McCaffrey, Thomas named first team all-Pac-12 football


First-team recipients Christian McCaffrey and Solomon Thomas were among 13 Cardinal to earn All-Pac-12 football honors, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.

McCaffrey, a first-team selection at running back, was also an honorable mention pick as a return specialist.

Christian McCaffrey
In addition, Joey Alfieri, Jake Bailey, Dallas Lloyd, Bryce Love, Quenton Meeks, Kevin Palma, Harrison Phillips, Justin Reid, Dalton Schultz, Brandon Simmons and Conrad Ukropina earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention accolades.

McCaffrey leads the nation with 211.6 all-purpose yards per game and ranks fourth nationally with 145.7 rushing yards. Despite missing six quarters this season, his 1,603 rushing yards are tops in the Pac-12 and fourth-most in a single season in school history. His 2,327 all-purpose yards rank second in Stanford history, only bested by his NCAA record of 3,864 last season.

Thomas led Stanford and ranked in the top five in the Pac-12 in sacks (7) and tackles for loss (13). A two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 17), Thomas also led the Cardinal with 36 solo tackles, and tied Lloyd for the team lead with 55 total tackles.

This is the second All-Pac-12 selection for McCaffrey, who also garnered first-team status in 2015, and the second for Thomas and Ukropina, who were honorable mention honorees last season.

Stanford finished the season 9-3 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 to reach the postseason for the eighth straight year. The Cardinal will find out its bowl destination on Dec. 4.

— Stanford Athletics

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