This is what happens when your team goes 1-11. It’s what should happen.
Senior placekicker Vincenzo D’Amato was Cal’s lone representative on either the first or second All-Pac-12 football teams, chosen by the coaches and announced Monday. D’Amato, a first-team selection a year ago, was named to the second unit this time.
D’Amato was 17 for 20 on field goals, never missing inside 46 yards, and converted 31 of 32 PAT kicks. He was 6 for 9 from 40 yards or longer, including a 51-yard field goal against UCLA.
Defensive lineman Deandre Coleman, quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Bryce Treggs were honorable mention picks for Cal.
Running back Ka’Deem Carey of Arizona, who rushed for 1,716 yards, was named Offensive Player of the Year, Will Sutton of Arizona State was given the the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season, and Arizona State’s Todd Graham was named Coach of the Year.
UCLA’s Myles Jack, in an unprecedented outcome, was voted the league’s Freshman of the Year on offense and defense. Jack accumulated 70 tackles and an interception as a linebacker, then rushed for 267 yards and seven touchdowns when given the chance to play offense late in the season.