ASU, Arizona place special teamers on Preseason All-Pac-12 1st Team
Jul 26, 2022, 1:26 PM | Updated: 1:27 pm
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats each placed a player on the Preseason All-Pac-12 First Team for the 2022 football season.
ASU return man D.J. Taylor and Arizona punter Kyle Ostendorp were among the special teamers making the first team.
Additionally, the Sun Devils saw offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson and linebacker Merlin Robertson make All-Pac-12 Second Team.
The Wildcats placed receiver Jacob Cowing and defensive lineman Kyon Barrs on the second team.
Among the first team members, Taylor took 25 kick returns for 525 yards (21 yards per return) 14 punts at an average of 13.6 yards.
Ostendorp ranked fourth in the nation with an average punting distance of 49.2 yards to lead the Pac-12.
Honorable mentions between the Arizona schools included Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay and linebacker Kyle Soelle, plus UA defensive back Christian Roland-Wallace.
The voting process for the preseason list was done by media members and released Tuesday ahead of Pac-12 Football Media Day on Friday.
2022 preseason All-Pac-12 Football Teams
Preseason All-Pac-12 Offense
|First Team Offense||Second Team Offense|
|QB||*Caleb Williams, USC||QB||*Cameron Rising, Utah|
|RB||Zach Charbonnet, UCLA||RB||Travis Dye, USC|
|RB||Tavion Thomas, Utah||RB||Byron Cardwell, Oregon|
|WR||Jordan Addison, USC||WR||*Jacob Cowing, Arizona|
|WR||Mario Williams, USC||WR||Jake Bobo, UCLA|
|TE||Brant Kuithe, Utah||TE||Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford|
|OL||*Jaxson Kirkland, Washington||OL||Joshua Gray, Oregon State|
|OL||Braeden Daniels, Utah||OL||Brett Neilon, USC|
|OL||*Alex Forsyth, Oregon||OL||Sataoa Laumea, Utah|
|OL||T.J. Bass, Oregon||OL||Brandon Kipper, Oregon State|
|OL||Andrew Vorhees, USC||OL||*LaDarius Henderson, Arizona State|
Preseason All-Pac-12 Defense
|First Team Defense||Second Team Defense|
|DL||Tuli Tuipulotu, USC||DL||Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington|
|DL||Brandon Dorlus, Oregon||DL||Junior Tafuna, Utah|
|DL||*Ron Stone Jr., Washington State||DL||Kyon Barrs, Arizona|
|DL||Van Fillinger, Utah||DL||Brett Johnson, California|
|LB||Noah Sewell, Oregon||LB||Merlin Robertson, Arizona State|
|LB||Omar Speights, Oregon State||LB||Justin Flowe, Oregon|
|LB||Jackson Sirmon, California||LB||Darius Muasau, UCLA|
|DB||*Clark Phillips III, Utah||DB||Christian Gonzalez, Oregon|
|DB||*Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford||DB||Jaydon Grant, Oregon State|
|DB||Cole Bishop, Utah||DB||Rejzhon Wright, Oregon State|
|DB||*Daniel Scott, California||DB||Mekhi Blackmon, USC|
Preseason All-Pac-12 Specialists
|First Team Specialists||Second Team Specialists|
|PK||Dean Janikowski, Washington State||PK||Camden Lewis, Oregon|
|P||Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona||P||Luke Loecher, Oregon State|
|AP/ST||Travis Dye, USC||AP||Jack Colletto, Oregon State|
|RS||D.J. Taylor, Arizona State||RS||Gary Bryant, Jr., USC|