2015 Pac-12 all-bowl team

The Pac-12's bowl season is over, so here is a look back at some of the best performers.


QB: Jared Goff, California. What a way to go out. Goff threw for 467 yards and six touchdowns without an interception as Cal rolled Air Force 55-36 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Goff went 55 for 88 for 1,009 yards, 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in his final two games.

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford. McCaffrey’s 368 all-purpose yards -- 172 rushing, 105 receiving, 81 return -- in the Cardinal's victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual had many people asking two questions. 1) How didn’t he win the Heisman? 2) Will Stanford be playing more early games next season?

RB: Myles Gaskin, Washington: A freshman All-American who got better as the season went along, Gaskin finished with a season-high 181 yards rushing on 26 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Huskies beat Southern Miss in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

WR: Cayleb Jones, Arizona. It wasn’t as productive season a season as many were expecting, but Jones’ talent was on display as the Wildcats beat New Mexico on its home field, 45-37, in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Jones caught four passes for 182 yards and a touchdown.

WR: Devin Lucien, Arizona State. Lucien tied a career-high with nine catches for 144 yards and a score in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl to conclude a strong finish to his college career. Lucien caught 26 passes for 534 yard and five touchdowns over the Sun Devils' final three games.

WR: Kenny Lawler, Cal. Lawler, who declared for the NFL draft on Tuesday, caught five passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns in his send-off game.

TE: Austin Hooper, Stanford. While Hooper caught just three passes for 23 yards, his presence was felt in other ways in Stanford’s demolition of Iowa. Hooper declared for the NFL draft on Monday.

OL: Kyle Murphy, Stanford. He was one of the leaders on the big Cardinal offensive line that allowed just one sack and paved the way for 206 yards rushing on 34 carries (6.1 yards per rush).

OL: Joshua Garnett, Stanford. The Outland Trophy winner turned in a typical performance, helping Stanford cruise to another Rose Bowl victory.

OL: Graham Shuler, Stanford: We could really give each of the five offensive line spots to Stanford players.

OL: Joe Dahl, Washington State: After sitting for the final four games of the regular season with a broken foot, Dahl returned for the Hyundai Sun Bowl for a final game in a WSU uniform. Next stop: the NFL.

OL: Coleman Shelton, Washington: Shelton was named the Huskies' lineman of the year and was part of unit that allowed the team to rush for 6.7 yards per carry (44 carries for 296 yards), while quarterback Jake Browning was sacked just once.


DL: Aziz Shittu, Stanford. In his final game with the Cardinal, Shittu was every bit the disruptive force he was billed as before he arrived at Stanford. He finished with 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the Rose Bowl.

DL: Delvon Simmons, USC. Simmons led the Trojans with 11 tackles, including two for loss, in their loss to Wisconsin in the National Funding Holiday Bowl.

DL: Kenny Clark, UCLA: The Bruins' rush defense had a forgettable performance in the Foster Farms Bowl but Clark played well, finishing with a career-high 11 tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss. Two days later, he declared for the NFL draft.

LB: Scooby Wright III, Arizona. After a hard-luck season in which Wright was mostly sidelined due to various injuries, he quickly reminded everyone why he was considered the best defensive player in college football a year ago. He led the Wildcats with 15 tackles, two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss and declared for the NFL draft almost immediately after the game ended.

LB: Salamo Fiso, Arizona State. The Pac-12’s leader in tackles for loss had 12 tackles, two for loss, a sack and an interception, but the Sun Devils came up a point short against West Virginia.

LB: Blake Martinez, Stanford: The conference’s most productive tackler added nine tackles and half a sack in the Rose Bowl.

LB: Gionni Paul, Utah. Paul capped an outstanding career with eight tackles, a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss as the Utes won the Holy War, and the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, in Sin City.

DB: Dominique Hatfield, Utah. Hatfield returned a first-quarter interception 46 yards for a touchdown to put Utah up 28-0. It was his fourth pick of the season.

DB: Tevin Carter, Utah. Carter nearly had two interception returns for touchdowns in a two-minute span, but he was tackled after a 34-yard return at the one-yard line on his second interception after returning the first one 28 yards for a score.

DB: Shalom Luani, Washington State. Luani picked off Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya with 2:58 left left to seal the win for the Cougars.

DB: Paul Magloire Jr., Arizona: If Scooby Wright wasn’t able to make the tackle, chances are Magloire did. He finished with 13 tackles against New Mexico.

K: Aidan Schneider, Oregon. There weren’t any extraordinary performances from any Pac-12 kickers, but Schneider hit both of his field-goal attempts in the Valero Alamo Bowl, including a long from 47 yards to finish as the conference’s most accurate kicker (22 for 24).

P: Tom Hackett, Utah. Arguably the best punter in conference history, Hackett averaged 49.5 yards on six punts and, despite admitting deep down he’s fat and “doesn’t like running very far,” he ran for 21 yards on a fake punt.

RET: McCaffrey: Despite Iowa’s efforts to keep the ball away from him, McCaffrey still managed to make an impact in the return game, going 63 yards for a touchdown in his only punt return.