SEATTLE – Five Washington Huskies – left tackle Trey Adams, center Nick Harris, tight end Hunter Bryant, nickelback Elijah Molden and defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike – were named to the All-Pac-12 first team, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Four more Huskies – outside linebackers Ryan Bowman and Joe Tryon, safety Myles Bryant and kicker Peyton Henry – made the second team. Running back Salvon Ahmed, cornerback Kyler Gordon and punter Joel Whitford received honorable mention, while corner Trent McDuffie was an honorable mention freshman defensive player of the year.
Adams and Harris, both outgoing seniors, were each named to the first team for the second time. Eight of the 13 Huskies honored by the conference are eligible to return to Montlake in 2020 (not counting junior tight end Hunter Bryant, who has already announced his decision to declare for the NFL draft).
In his first healthy season in Seattle, Bryant piled up 52 catches (the second-best mark for a tight end in program history), a team-best 825 receiving yards, 15.9 yards per reception and three touchdowns.
In his first opportunity as a full-time starter at nickel, Molden led the Huskies in tackles (70), pass breakups (13) and interceptions (three), while also adding five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Onwuzurike contributed 41 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and a blocked punt as well.
UW’s starting outside linebackers, Bowman and Tryon, combined for 71 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. The 6-foot-5, 262-pound Tryon led the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in a productive redshirt sophomore season. After switching from nickel to safety, Myles Bryant produced 66 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions, while starting all 12 games. Henry connected on 18 of 20 field goals and all 44 extra points.
Stepping in for departed starter Myles Gaskin, Ahmed turned in exactly 1,000 rushing yards, 5.5 yards per carry and nine touchdowns. McDuffie contributed 41 tackles and Gordon added 31 tackles. Whitford averaged 44.8 yards per punt.
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