Nerds: Meet the Pac-12 All-Academic team

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Washington State receiver Jared Karstetter and Oregon State defensive back Cameron Collins lead the first-team selections to the Pac-12 All-Academic football team.

Luck is the leading Heisman Trophy candidate and likely top overall NFL draft pick this spring. Karstetter is a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award recipient and one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors college football’s top scholar-athlete. Collins becomes the ninth player all-time to earn four first team honors.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

California led the conference with seven selections on the first and second teams combined. Utah had six -- five on the first team -- and Washington and Colorado had five. Arizona State and USC had no members on the first team. Oregon State and Arizona State had the fewest on both teams with two.

Here's the list:



Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major

QB Andrew Luck, Stanford Jr. 3.48 Architectural Design

RB Malcolm Jones, UCLA So. 3.20 Undeclared

RB John Tyndall, California Sr. 3.17 Interdisciplinary Studies/Peace & Conflict Studies

WR Jared Karstetter, Washington State (2) Sr. 3.61 Zoology

WR Luke Matthews, Utah Jr. 3.66 Mass Communication

TE David Paulson, Oregon (3) Gr. 3.67 Business

OL Mark Asper, Oregon Gr. 3.77 Educational Leadership

OL Mark Brazinski, California So. 3.68 Business Administration and Media Studies

OL Mitchell Schwartz, California Sr. 3.24 American Studies

OL Tevita Stevens, Utah Jr. 3.52 Spanish

OL Carson York, Oregon (3) Jr. 3.75 Journalism and Communications


DL Kevin Frahm, Oregon State (3) Sr. 3.30 Political Science

DL Ernest Owusu, California Sr. 3.31 Political Economy

DL Will Pericak, Colorado Jr. 3.43 Business-Finance

DL Derrick Shelby, Utah Sr. 3.25 Sociology

LB Brent Etiz, Stanford So. 3.52 Economics

LB Paul Vassallo, Arizona Sr. 3.48 Pre-Public Health

LB J.J. Williams, Utah Sr. 3.42 Economics

DB Cameron Collins, Oregon State (4) Sr. 3.48 Business-Finance

DB Kyle McCartney, Washington State (2) RS Jr. 3.80 Entrepreneurship

DB Travis Sandersfeld, Colorado RS Sr. 3.38 Business-Finance

DB Greg Walker, Washington Jr. 3.41 Biology


PK John Bonano, Arizona (2) Sr. 3.90 Physiology

P Sean Sellwood, Utah Jr. 3.78 Exercise and Sport Science

ST Brendan Lopez, Washington Sr. 3.64 Neurobiology

(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection

(3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection

(4) Four-time first-team All-Academic selection


Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major

QB Matt Barkley, USC Jr. 3.22 Communication

RB Anthony Barr, UCLA So. 3.14 Undeclared

RB Will Kapp, California Sr. 3.03 American Studies

WR Justin Hoffman, Oregon Jr. 3.61 Geology/Psychology

WR Aaron Pflugrad, Arizona State Gr. 3.40 Liberal Studies

TE Andrei Lintz, Washington State RS Jr. 3.73 Sport Management

OL David DeCastro, Stanford Jr. 3.10 Management, Science and Engineering

OL Khaled Holmes, USC Jr. 3.22 Communication Management

OL Carter Lees, Arizona RS Fr. 3.42 Pre-Retailing and Consumer Science

OL Drew Schaefer, Washington Jr. 3.31 Communications

OL Matt Summers-Gavin, California Jr. 3.31 Political Science


DL Nate Bonsu, Colorado So. 3.47 Business-International Affairs

DL Taylor Hart, Oregon So. 3.20 Sociology

DL Devon Kennard, USC Jr. 3.20 Communication

DL Anthony Poremba, Colorado RS Sr. 3.34 Economics

LB Cort Dennison, Washington Sr. 3.05 Communications

LB Matt Martinez, Utah Sr. 3.09 Sociology

LB Colin Parker, Arizona State Gr. 3.26 Marketing

DB Johnson Bademosi, Stanford Sr. 3.05 History

DB Justin Gorman, Colorado RS Fr. 3.70 Business-Finance

DB Drew McAllister, USC Jr. 3.12 Public Policy

DB Jared Tevis, Arizona RS Fr. 3.33 Pre-Business


PK Giorgio Tavecchio, California Sr. 3.71 Political Economy

P Jeff Locke, UCLA RS Jr. 3.63 Economics

ST William Chandler, Washington So. 3.83 Business/Accounting


Arizona: OL Trace Biskin, Jr.; WR Dave Roberts, Sr.

Arizona State: PK Alex Garoutte, RS Fr.; LS Cameron Kastl, Sr.; OL Mike Marcisz, Sr.; WR Kyle Middlebrooks, So.; TE Max Smith, So.

California: LB Dan Camporeale, So.; OL Justin Cheadle, Sr.

Colorado: OL David Clark, RS Sr.; OL Daniel Munyer, RS Fr.

Oregon: LB Michael Clay, Jr.; WR Daryle Hawkins, So.; LB Keloni Kamalani, So.; PK Alejandro Maldonado, So.; LB Derrick Malone, RS Fr.; DL Nick Musgrove, Sr., OL Jeff Palmer, Jr.; P Jackson Rice, So.; DL Tony Washington, RS Fr.

Oregon State: TE Connor Hamlett, RS Fr.; QB Ryan Katz, Jr.; LS Marcus Perry, Sr.; TE Colby Prince, Jr.; DT Andrew Seumalo, Jr., LB Tony Wilson, Jr.

Stanford: DE Henry Anderson, RS Fr.; TE Coby Fleener, Sr.; LS Andrew Fowler, Sr.; P David Green, Sr.; DE Matt Masifilo, Sr.; ILB Shane Skov, Jr.; WR Griff Whalen, Sr.; PK Jordan Williamson, RS Fr.

UCLA: PK Tyler Gonzalez, RS Sr.; LB Eric Kendricks, RS Fr.; LB Jared Koster, RS Fr.; LS Kevin McDermott, RS Jr.; DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, So.; LB Aramide Olaniyan, RS Fr.; QB Kevin Prince, RS Jr.; LB Phillip Ruhl, RS Fr.; OL Chris Ward, So.; LB Sean Westgate, Sr.

USC: P Kyle Negrete, Jr.; S Cody Romness, Jr.

Utah: WR Dres Anderson, RS Fr.; S Greg Bird, Sr.; LB Brian Blechen, So.; DB Mike Honeycutt, So.; K/P Nick Marsh, So.; RB Thretton Palamo, So.; TE Dallin Rogers, Jr.; WR Kenneth Scott, RS Fr.

Washington: PK Erik Folk, Sr.

Washington State: TE Aaron Dunn, Gr.; OL John Fullington, So.; PK Andrew Furney, So.; DE Skylar Stormo, RS Jr.; P Dan Wagner, RS Sr.; WR Kristoff Williams, So.