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Deone Buccannon, safety
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The 6-foot-1 sophomore from California is second on the team in tackles with 69 and leads the Cougars with three interceptions and four pass breakups.

Arizona wide receiver David Douglas, right, goes flying after Washington State safety Deone Buccannon (10) tripped him up during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Also attempting to make the tackle are defensive backs Damante Horton (6) and Tyree Toomer (15).

Connor Halliday, quarterback
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The redshirt freshman came off the bench in relief of Marshall Lobbestael last week and passed for 494 yards, the second-highest mark in school history and was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week.

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) completes this pass for a 17-yard touchdown to wide receiver Isiah Barton while protected by running back Rickey Galvin (5) and right tackle Dan Spitz (71) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Pullman, Wash. Halliday was 27-of-36 attempts, with four touchdowns and zero interceptions as Washington State won 37-27.

Isiah Barton, receiver/returner
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He is first on the team with 1,586 all-purpose yards and fourth in the Pac-12. He also is second on the team with 49 catches for 638 receiving. He leads the league in kickoff return yards with 940 and is sixth with a 24.7 average

Washington State wide receiver Isiah Barton (81) celebrates with running back Rickey Galvin (5) after Barton caught a Connor Halliday pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Pullman, Wash.

Alex Hoffman-Ellis, linebacker
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The senior leads the team with 72 tackles and eight tackles for loss and also has two sacks. He was second on the team in tackles last year with 81 and had 84 as a sophomore. Earlier this year he was named Pac-12 player of the week earlier for his performance against Colorado.

Oregon's LaMichael James (21) runs against Washington State's Alex Hoffman-Ellis (17) and Tyree Toomer (15) in the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Eugene, Ore.

Marquess Wilson, wide receiver
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With 67 catches, 1,197 reception yards and nine touchdowns, he leads the Pac-12 with a 119.7 yards-per-game average and is third in receptions with 6.7 per game. Last week against Arizona State, he caught eight passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns. He was all-Pac-10 and a freshman all-American last year.

Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) carries the ball on a reverse against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Pullman, Wash.