The sophomore Carey finished second in the nation in rushing with 1,757 yards, rushing for 20 touchdowns in the process. Carey trailed Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch by just 14 yards for the top total in the nation. He led the nation in total yards from scrimmage with 2,045, and set a new Pac-12 record when he ran for 366 yards against Colorado.
The junior Sutton was also named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He was fifth nationally with 20 tackles for loss and had 10.5 sacks, good for third-best in the Pac-12.
The Pac-12 was well represented in CBS Sports list, with seven players being named to the first-team squad, including UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Stanford tight end Zach Ertz.