Five Colorado players were named to the preseason Pac-12 All-Conference football team.
The team selected by media covering the Pac-12 was announced Tuesday by the conference.
CU was the only team without a player on the first or second team. The other 11 teams had at least one first-teamer and at least two on the first or second team.
For the Buffs, tackle Frank Phillip, defensive linemen Terrence Lang and Jalen Sammy and safety Isaiah Lewis all earned honorable mentions. Cornerback Nico Reed also earned honors as a return specialist.
Utah, the defending Pac-12 champion, and Southern California both had six first-team selections to lead the conference.
Three former Buffs were honored. Cornerbacks Mekhi Blackmon (USC) and Christian Gonzalez (Oregon) both received second-team recognition, while receiver Brandon Rice (USC) earned honors as a return specialist. All three transferred from CU last winter.
Preseason All-Pac-12 Football Team
1st team offense
QB – Caleb Williams, USC
RB – Zach Charbonnet, UCLA; Tevin Thomas, Utah
WR – Jordan Addison, USC; Mario Williams, USC
TE – Brant Koveith, Utah
OL – TJ Bass, Oregon; Brayden Daniels, Utah; Alex Forsyth, Oregon; Jackson Kirkland, Washington; Andrew Voorhees, USC.
First team defense
DL – Brandon Dorles, Oregon; Wayne Flinger, Utah; Ron Stone Jr., Washington State; Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
LB – Noah Sewell, Oregon; Jackson Sermon, California; Omar Speights, Oregon State
DB – Cole Bishop, Utah; Q. Blue Kelly, Stanford; Clark Phillips III, Utah; Daniel Scott, California
First team specialists
PK – Dan Janikowski, Washington State
P – Kyle Ostendorp, Arizona
AP/ST – Travis Dye, USC
Return Specialist – DJ Taylor, Arizona State
Second team offense
QB – Cameron Rising, Utah
RB – Byron Cardwell, Oregon; Travis Dye, USC
WR – Jake Bobo, UCLA; Jacob Cowing, Arizona
TE – Benjamin Yuracek, Stanford
OL – Joshua Gray, Oregon State; LaDarius Henderson, Arizona State; Brandon Kiper, Oregon State; Satoa Laumea, Utah; Brett Nealon, USC
The other team’s defense
DL – Kevin Barrs, Arizona; Brett Johnson, California; Jr. Tafoona, Utah; Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
LB – Justin Flow, Oregon; Dara Moussao, UCLA; Merlin Robertson, Arizona State
DB – Mekhi Blackmon, USC; Christian Gonzalez, Oregon; Jaydon Grant, Oregon State; Region Wright, Oregon State
Other team experts
PK – Camden Lewis, Oregon
P – Luke Locher, Oregon State
AP/ST – Jack Colletto, Oregon State
Return Specialist – Gary Bryant Jr., USC