Zach Charbonnet, Laiatu Latu Rep UCLA Football on All-Pac-12 Team

The running back and edge rusher were the only Bruins to make the First Team, while Atonio Mafi and Darius Muasau made the Second Team.

A pair of Bruins have bee heralded among the conference’s top players.

The Pac-12 announced its year-end awards for the 2022 season on Tuesday, and UCLA football had representatives throughout. Running back Zach Charbonnet and edge rusher Laiatu Latu made the All-Pac-12 First Team, while left guard Atonio Mafi and linebacker Darius Muasau made the All-Pac-12 Second Team.

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, right guard Jon Gaines II, wide receiver Jake Bobo and safety Stephan Blaylock were all All-Pac-12 honorable mentions.

USC had twice as many all-conference team members all their crosstown rivals with eight, tying them with Oregon State and Washington for most representatives. Oregon and Utah had the next most with six apiece, while UCLA was tied with Washington State in sixth with four each.

Charbonnet, despite missing two games due to injury, led the Pac-12 in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage with 1,359 and 1,680, respectively. The former Michigan transfer topped the conference with 7.0 yards per carry, and he ranked second with 14 touchdowns.

Latu ranked second in the Pac-12 with 9.5 sacks on the season, and he was tied for fifth with 11.0 tackles for loss. The former Washington transfer also led the conference with three forced fumbles, and his 21 solo tackles were the most by a Bruin defensive lineman.

Mafi started all 12 games for UCLA, extending his streak to 55 consecutive appearances dating back to the season opener of his freshman campaign in 2018. Muasau, in his first year since transferring from Hawaii, ranked second on the Bruins with 77 tackles, also adding 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, three passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Thompson-Robinson, after making the All-Pac-12 Second Team in both 2020 and 2021, was bumped down a peg despite putting up career numbers across the board thanks to the influx of star transfers who entered the fray. Caleb Williams joined USC, Michael Penix Jr. went to Washington and Bo Nix went to Oregon, with each of them taking votes away from UCLA’s fifth-year man.

While those three signal-callers are all expected back next season, Thompson-Robinson has exhausted all of his eligibility and will attempt to turn pro in the spring.

Of the eight Bruins who were recognized as part of the year-end awards, five are out of collegiate eligibility. Charbonnet, meanwhile, is widely expected to make the jump to the NFL this offseason, and Latu and Muasau are also eligible to do so themselves.

The full list of award-winners and all-conference honorees is listed below:


Offensive Player of the Year: QB Caleb Williams, So., USC 

Defensive Player of the Year: DL Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., USC

Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: RB Damien Martinez, Fr., Oregon State

Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: LB Lander Barton, Fr., Utah

Co-Coaches of the Year: Kalen DeBoer, Washington and Jonathan Smith, Oregon State



