ASU, Arizona place special teamers on Preseason All-Pac-12 1st Team

Jul 26, 2022, 1:26 PM | Updated: 1:27 pm
Arizona State Sun Devils DB D.J. Taylor (29) runs the ball during a PAC-12 conference football game...
Arizona State Sun Devils DB D.J. Taylor (29) runs the ball during a PAC-12 conference football game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and Oregon State Beavers on November 20, 2021 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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

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