PULLMAN, Wash. – Five Washington State football players received Midseason All-Pac-12 accolades from Phil Steele Magazine earlier this week. Senior safety Deone Bucannon was also named a Midseason All-American by SportsIllustrated.com.
Bucannon was named to Phil Steele’s All-Pac-12 first team while senior center Elliott Bosch was placed on the second team. Redshirt-senior punt returner Leon Brooks, junior linebacker Cyrus Coen, and sophomore wide receiver Gabe Marks each received third team honors.
Bucannon enters the week leading the Pac-12 Conference in tackles with 64 and tied for second with a team-high four interceptions. He has tallied double-digit tackles twice this season, 14 at Auburn and 12 in the win at California. The Fairfield, Calif. native is currently fourth in WSU history with 13 career interceptions and tied for fifth in career tackles with 334. Prior to the season, the two-time all-conference selection Bucannon was named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, the Preseason All-American Second Team by Athlon sports and Phil Steele Magazine.
Bosch has started at center all seven games, leading an offensive line that has blocked for the country’s eighth-best passing offense and posted eight rushing touchdowns, already surpassing last year’s total of six. The Spokane, Wash. native was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention pick last season.
Brooks is enjoying a career year for the Cougars, owning the third-best punt return average in the conference at 11.0 ypr. The Habor City, Calif. native has recorded returns of 51 yards, 26 yards and 22 yards this season. Coen is tied for second on the team and tied for eighth in Pac-12 with 45 tackles but owns a team-high three sacks and recorded 6.5 tackles-for-loss. Marks enters the weekend second in the conference with 46 receptions, seventh in receiving yards with 512 and second on the team with four touchdown catches. The Los Angeles native was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List in late September.