After a season for the history books, many USC football players capped their stellar season off with being recognized by the Pac-12 for their impressive performances this season.
First, Reign of Troy would like to give HUGE props to USC’s freshmen phenoms, wide receiver Marquis Lee and linebacker Dion Bailey. Both of these two athletes were absolutely game changes for USC in irreplaceable ways. Were it not for Bailey’s agility and skill set of both a safety and a linebacker, USC’s defense would have had issues in the backfield against quicker offenses, like Oregon. And were it not for Marquis Lee…well, USC wouldn’t have ended 10-2, that’s for sure.
Seven other Trojans were honored, including receiver Robert Woods, left tackle Matt Kalil, defensive end Nick Perry, safety T.J. McDonald, cornerback Nickell Robey, kicker Andre Heidari, and tight end Rhett Ellison.
All seven were named to the Pac-12 first team, making USC the most-represented team of the all-conference selections.
For a complete look at the list as well as the Second-Team mentions, here’s ESPNLA’s piece on the matter: