Michael Penix Jr., Rome Odunze land on midseason AP All-America team
Michael Penix Jr. and Rome Odunze are first-team selections on the midseason AP All-America offense.
Washington’s leading passer and wide receiver were two of the four Pac-12 players on the first-team offense. A fifth Pac-12 representative (UCLA’s Laiatu Latu, a former Husky) landed on the first-team defense. You can find the full midseason All-America ballot from the Associated Press here.
Penix lifted the fifth-ranked Huskies (6-0) to a 36-33 victory over Oregon on Saturday, throwing a game-winning touchdown to Odunze with 1:38 left to play to win the first top-10 matchup between the two teams in series history. Penix threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns while completing 22 of his 37 attempts to hand the Ducks their first loss of the season.
He has at least 300 yards passing in every game this season, and has tossed at least four touchdowns in four of UW’s six games.
Odunze currently leads the Pac-12 in receiving, with 736 yards and six touchdowns on 40 receptions. His 18.4 yards-per-catch average is fourth among all conference receivers. He’s also fourth nationally in yardage.