Cal defensive end Andre Carter and punter Nick Harris were named to the All-Pac-10 first team this week, the league office announced. It was the second straight selection for both seniors.
Harris also earned first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation and the Football Coaches Association.
Carter just missed out on Pac-10 defensive player of the year honors, getting four votes to Arizona State linebacker Adam Archuleta’s five. Stanford’s Riall Johnson got the remaining vote.
Carter, expected to be a top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, had a great senior season, picking up a school-record 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. He is one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player. He was also named a first-team All-American by the Football Writer’s Association, Football News, the Football Coaches Association and the Walter Camp Foundation.
Three Cal players were named to the conference’s second team: guard Brandon Ludwig, defensive tackle Jacob Waasdorp and kick returner Jemeel Powell. Powell also earned honorable mention honors as a cornerback, as did senior Chidi Iwuoma. Also given honorable mention were offensive linemen Reed Diehl and Mark Wilson, tailback Joe Igber and linebackers Scott Fujita and Matt Nixon Mark Wilson.