Bucannon, four other Cougs earn Pac-12 honors


SENIOR DEONE BUCANNON WAS ONE of five Cougars earning All Pac-12 recognition on Monday. Nobody in the Pac-12 this season posted more tackles than the Washington State safety -- Bucannon racked up 109 takedowns over the course of the 2013 regular season.

Deone Bucannon's 109 tackles this season were the most for the Cougs since James Darling's 136 in 1996. His career total is 379, the fourth-most in school history.

WSU redshirt-senior center Elliott Bosch, freshman wide receiver River Cracraft, senior kicker Andrew Furney and senior cornerback Damante Horton each received honorable mention.

Bucannon becomes the first Cougar to earn first team accolades since wideout Brandon Gibson in 2007 and the first defensive back since safety Eric Frampton in 2006. Bucannon tied for the team lead and tied for fourth in the conference with five interceptions. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two, tallied 4.5 tackles-for-loss and registered four double-digit tackle performances. His 74 solo tackles are the tenth-most in the country this season.

Bosch earns his second straight All-Pac-12 honorable mention after starting all 12 games at center for the second consecutive year. Cracraft earns his first career all-conference accolade after making 37 receptions for 489 yards and two touchdowns. He started nine games as true freshmen and was second on the team averaging 13.2 yards-per-catch.

Furney received his second career all-conference honor after earning a spot on the second team last season. The Burlington, Wash. native 15-of-19 on field goal attempts this season. He owns the third-most makes (46) in school history, the third-most 50+ yard kicks (4) and second highest field goal percentage (76.6, 46-60) in school history.

Horton picks up his second career All-Pac-12 honorable mention honor, after receiving the same recognition in 2011. The Oakland, Calif. native tied for the team-lead and was tied for fourth in the conference with five interceptions, three he returned for touchdowns (USC, Southern Utah, Utah). Horton made 43 tackles and broke up three passes.

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