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Oregon football: Five Ducks garner first-team All-Pac-12 honors



The Pac-12 conferenced honored five Oregon football players to the All-Conference first team on Tuesday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the players honored and became the first quarterback in conference history to be named to the Pac-12 first-team three times.

Mariota was also honored as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the day.

Along with Mariota, four other Ducks were named to the 2014 first-team All-Pac-12 roster. Offensive linemen Jake Fisher and Hroniss Grasu, tight end Pharaoh Brown and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu rounded out the awarded Ducks. Grasu and Ekpre-Olomu also earned their third first-team selection along with Mariota.

A handful of players were named to the second-team all-conference team. Running back Royce Freeman, defensive end DeForest Buckner, cornerback Troy Hill, safety Erick Dargan and special teams specialist Charles Nelson composed the Oregon players on the second team. Freeman and Nelson were two of the three freshman on the first and second team.

Defensive end Arik Armstead, wide receiver Byron Marshall, offensive lineman Hamani Stevens and linebacker Joe Walker earned Honorable Mention from the Pac-12 conference.

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Andrew Bantly

Andrew Bantly

Andrew is a sports reporter contributing to Oregon football and baseball. The Bay Area-native hit his first (and only) official home run at age 12. You may have recently seen him on pink crutches.