Despite missing three full games with an injury, Colorado's Laviska Shenault did enough to impress the coaches in the Pac-12 Conference.

On Tuesday, the sophomore receiver was named first-team all-Pac-12 in a vote of league coaches.

Shenault is the first offensive player from CU to earn first-team honors since receiver Paul Richardson in 2013.

This season, Shenault caught 89 passes for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns, while also rushing for 115 yards and five touchdowns. He led the country with 9.6 receptions per game and finished fourth nationally — and first in the Pac-12 - with 112.3 receiving yards per game.

Since CU joined the Pac-12 in 2011, Shenault is just the seventh Buff to earn first-team all-conference honors. In addition to Richardson, four players — cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, linebacker Jimmie Gilbert, safety Tedric Thompson and special teamer Ryan Moeller — were honored in 2016, and cornerback Isaiah Oliver was honored in 2017.

Six CU players received honorable mention: linebackers Rick Gamboa and Nate Landman; defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson; safety Evan Worthington; running back Travon McMillian; and offensive lineman Will Sherman.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33


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