Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee also was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota took home Offensive Freshman of the Year honors and Trojans freshman defensive end Leonard Williams won on the defensive side.
Shaw is the fourth coach in league history to win the award in consecutive seasons. Shaw helped Stanford overcome the departure of No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck, seamlessly made a midseason quarterback change from Josh Nunes to Kevin Hogan and overtook Oregon to take the North Division crown.
Lee set conference records with 112 receptions for 1,680 yards to go with 14 touchdowns. Sutton led the Pac-12 with 1.82 tackles for loss per game and also registered 10 ½ sacks.
Colorado lineman David Bakhtiari was named to the offensive second team, while nine Buffs earned honorable mention status. Seniors Nick Kasa (TE) and Will Pericak (DL) led the way followed by sophomores Alex Lewis (OL), Daniel Munyer (OL) and Darrah O'Neill (P). Four CU freshmen also earned honorable mention status: Kennenth Crawley (DB), Marques Mosely (DB), Christian Powell (RB) and Yuri Wright (CB).
Also, Colorado was recognized as one of 47 schools in the nationto earn an honorable mention for the American Football Coaches AssociationAcademic Award. Stanford and UCLA were the only other two Pac-12 schoolsthat were honored by the AFCA. Stanford shared the team award withNorthwestern.