Football: Allen, Summers-Gavin earn preseason 1st-team all-Pac-12 honors from Blue Ribbon

Wide receiver Keenan Allen and offensive tackle Matt Summers-Gavin both were selected to Blue Ribbon Yearbook’s preseason first-team all-Pac-12 squad.


Jeff Faraudo

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    Robert Woods > Allen

    Marquise Lee > Allen

    Marqise Wilson > Allen

  • bigdruid

    Hmmm. Cal v USC, 2011:

    Allen: 13 receptions, 160 yards
    Lee and Woods *combined*: 9 receptions, 117 yards

  • rotfogel

    Woods might be better than Allen, might.
    Lee is not close.
    Allen is a bigger version of Hines Ward. He is a ‘gamer’.

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    From Athlon on Pac 12 WR/TEs

    “7. California – The Golden Bears rank of No. 7 in the Pac-12 receiver units is really due to one player – Keenan Allen. Take away Allen and California owns one of the worst receiving corps in the conference. However, the good news for the Golden Bears is Allen is back for at least one more season. The junior ranked second in the Pac-12 with 98 receptions last year, while recording 1,343 yards and six scores. Allen will once again be the go-to target for quarterback Zach Maynard, but he needs help. Freshmen Maurice Harris, Darius Powe, Kenny Lawler and Bryce Treggs could inject some much-needed athleticism and ability into this group. Spencer Hagan will start at tight end, but Richard Rodgers will push him for time in the fall.”

    “1. USC – Robert Woods and Marqise Lee are back to form college football’s top one-two receiver combination. Woods caught 111 passes for 1,292 yards and 15 scores last season, while Lee recorded 73 receptions for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns. With Matt Barkley returning for another year at USC, it’s not crazy to think Woods and Lee could improve upon their numbers in 2012. The Trojans’ receiving corps isn’t just Woods and Lee, as the depth is solid with sophomore George Farmer, junior De’Von Flournoy and freshmen Victor Blackwell and Nelson Agholor. With all of the accolades surrounding Woods and Lee, it’s easy to overlook tight end Randall Telfer. He ranked third on the team with 26 catches for 273 yards and five touchdowns last year. Telfer will be joined at tight end by promising sophomore Xavier Grimble.”