Travis Hunter was the highlight of the Pac-12 all-conference teams, earning first team All-Pac-12 honors at defensive back and second team honors as an all-purpose specialist. In addition, four other Colorado players received Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 nods. Hunter had an impressive season on both sides of the ball, recording 30 tackles and three interceptions as a corner while also making significant contributions as a wide receiver. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders had a standout first season at the Power Five level, setting a new single-season Colorado record for passing yards. Safety Shilo Sanders made a major impact on the Colorado defense, leading the team in total tackles and forced fumbles. Punter Mark Vassett played a crucial role in flipping the field for the Buffs. Running back Dylan Edwards was also recognized as an honorable mention selection for the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman Player of the Year award.

Why It Matters

The all-conference honors highlight the individual performances and contributions of Colorado players in the Pac-12. It acknowledges their talent and impact on the field, raising their profile within the conference and potentially attracting attention from professional scouts.

By the Numbers
  • Travis Hunter: 30 tackles, 3 interceptions, 57 receptions, 721 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns
  • Shedeur Sanders: 3,230 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 4 rushing touchdowns
  • Shilo Sanders: 69 total tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 1 interception for a touchdown
  • Mark Vassett: 22 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line, 16 punts of at least 50 yards
  • Dylan Edwards: 321 rushing yards, 299 receiving yards, 5 total touchdowns
Bottom Line

Travis Hunter's exceptional season earned him first team All-Pac-12 honors in two positions. The all-conference recognition highlights the talent and impact of the Colorado players, further establishing their presence in the Pac-12.