Drake London Named Pac-12 Offensive Player Of Year

The Pac-12 announced its award winners today and USC wide receiver Drake London was named Offensive Player of the Year.

London deserved it even though he was hurt in the eighth game. London, a pre-season All-American, finished tops in the conference in both receptions (88) and receiving yards (1,084). He joined Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree (2007) as the only Power 5 players to have 88 catches through 8 games.

It was slim pickings for USC after London’s award but here’s the complete list of honors.

Offensive Player of the Year,: Drake London, USC

Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year: Devin Lloyd, Utah

Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Jayden de Laura, Washington State

Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Junior Tafuna, Utah

Coach of the Year: Kyle Whittingham, Utah

2021 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM

 First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QBCameron Rising, So., UtahQBDorian Thompson-Robinson, Sr., UCLA
RBB.J. Baylor, R-Jr., Oregon StateRBZach Charbonnet, Jr., UCLA
RBTavion Thomas, So., UtahRBRachaad White, R-Sr., Arizona State
WRDrake London, Jr., USCWRCalvin Jackson Jr., Gr., Washington State
WRKyle Philips, R-Jr., UCLAWRTravell Harris, R-Sr., Washington State
TEGreg Dulcich, R-Jr., UCLATEBrant Kuithe, Jr., Utah
OLAbraham Lucas, R-Sr., Washington StateOLBamidele Olaseni, Sr., Utah
OLNick Ford, Jr., Utah*OLBraeden Daniels, So., Utah
OLSean Rhyan, Jr., UCLAOLKellen Diesch, Gr., Arizona State
OLNathan Eldridge, R-Sr., Oregon State*OLAlex Forsyth, Jr., Oregon
OLJaxson Kirkland, Jr., Washington*OLDohnovan West, Jr., Arizona State
OLT.J. Bass, Jr., Oregon  
 First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DLKayvon Thibodeaux, So., Oregon*DLKyon Barrs, So., Arizona
DLMika Tafua, Jr., UtahDLThomas Booker, Sr., Stanford
DLTuli Tuipulotu, So., USCDLMitchell Agude, Sr., UCLA
DLBrandon Dorlus, So., OregonDLD.J. Davidson, Gr., Arizona State
DLRon Stone Jr., R-Jr., Washington State  
DLTyler Johnson, Gr., Arizona State  
LBDevin Lloyd, Jr., Utah*LBDarien Butler, Sr., Arizona State
LBNoah Sewell, Fr., OregonLBDrake Jackson, Jr., USC
LBAvery Roberts, R-Jr., Oregon State*LBNate Landman, Sr., Colorado
DBTrent McDuffie, So., WashingtonDBClark Phillips, Fr., Utah
DBVerone McKinley III, So., OregonDBKyu Blu Kelly, Jr., Stanford
DBKyler Gordon, So., WashingtonDBQuentin Lake, Sr., UCLA
DBElijah Hicks, Sr., CaliforniaDBQwuantrezz Knight, R-Sr., UCLA
 First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PKDean Janikowski, R-So., Washington StatePKCamden Lewis, So., Oregon
  PKParker Lewis, So., USC
PKyle Ostendorp, So., ArizonaPRace Porter, Sr., Washington
RSBritain Covey, Jr., Utah**RSKyle Philips, R-Jr., UCLA
AP/STStanley Berryhill III, R-Jr., ArizonaAP/STJack Colletto, R-Jr., Oregon State

 RS = Return SpecialistAP/ST = All-Purpose/Special Teams Player (not a kicker or returner)(*) Two-time first team selection, (**) Three-time first team selection

No Tiebreaker: There was a tie for the fifth offensive lineman for first team, so that team is represented with six offensive linemen. There was a tie for the fourth defensive lineman for first team, so that team is represented with six defensive linemen. There was a tie for the second team kicker, so that team is represented with two kickers. 

ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION

ARIZONA: WR Stanley Berryhill III, R-Jr.; K Lucas Havrisik, Sr.; DL Trevon Mason, Sr.; OL Josh McCauley, R-Sr.; LB Anthony Pandy, Sr.

ARIZONA STATE: OL LaDarius Henderson, Jr.; TE Curtis Hodges, Gr.; DB Jack Jones, Gr.; DB Chase Lucas, Gr.; WR RIcky Pearsall, Jr.; DB DeAndre Pierce, Gr.; LB Merlin Robertson, Sr.

 CALIFORNIA: AP/ST Nick Alftin, R-Jr.; LB Marqez Bimage, Sr.; OL Matthew Cindric, R-Jr.; OL Ben Coleman, R-So.; QB Chase Garbers, R-Sr.; LB Cameron Goode, R-Sr.; DB Lu-Magia Hearns, III, Fr.; OL McKade Mettauer, Jr.; RS Nikko Remigio, Sr.; DL JH Tevis, R-Jr. 

COLORADO: AP/ST Daniel Arias, Jr.; DB Mekhi Blackmon, Jr.; RB Jarek Broussard, So.; DB Christian Gonzalez, Fr.; OL Kary Kutsch, Sr.; DL Jalen Sami, So.; P Josh Watts, Jr.; LB Carson Wells, Jr. 

OREGON: DL Popo Aumave, Jr.; QB Anthony Brown, Sr.; RB Travis Dye, Jr.; OL Ryan Walk, Jr.; DB Mykael Wright, So. 

