Marqise Lee named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year

Harry How

The sophomore from Inglewood is the first USC player to win the honor since Reggie Bush in 2005.

It should come as no surprise when you break conference records for receptions and receiving yards that you're named the best offensive player in the conference. USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee was given just such an honor today.

Lee was an absolute machine offensively, catching 112 passes for 1,680 yards with 14 touchdowns on the season. He also leads the conference in kick return yardage, averaging 28.6 yards per return. His 215.67 all purpose yards per game ranks third in the FBS.

Lee shattered Pac-12 single game offensive records against the Arizona Wildcats when he went for 345 yards receiving and 469 all-purpose yards. The Offensive Player of the Year honor is another trophy to put in the case for Lee who was named a 2011 Pac-12 co-Freshman Offensive Player of the Year.

Arizona State Sun Devils defensive end Will Sutton was named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota picked up Freshman Offensive Player of the Year honors while Lee's teammate, defensive end Leonard Williams, was named the Freshman Defensive Player of the Year.

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