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Marqise Lee named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year

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05:58 PM ET 11.26 | USC sophomore wide receiver and Heisman candidate Marqise Lee was selected as the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Year for the 2012 season. Lee set school records and Pac-12 records for receptions and receiving yards in a season, with his 112 catches and 1,680 yards -- good for first and second in the nation in their respective categories. The 112 catches by Lee were just one more than teammate Robert Woods had in 2011 when he broke a record set by Keyshawn Johnson back in 1995, when ironically enough, he was selected as the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year. Marqise Lee is the 10th Trojan to win the award since the conference began awarding players in 1975, and the fifth to win it outright since the award was split into offense and defense awards back in the early 1980s. Matt Leinart and Reggie were both two-time offensive winners for Troy, as they shared the award in 2004 and won it outright in 2003 and 2005, respectively.

Reign of Troy

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November 27, 2012  03:59 AM ET

Will he win the Heisman though? Manti Te'o is a defensive player and Johnny TD is a freshman.
Who's that leave?

November 27, 2012  04:23 AM ET

Nice to have a little "sunshine" in an otherwise "cloudy" year for the Trojans...!

November 27, 2012  05:31 AM ET

Wow. Kinda surprised they got this one right. Would have thought they'd pick a Duck. IMO, Lee should win the Biletnikoff, hands down, as well.

November 27, 2012  06:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wow. Kinda surprised they got this one right. Would have thought they'd pick a Duck. IMO, Lee should win the Biletnikoff, hands down, as well.

I think problem was that there are 3 Ducks to choose from, whereas Lee (in light of Barkley's sub year and injuries) pretty much stood alone.

November 27, 2012  07:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Will he win the Heisman though? Manti Te'o is a defensive player and Johnny TD is a freshman.Who's that leave?

I agree, the Heisman voter base is still a bunch of stodgy old men who refuse to vote a frosh #1.... Colin Klein if he mangles the shorthorns???

November 27, 2012  07:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Will he win the Heisman though? Manti Te'o is a defensive player and Johnny TD is a freshman.Who's that leave?

Braxton Miller!

November 27, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Marquise didn't look that great last week against ND.

November 27, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Will he win the Heisman though? Manti Te'o is a defensive player and Johnny TD is a freshman.Who's that leave?

Manti Te'o

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November 27, 2012  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Marquise didn't look that great last week against ND.

What?? Lee had 5 receptions for 75 yards, while being mugged all night!!! Maybe that's not "great", but in my eyes, it ain't too shabby!!!

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November 27, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Manti Te'o

I agree!!!!

November 27, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Marquise didn't look that great last week against ND.

He had a new QB throwing to him. Lee is the most talented player in cfb.

November 27, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He had a new QB throwing to him. Lee is the most talented player in cfb.

And he is only a Sophomore!!!! IMO, he will enter the NFL draft after next year.

November 27, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Marquise didn't look that great last week against ND.

You were not watching the game then.

November 27, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wow. Kinda surprised they got this one right. Would have thought they'd pick a Duck. IMO, Lee should win the Biletnikoff, hands down, as well.

+1.

The guy is gonna make some NFL QB a very happy man.

November 27, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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You were not watching the game then.

Yeah I watched with the sound turned down. It's amazing how ordinary players seem when you do that. A couple of passes, including a TD, were right there but it appeared he didn't see them.

November 27, 2012  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

+1. The guy is gonna make some NFL QB a very happy man.

Lee is listed at 6'0", he sure looks taller than that.

November 27, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Marquise didn't look that great last week against ND.

That's cuz the Irish DBs were dragging him down any time the ball got thrown anywhere near him.

 
November 27, 2012  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

That's cuz the Irish DBs were dragging him down any time the ball got thrown anywhere near him.

Good point and it worked for the Irish!!!

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