PFN Preseason All-Pac-12 Team 2022: Utah runs the conference until proven otherwise

The PFN All-Pac-12 Team awards the top players on both sides of the ball from the conference ahead of the 2022 college football season.

The Pac-12 runs through Utah, as indicated by the volume of Utes on our Preseason All-Pac-12 Team. Utah is headlined by the conference’s top returning quarterback in Cam Rising. But unlike in recent college football seasons, their strength is on offense. Presented in conjunction with our release of our College Football All-Americans, we at PFN debut our 2022 preseason All-SEC Team, as voted on by our team of national analysts and NFL draft evaluators.

PFN’s 2022 All-Pac-12 Team

It is important to note that these teams may look a bit different than the all-conference teams listed by each individual conference. Our teams mirror our All-Americans, taking into consideration not only what a player has accomplished to date but looking forward to what we expect to see based on the growth of the athlete’s career.

Offense | First team

QB: Cameron Rising, Utah
RB: Tavion Thomas, Utah
RB: Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
WR: Jacob Cowing, Arizona
WR: Jordan Addison, USC
WR: Elijah Higgins, Stanford
TE: Dalton Kincaid, Utah
FLEX: Brant Kuithe, Utah
OT: Walter Rouse, Stanford
G: Andrew Vorhees, USC
C: Alex Forsyth, Oregon
G: Brandon Kipper, Oregon State
OT: Braeden Daniels, Utah

Defense | First team

EDGE: Ron Stone Jr., Washington State
DT: Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
DT: Tuli Letuligasenoa, Washington
EDGE: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
LB: Noah Sewell, Oregon
LB: Merlin Robertson, Arizona State
LB: Daiyan Henley, Washington State
CB: Clark Phillips III, Utah
CB: Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
CB: Armani Marsh, Washington State
S: Daniel Scott, Cal
S: Jaydon Grant, Oregon State
FLEX: Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State

Specialists | First team

PK: Camden Lewis, Oregon
P: Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona
KR: Kazmeir Allen, UCLA
PR: D.J. Taylor, Arizona State
LS: Slater Zellers, Cal

Utah’s Rising takes the top spot, but Tavion Thomas and the dual-threat tight end combination of Dalton Kincaid and Brant Kuithe should give defenses fits. Oregon State is represented by one of the top offensive linemen in the country as Brandon Kipper kicks inside after some stalwart seasons at tackle. He wasn’t the only Beaver offensive lineman to earn a nod as Marco Brewer landed on the second team.

Offense | Second team

QB: Caleb Williams, USC
RB: Xazavian Valladay, Arizona State
RB: Damien Moore, Cal
WR: Brycen Tremayne, Stanford
WR: Devaughn Vele, Utah
WR: Renard Bell, Washington State
TE: Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford
FLEX: Kazmeir Allen, UCLA | Mario Williams, USC
OT: Courtland Ford, USC
G: Marco Brewer, Oregon State
C: Matthew Cindric, Cal
G: Sataoa Laumea, Utah
OT: Jaxson Kirkland, Washington

Defense | Second team

EDGE: Bo Calvert, UCLA
DT: Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
DT: Kyon Bars, Arizona
EDGE: Brennan Jackson, Washington State
LB: Omar Speights, Oregon State
LB: Levani Dumani, Stanford
LB: Kain Medrano, UCLA
CB: Devin Kirkwood, UCLA
CB: Christian Roland-Wallace, Arizona
CB: Bennett Williams, Oregon
S: Cole Bishop, Utah
S: Isaiah Lewis, Colorado
FLEX: Mohamoud Diabate, Utah

Specialists | Second team

PK: Dean Janikowski, Washington State
P: Ryan Sanborn, Stanford
KR: D.J. Taylor, Arizona State
PR: Casey Filkins, Stanford
LS: Jaden Green, Washington

USC brings in a ton of talent with the new coaching staff under Lincoln Riley. Most notably, of course, is quarterback Caleb Williams who should once again take major headlines. The Trojans are set to join the Big Ten, but for one last season, they can give it a go to win the Pac-12 before ultimately jettisoning the conference with crosstown rival UCLA.

Offense | Honorable Mention

QB:
Dorian Thompson-Robinson
, UCLA
Tanner McKee, Stanford

RB
Alex Fontenot, Colorado
Damien Martinez, Oregon State
Byron Cardwell, Oregon
Daniyel Ngata, Arizona State

WR
De’Zhaun Stribling, Washington State
Tahj Washington, USC
Michael Wilson, Stanford
Jalen McMillan, Washington
Gary Bryant Jr., USC
Jake Bobo, UCLA

TE
Brady Russell, Colorado
Alex Lines, Arizona

FLEX
Drake Nugent, Stanford
Jonah Monheim, USC

OT
Jarrett Kingston, Washington State
Joshua Gray, Oregon State
Jordan Morgan, Arizona
Ben Coleman, Cal

G
LaDarius Henderson, Arizona State
Jon Gaines II, UCLA
T.J. Bass, Oregon
Keaton Bills, Utah

C
Ben Scott, Arizona State
Jake Levengood, Oregon State

Defense | Honorable Mention

EDGE
Mase Funa, Oregon
Terrance Lang, Colorado
Nick Figueroa, USC
Jalen Harris, Arizona

DT
Isaac Hodgins, Oregon State
Junior Tafuna, Utah
Brandon Pili, USC
Ulumoo Ale, Washington

LB
Jackson Sirmon, Cal
Carson Bruener, Washington
Justin Flowe, Oregon
Kyle Soelle, Arizona State
Darius Muasau, UCLA
Josh Chandler-Semedo, Colorado

CB
Treydan Stukes, Arizona
Derrick Langford Jr., Washington State
Lu-Magia Hearns III, Cal
Collin Gamble, Cal
Mekhi Blackmon, USC
JaTravis Broughton, Utah

S
Calen Bullock, USC
Xavion Alford, USC
Kendall Williamson, Stanford
Asa Turner, Washington

FLEX
Grayson Murphy, UCLA
Gabriel Murphy, UCLA

Specialists | Honorable Mention

PK
Dario Longhetto, Cal
Peyton Henry, Washington

P
Luke Loecher, Oregon State
Nick Haberer, Washington State

KR
Gary Bryant Jr., USC
Giles Jackson, Washington

PR
Giles Jackson, Washington
Gary Bryant Jr., USC

LS
Dylan Black, Oregon State
JT Greep, Utah

For the rest of the Pro Football Network All-Conference Teams, view each conference here: ACC | B1GBig 12 | SECIndependentsAACC-USAMACMWCSun Belt

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