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HCA: Gardner Minshew named one of 12 best in conference

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The Mississippi Mustache is the only football player on the list

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Gardner Minshew may no longer be in college but he is still bringing in awards from when he was as he was announced as a top-12 athlete in the Pac-12 conference for the 2018-2019 season. The conference announced this weekend that Minshew is the only football player to make the list as he comes in at number 12.

Helping lead the Cougars to a school high 11 wins and a bowl victory over Iowa State, the Pac-12 football offensive player of the year made a name for himself in the short time he was on the Palouse.

The man with the mustache finished his 2018 campaign with 4,779 yards going 468 for 662 and only throwing nine interceptions. He added 38 touchdowns through the air and another four on the ground.

His stats on the year were enough to prove to the Jacksonville Jaguars that he can compete at the next level. He is currently competing for the backup roll to Nick Foles. The Jaguars currently have four quarterbacks on their roster and will likely cut two of them when the final cuts are due at the end of August.

Minshew joins Dani Jones (Colorado - track), Catarina Macario (Stanford - women’s soccer), Adley Rutschman (Oregon State - baseball), Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA - gymnastics), Kristine Anigwe (California - women’s basketball), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State - wrestling), Matisse Thybulle (Washington - men’s basketball), Rachel Garcia (UCLA - softball), Kathryn Plummer (Stanford - Volleyball), Kyla Ross (UCLA - Gymnastics), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon - women’s basketball) as the top ranked athletes in the Pac-12 this past year.

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