Preseason All-Big 12, awards unveiled

July, 18, 2012
The Big 12 released its preseason All-Big 12 team and preseason awards on Wednesday. Here they are, including all of the first-teamers.

I'll reveal my personal ballot later this month, and have a few thoughts on the guys who did make it when I return from vacation on Monday.

Trust me, I have a lot. (Biggest snub of anyone: Texas cornerback Carrington Byndom. Complete travesty.) Plenty more where that came from. Come back next week.

Offensive Player of the Year: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

Newcomer of the Year: Trey Metoyer, WR, Oklahoma
QB: Geno Smith, WVU
RB: Malcom Brown, Texas
RB: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
WR: Tavon Austin, WVU
WR: Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

TE: Jordan Najvar, Baylor
C: Ben Habern, Oklahoma
OL: Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State
OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
OL: LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

DL: Alex Okafor, Texas
DL: Stansly Maponga, TCU
DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
DL: Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma
LB: Jake Knott, Iowa State
LB: Arthur Brown, Kansas State
LB: A.J. Klein, Iowa State
DB: Nigel Malone, Kansas State
DB: Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State
DB: Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
DB: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

PK: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

PR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia

KR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State



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