Antoine Cason, Fr.; TE Steve Fleming, Sr.; C Keoki Fraser, Sr.; KR Syndric Steptoe, So.
ARIZONA STATE: PK Jesse Ainsworth, So.; MLB Justin Burks, Sr.; C Drew Hodgdon, Grad.; WR Terry Richardson, So.; OLB Dale Robinson, Jr.; OLB Jamar Williams, Jr.
CALIFORNIA: OT Andrew Cameron, So.; OG Jonathan Giesel, Sr.; FS Ryan Gutierrez, Sr.; MLB Joe Maningo, Sr.; ST Mike McGrath, Sr.; NT Brandon Mebane, So.; OG Aaron Merz, Jr.; CB Harrison Smith, Jr.
OREGON: QB Kellen Clemens, Jr.; CB Aaron Gipson, Jr.; DE Devan Long, Jr.; MLB Jerry Matson, Sr.; PR Justin Phinisee, Jr.; OG Nick Steitz, Sr.; TB Terrence Whitehead, Jr.
OREGON STATE: C Matt Brock, Sr.; OLB Keith Ellison, Jr.; TE Joe Newton, So.; P Sam Paulescu, Jr.; SS Sabby Piscitelli, So.; OLB Jonathan Pollard, Sr.; TB Dwight Wright, Sr.
STANFORD: FS Oshimogho Atogwe, Sr.; DT Julian Jenkins, Jr.; FL Evan Moore, So.; NT Babatunde Oshinowo, Jr.; ILB Kevin Schimmelman, Jr.; CB Stanley Wilson, Sr.
UCLA: FL Craig Bragg, Sr.; OT Paul Molicer, Sr.; SS Jarrad Page, Jr.; FB Michael Pitre, Fr.; TB Manuel White, Sr.
USC: TE Dominique Byrd, Jr.; TE Alex Holmes, Sr.; SE Dwayne Jarrett, Fr.; FS Jason Leach, Sr.; OLB Dallas Sartz, Jr.; DT Manuel Wright, So.; CB Justin Wyatt, Jr.
WASHINGTON: CB Derrick Johnson, Sr.; ILB Joe Lobendahn, Jr.
WASHINGTON STATE: P Kyle Basler, Jr.; OLB Scott Davis., So.; RB Jerome Harrison, Jr.; C Nick Mihlhauser, Jr.; CB Karl Paymah, Sr.