While overall team results weren’t good, Colorado Buffaloes junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver was selected to the first-team All-PAC-12 on Tuesday. 26 of 27 first-team selections are making their first appearance on the all-conference squad.

The league will announce the conference player of the year and coach of the year awards Tuesday, but don’t expect to see any Buffs in the running. Oliver was the lone Buffs’ player represented on either the first- or second-teams. However, five other Buffs were honored as All-PAC-12 Honorable Mention in 2017:

  • Redshirt senior tailback Phil Lindsay
  • Redshirt senior left Tackle Jeromy Irwin
  • Junior inside linebacker Rick Gamboa
  • Junior defensive back Evan Worthington
  • Redshirt sophomore quarterback Steven Montez

In 10 games this season, Oliver recorded 26 total tackles, 13 breakups and two interceptions despite missing two games with an undisclosed leg injury. Those were the only two games he missed in his tenure at Boulder. Over the past three years, he was able to play in 37 of a possible 39 games, amassing 32 pass breakups and three interceptions.

On Friday, Oliver announced via Twitter that he will forego his senior year with the Buffaloes and enter the 2018 NFL draft. He is projected by many as one of the top cover corners in this year’s class and is widely thought to have a first-round grade.

Despite placing nine teams in bowl games in 2017, there will not be a PAC-12 representative in the upcoming college football playoff. Some consider it a down year, but the nine-game conference schedule seemed to again take a toll on the league.

Here’s the 2017 Pac-12 football All-Conference honors:


QB Sam Darnold, RSo., USC

RB Ronald Jones II, Jr., USC

RB Bryce Love, Jr., Stanford

WR N’Keal Harry, So., Arizona State

WR Dante Pettis, Sr., Washington

TE Dalton Shultz, Sr., Stanford

OL Tyrell Crosby, Sr., Oregon

OL Nate Herbig, So., Stanford

OL Kaleb McGary, Jr., Washington

OL Cody O’Connell, RSr., Washington State

OL Coleman Shelton, Sr., Washington



DL Rasheem Green, Jr., USC

DL Hercules Mata’afa, RJr., Washington State

DL Harrison Phillips, Sr., Stanford

DL Vita Vea, Jr., Washington

LB Uchenna Nwosu, Sr., USC

LB Cameron Smith, Jr., USC

LB Kenny Young, Sr., UCLA

DB Isaiah Oliver, Jr., Colorado

DB Taylor Rapp, So., Washington

DB Justin Reid, Jr., Stanford

DB Marvell Tell, Jr., USC



QB Josh Rosen, Jr., UCLA

RB Royce Freeman, Sr., Oregon

RB Myles Gaskin, Jr, Washington

WR Deontay Burnett, Jr., USC

WR Darren Carrington II, Sr., Utah

TE Will Dissly, Sr., Washington

David Bright, RSr., Stanford

OL Toa Lobendahn, RJr., USC

OL Cole Madison, RSr., Washington State

OL Kolton Miller, RJr., UCLA

OL Salesi Uhatafe, Sr., Utah



DL Greg Gaines, Jr., Washington

DL Jalen Jelks, RJr., Oregon

DL Christian Rector, RSo., USC

DL JoJo Wicker, Jr., Arizona State

LB Keishawn Bierra, Sr., Washington

LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Jr., Washington

LB Troy Dye, So., Oregon

DB Julian Blackmon, So., Utah

DB Chase Lucas, RFr., Arizona State

DB Jojo McIntosh, Jr., Washington

DB Quenton Meeks, Jr., Stanford

DB Jalen Thompson, So., Washington State

DB Jaleel Wadood, Sr., UCLA



PK Matt Gay, Jr., Utah

P Mitch Wishnowsky, Jr., Utah (1)

RS Dante Pettis, Sr., Washington

AP/ST Brenden Schooler, So., Oregon

AP/ST Michael Pittman Jr., So., USC



PK Erik Powell, RSr., Washington State

P Jake Bailey, Jr., Stanford

RS Boobie Hobbs, Sr., Utah

AP/ST Matt Lopes, RSr., USC