One player from the Colorado Buffaloes football team received all-conference honors from the Pac-12, which released its of accolades for the 2021 season.

Senior linebacker Nate Landman was named to the All-Pac-12 second team. Despite missing four games, Landman was second on the team in total tackles (71) and tied for the most unassisted tackles (52). This is the 6-foot-3, 235 pounder’s third appearance on the list, earning first team honors each of the previous two seasons.

USC wide receiver Drake London was named the offensive player of the year and Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd earned the defensive honor. Utes’ Kyle Whittingham won coach of the year. Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura and Utah defensive tackle Junior Tafuna were the freshmen offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively.

CU Buffs receiver Brenden Rice and cornerback Christian Gonzalez were honorable mentions for the freshmen awards.

Eight Colorado players were honorable mentions for the all-conference teams: Junior all-purpose/special teams Daniel Arias, junior defensive back Mekhi Blackmon, sophomore running back Jarek Broussard, freshman defensive back Christian Gonzalez, senior offensive lineman Kary Kutsch, sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Sami, junior punter Josh Watts and junior linebacker Carson Wells.

Here’s a look at the Pac-12’s awards and all-conference teams:

Individual awards

Offensive player of the year: Drake London, WR, USC
Defensive player of the year:
Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Offensive freshman player of the year:
Jayden de Laura, QB, Washington State
Defensive freshman player of the year:
Junior Tafuna, DT, Utah
Coach of the year:
 Kyle Whittingham, Utah

2021 All-Pac-12 football first team

Offense

  • QB: Cameron Rising, So., Utah
  • RB: B.J. Baylor, R-Jr., Oregon State
  • RB: Tavion Thomas, So., Utah
  • WR: Drake London, Jr., USC
  • WR: Kyle Philips, R-Jr., UCLA
  • TE: Greg Dulcich, R-Jr., UCLA
  • OL: Abraham Lucas, R-Sr., Washington State
  • OL: Nick Ford, Jr., Utah*
  • OL: Sean Rhyan, Jr., UCLA
  • OL: Nathan Eldridge, R-Sr., Oregon State*
  • OL: Jaxson Kirkland, Jr., Washington*
  • OL: T.J. Bass, Jr., Oregon

Defense

  • DL Kayvon Thibodeaux, So., Oregon*
  • DL Mika Tafua, Jr., Utah
  • DL Tuli Tuipulotu, So., USC
  • DL Brandon Dorlus, So., Oregon
  • DL Ron Stone Jr., R-Jr., Washington State
  • DL Tyler Johnson, Gr., Arizona State
  • LB Devin Lloyd, Jr., Utah*
  • LB Noah Sewell, Fr., Oregon
  • LB Avery Roberts, R-Jr., Oregon State*
  • DB Trent McDuffie, So., Washington
  • DB Verone McKinley III, So., Oregon
  • DB Kyler Gordon, So., Washington
  • DB Elijah Hicks, Sr., California

2021 All-Pac-12 football second team

Offense

  • QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Sr., UCLA
  • RB Zach Charbonnet, Jr., UCLA
  • RB Rachaad White, R-Sr., Arizona State
  • WR Calvin Jackson Jr., Gr., Washington State
  • WR Travell Harris, R-Sr., Washington State
  • TE Brant Kuithe, Jr., Utah
  • OL Bamidele Olaseni, Sr., Utah
  • OL Braeden Daniels, So., Utah
  • OL Kellen Diesch, Gr., Arizona State
  • OL Alex Forsyth, Jr., Oregon
  • OL Dohnovan West, Jr., Arizona State

Defense

  • DL Kyon Barrs, So., Arizona
  • DL Thomas Booker, Sr., Stanford
  • DL Mitchell Agude, Sr., UCLA
  • DL D.J. Davidson, Gr., Arizona State
  • LB Darien Butler, Sr., Arizona State
  • LB Drake Jackson, Jr., USC
  • LB Nate Landman, Sr., Colorado
  • DB Clark Phillips, Fr., Utah
  • DB Kyu Blu Kelly, Jr., Stanford
  • DB Quentin Lake, Sr., UCLA
  • DB Qwuantrezz Knight, R-Sr., UCLA

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