May 31, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - Seven Washington State University football players were placed on Phil Steele's 2013 Preseason All-Pac-12 Teams.
Senior safety Deone Bucannon and senior kicker Andrew Furney were each placed on the second team. Senior offensive lineman John Fullington was named to the third team along with sophomore wideout Gabe Marks and redshirt-sophomore linebacker Darryl Monroe. Redshirt-senior Leon Brooks was placed on the fourth team as a punt returner along with redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Dominique Williams.
Bucannon was a second team All-Pac-12 selection last season after making a team-high 106 tackles, tied for second-most in the Pac-12 and was the highest total by any non-linebacker. Bucannon also made a team-best four interceptions including a two-interception performance against Oregon. The Fairfield, Calif. native posted seven double-digit tackle performances including a 17-tackle game at Arizona State.
Furney, also a second team All-Pac-12 selection along with Phil Steele Midseason second team All-American honors last season, went 14-for-20 on field goal attempts, tied for second in the conference, was a perfect 7-for-7 on attempts inside 30 yards and 6-of-10 on kicks outside of 40 yards including a conference-best 60-yarder against Eastern Washington.
Fullington, a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, started all 12 games last season, the final 10 coming at left guard. Marks was second on the team with 49 catches for 560 yards and two touchdowns during his freshman campaign while Monroe garnered All-Pac-12 honorable mention after finishing second on the team with 80 tackles including 8.5 for loss and three sacks. Brooks averaged a career-best 10.6 yards-per-punt return last year while Williams tallied 34 receptions for 536 yards and three touchdowns including a pair of 100-yard games in his first season on the field for the Cougars.
Washington State opens the 2013 season August 31 at Auburn.