 OREGON STATE: DB Alex Austin, R-Fr.; WR Trevon Bradford, R-Sr.; DB Jaydon Grant, R-Jr.; OL Joshua Gray, R-Fr.; K Everett Hayes, So.; OL Nous Keobounnam, R-Sr.; OL Brandon Kipper, R-Jr.; QB Chance Nolan, R-So.; DB Kitan Oladapo, R-So.; TE Teagan Quitoriano, Jr.; DL Keonte Schad, Sr.; LB Omar Speights, So.; DB Rejzohn Wright, Jr. 

STANFORD: OL Branson Bragg, Jr.; QB Tanner McKee, So.; OL Drake Nugent, Jr.; TE Benjamin Yurosek, So. 

UCLA: RB Brittain Brown, R-Sr.; OL Paul Grattan, Jr., R-Sr. 

USC: P Ben Griffiths, R-Jr.; RB Keaontay Ingram, Sr.; LB Kana’i Mauga, Sr.; OL Brett Neilon, R-Sr.; DB Chris Steele, Jr.; OL Andrew Vorhees, R-Sr. 

UTAH: S Cole Bishop, Fr.; DB Vonte Davis, Sr.; TE Dalton Kincaid, Sr.;  OL Sataoa Laumea, R-Fr.; LB Nephi Sewell, Jr. 

WASHINGTON: WR Terrell Bynum, Jr.; DL Tuli Letuligasenoa, So.; RB Sean McGrew, Sr.; LB Jackson Sirmon, So.; OL Luke Wattenberg, Sr.

WASHINGTON STATE:  RB Max Borghi, Sr.; QB Jayden de Laura, So.; DB Daniel Isom, Gr.; DL Brennan Jackson, R-Jr.; DB Armani Marsh, R-Sr., WR De’Zhaun Stribling, Fr.; AP/ST Lincoln Victor, Jr.; DB Jaylen Watson, R-Sr.; LB Jahad Woods, Gr. 

26 thoughts on “Drake London Named Pac-12 Offensive Player Of Year

  1. Drake Jackson made all Pac 12 2nd team, and that is a gift. Please explain what the guy did during his time at SC other than being way overhyped. He sure needs to come back to develop, but we have been waiting a long time for that to happen.

    My goodness if Jimmy Gunn, Charlie Weaver, James Sims, or David Lewis had as much publicity as Drake they would have been all-american players for all 4 years.

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    1. Let me tell you what Drake Jackson did: when he came to USC he immediately became a top defensive player in the conference and was then inexplicably sent into drop-back coverage in the prime of his college career, making him ineffective. Orlando and Helton are such dolts.

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      1. I don’t think he will be ready for any type of pro days/combine before draft. Full recovery from ankle fracture probably close to 9 months, so that would put him on track for getting back for following year.

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      2. I hope he comes back — wins the Heisman —and is first player to get 100 million a year, 10 year contract in NFL….
        #….AndTakesFirstYear’sPayToBuyUCLA&BurnItToTheGround…

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      3. We will need to break the current CBA, but I think the NFL will agree that taking down ucla is a worthy cause.

        The draft is in March – unless the fracture was not a big deal (incomplete, nondisplaced) with little soft tissue damage, I don’t see how Drake could be ready for the combine, which will be in about 10 weeks.

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      4. I agree. This is one of those rare cases where the stars align for the return to college ball of an NFL -worthy talent. In 2022 (i.e., in an offense that uses him for more than jump balls) Drake is reasonably assured of making it through the season unscathed (I know he got his ankle rolled in a freak accident — not a jump ball —but anybody watching all the hits he was taking every single game could see his body was getting banged up —when & if he comes back Riley will use him more prudently….and he’ll still be a superstar)……

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  2. With SC only getting four players on the list, that shows you how bad it is at SC under the regime of Humpity Dumpty Helton. Back in the 70’s, the voting had to keep SC players off the list due to having too many awesome players that deserved it. It would have had 10 to 12 players on the first two teams. Hopefully, it will change to see 10 to 12 SC players on the list.

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      1. May I ask a pal a favor?
        #Don’tKeepMakingMeThrowUp
        #[GeorgiaSouthernFansHaveThatToLookForwardTo12xIn2022]…
        P.S.
        Isn’t Georgia Southern the worst railroad landing spot in Monopoly?

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  3. Other programs have better players. Poor coaching and lack of development explains some of the problem but not all of it. USC needs to start recruiting players with talent, intelligence, and work ethic instead of the guys that don’t want to play in the Cal game.

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    1. They didn’t play cuz they said the “game was meaningless.”
      Question: Who made it meaningless?
      #WasItTheTeamThatLostAlmostAllIt’sGamesGoingIn?

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      1. In response to PH and MG then those players that saw the game is meaningless against Cal need to be shown the door. Minus any players that were hurt. Unless they declare for the draft. That’s their choice if they feel they are ready. Time for a serious culture change not like the one Swann tried to sell.

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  4. Congratulations to all those chosen!

    Good luck to all those guys entering the portal too. Thanks for choosing USC and sorry for the horrific coaching you received from Helton & Co.

    FTFO

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    1. Don’t worry about me, 67. I’m very proud to say I never move anywhere I can’t connect up with the PAC Twelve Network. It’s the bestest!
      #[Seriously,ItMayActuallyComeInHandyThisBasketballSeason]
      #[..AndNextFootballSeason]

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