Five Trojans Receive Pro Football Focus Awards

USC’s Pro Football Focus All-Pac 12 awards:

OFFENSIVE GUARD

First Team: Chris Brown, USC

Brown’s pass-blocking efficiency rating of 99.1 ties him at No. 6 among all FBS guards.

Second Team: Gus Lavaka, Oregon State

EDGE DEFENDER
First Team: Justin Hollins, Oregon

Hollins posted the highest pass-rush grade (86.8) among all of the Pac-12’s edge defenders.

Second Team: Christian Rector, USC

FLEX DEFENSE
First Team: Cameron Smith, USC

Smith made a splash as a freshman and improved his grade every year since, and his 91.2 run-defense grade leads all Pac-12 linebackers.

Second Team: Chase Hansen, Utah

KICK RETURNER
First Team: Ashtyn Davis, Cal

Davis pulling double-duty on the Pac-12 first team as he leads the Pac-12 in both kick return yards (607) as well as kick-return grade.

Second Team: Velus Jones Jr., USC

PUNT RETURNER
First Team: Tyler Vaughns, USC

Vaughns averaged 10.5 yards per return including an 82-yard touchdown against Arizona State.

Second Team: Trenton Irwin, Stanford

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