Mario Cristobal’s peers didn’t give Oregon a lot of recognition on the all-Pac-12 football teams.
Only two Ducks, senior Jalen Jelks (defense line) and junior Brenden Schooler (special teams), earned all-conference first team honors.
Juniors Troy Dye (linebacker), Dillon Mitchell (wide receiver) and Shane Lemieux (offensive line) were on the second team.
Justin Herbert, a projected NFL first-round pick, was not considered to be one of the top three quarterbacks in the conference by the Pac-12 coaches for 2018.
Herbert, a junior who completed 59.6 percent of his passes during the regular season for 2,985 yards with 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions, didn’t even receive an honorable mention nod.
Washington State’s Gardner Minshew was the first-team quarterback, Stanford’s K.J. Costello was the second-team selection and Washington’s Jake Browning was honorable mention.
Senior defensive back Ugochukwu Amadi, junior center Jake Hanson, senior outside linebacker Justin Hollins, sophomore nose tackle Jordon Scott, freshman left tackle Penei Sewell and junior right tackle Calvin Throckmorton were Oregon’s honorable mentions.
Jelks, a second-team all-Pac-12 honoree last season, has 54 tackles, including 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Dye leads the Ducks and is sixth in the Pac-12 with 107 tackles (60 unassisted). Senior Kaulana Apelu, who missed the last three games with a fractured leg, is second on the team with 58 tackles.
The three senior linebackers chosen for the first team were Washington’s Ben Burr-Kirven (155 tackles), Utah’s Chase Hansen (101 tackles) and California’s Jordan Kunaszyk (133 tackles).
Mitchell leads the Pac-12 with 69 receptions for 1,1114 yards and nine touchdowns. Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry and Colorado’s Laviska Shenault were the first-team wide receivers.
Amadi has three interceptions this season, including two returned for touchdowns. He also averaged 16.5 yards on 13 punt returns, including a 57-yard touchdown.
Hollins has 57 tackles, including 12.0 for loss and 5.0 sacks, as well as four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Herbert (4.06 grade-point average in biology) and Throckmorton (3.84 GPA in human physiology) were both first-team all-conference academic selections this season.
Defensive lineman Gary Baker earned second-team all-academic honors.
Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Jacob Capra, who played in nine games this season, announced Tuesday that he intends to leave the program as a graduate transfer.
“After much prayer and consideration with my family, I have decided to continue my education and the last two years of my football eligibility at another university,” Capra tweeted. “My recruiting is currently open.”
Capra’s younger brother, Joey Capra, is verbally committed to Oregon as part of the 2019 recruiting class.