QB Caleb Williams, So., USC 

RB Zach Charbonnet, Sr., UCLA

RB Damien Martinez, Fr. Oregon State

WR Rome Odunze, So., Washington 

WR Jordan Addison, Jr., USC

TE Dalton Kincaid, Sr., Utah 

OL T.J. Bass, Sr., Oregon* 

OL Braeden Daniels, Jr., Utah 

OL Alex Forsyth, Sr., Oregon 

OL Andrew Vorhees, R-Sr., USC 

OL Jaxson Kirkland, Sr., Washington** 

OL Sataoa Laumea, So., Utah    


DL Tuli Tuipulotu, Jr., USC*

DL Laiatu Latu, R-Jr., UCLA

DL Bralen Trice, So., Washington 

DL Jeremiah Martin, Sr., Washington 

LB Daiyan Henley, R-Sr., Washington State 

LB Jackson Sirmon, R-Sr., California 

LB Omar Speights, Jr., Oregon State 

DB Clark Phillips III, So., Utah

DB Christian Gonzalez, So., Oregon 

DB Mekhi Blackmon, R-Sr., USC 

DB Rejzohn Wright, Sr., Oregon State 


PK Joshua Karty, Jr., Stanford 

P Eddie Czaplicki, So., Arizona State 

RS Anthony Gould, R-So., Oregon State 

AP/ST Jack Colletto, R-Sr., Oregon State 



QB Michael Penix Jr., Jr., Washington

RB X Valladay, Gr., Arizona State

RB Travis Dye, R-Sr., USC

WR Dorian Singer, So., Arizona

WR Troy Franklin, So., Oregon

TE Benjamin Yurosek, Jr., Stanford

OL Troy Fautanu, So., Washington

OL Taliese Fuaga, So., Oregon State

OL Brett Neilon, R-Sr., USC

OL Joshua Gray, R-So., Oregon State

OL Atonio Mafi, R-Sr., UCLA


DL Brandon Dorlus, Jr., Oregon

DL Ron Stone Jr., R-Jr., Washington State

DL Brennan Jackson, R-Jr., Washington State

DL Junior Tafuna, So., Utah

LB Noah Sewell, So., Oregon

LB Karene Reid, So., Utah

LB Darius Muasau, Sr., UCLA

DB Jaydon Grant, R-Sr., Oregon State

DB Kyu Blu Kelly, Sr., Stanford

DB Calen Bullock, So., USC

DB Alex Cook, Sr., Washington


PK Peyton Henry, Sr., Washington

P Jamieson Sheahan, Sr., California

RS Silas Bolden, So., Oregon State

AP/ST Daiyan Henley, R-Sr., Washington State


ARIZONA: WR Jacob Cowing, Jr.; QB Jayden de Laura, So.; K Tyler Loop, So.; OL Jordan Morgan, Jr.; OL Jonah Savaiinaea, Fr.; RB Michael Wiley, Jr.

ARIZONA STATE: WR Elijhah Badger, R-So.; DB Jordan Clark, R-Jr.; TE Jalin Conyers, R-So.; RS Daniyel Ngata, R-So.; LB Merlin Robertson, 5th; DL Nesta Jade Slivera, Gr; LB Kyle Soelle, R-5th; DB Ro Torrance, R-So.

CALIFORNIA: DB Jeremiah Earby, Fr.; WR/RS Jeremiah Hunter, Jr.; RB Jaydn Ott, Fr.; DB Daniel Scott, R-Sr.; WR J. Michael Sturdivant, R-Fr.; DB Craig Woodson, R-Jr.

COLORADO: ILB Josh Chandler-Semedo, Gr.; DB/RS Nikko Reed, So.; OL Casey Roddick, Jr.; TE Brady Russell, Sr.; DL Jalen Sami, Jr.

OREGON: OL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Sr.; WR Chase Cota, Sr.; TE Terrance Ferguson, So.; RB Bucky Irving, So.; OLB DJ Johnson, Sr.; K Camden Lewis, Jr.; QB Bo Nix, Sr.; OL Ryan Walk, Sr.; DB Bennett Williams, Sr.

OREGON STATE: DB Alex Austin, R-So.; DB Ryan Cooper Jr., Jr.; LB Kyrei Fisher-Morris, R-Sr.; WR Tre’Shaun Harrison, Sr.; OL Brandon Kipper, R-Sr.; OL Jake Levengood, R-Jr.; P Luke Loecher, R-Sr.; DL Sione Lolohea, So.; DB Kitan Oladapo, R-Jr.; DL James Rawls, R-Jr.

STANFORD: LB Levani Dumani, Sr.; DL Stephen Herron, Sr.; WR Elijah Higgins, Sr.; LB Ricky Miezan, 5th, OL Drake Nugent, Sr.; OL Walter Rouse, Sr.; P Ryan Sanborn, Sr.; AP/ST Brycen Tremayne, 5th; WR Michael Wilson, 5th

UCLA: DB Stephan Blaylock, R-Sr.; WR Jake Bobo, R-Sr.; OL Jon Gaines II, Sr.; QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, R-Sr.

USC: OL Justin Dedich, R-Sr.; OL Jonah Monheim, R-So.; LB Shane Lee, Sr.; WR Tahj Washington, R-Jr.; DB Max Williams, R-Jr.

UTAH: OL Keaton Bills, So.; S Cole Bishop, So.; DL Jonah Elliss, So.; DB R.J. Hubert, Sr.; QB Cameron Rising, Jr.; WR Devaughn Vele, So.

WASHINGTON: OL Henry Bainivalu, Sr.; LB Cam Bright, Sr.; OL Corey Luciano, Sr.; WR Jalen McMillan, So.; RB Wayne Taulapapa, Gr.; DL Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Jr.; LB Alphonzo Tuputala, So.; DB Asa Turner, Jr.

WASHINGTON STATE: RS Robert Ferrel, 5th; P Nick Haberer, So.; OL Jarrett Kingston, R-Jr.; DB Armani Marsh, R-Sr.; DB Chau Smith-Wade, So.; QB Cam Ward, So.; RB Nakia Watson, R-Jr.

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