Washington football has nine players honored on the All Pac-12 teams, five on the first team, and four on the second team
After their subpar regular season, Washington football still earned loads of individual honors for the year, and with the amount of underclassmen earning honors, it’s a promising sign for the Huskies going forward.
Of the five Huskies on the first team, the biggest name is probably junior Hunter Bryant, who’s a finalist for the Mackey Award, which is given to the best tight end in the country. Bryant finished the year with a career-high in catches (54), yards (825), and touchdowns (3). Offensive linemen Trey Adams and Nick Harris both earned their second selection to the First Team in their final season at Washington.
From the defense, the two selections are nickel back Elijah Molden and defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike. Molden had one of the best seasons ever from a Husky corner, recording 70 tackles, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. Onwuzurike didn’t have the most impressive year stats-wise, with only two sacks, five tackles for loss, and 41 total tackles. He did his best work commanding consistent double teams, and wreaking havoc in the backfield, blowing up plays and when he wasn’t finishing the play, creating opportunities for his teammates to do so.
Three Husky defenders earned second-team honors, defensive end Ryan Bowman, outside linebacker Joe Tryon, and safety Myles Bryant. Bowman recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Tryon, who experienced a true coming-out party over the final month of the season, racking up 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks, six of which came over Washington’s final four games. Bryant had a great season during his only one playing safety for Jimmy Lake’s defense, recording 58 tackles, 4.5 for loss, one sack, two interceptions, and one pass break-up.
Of this list, the only players that we definitely won’t see next season are both Bryants, Adams, Harris, and Whitford. With all the returning talent on the roster, the Huskies are in great shape to contend for the Pac-12 in 2020.