The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league’s 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.
CO-DEFENSIVE FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma, LB, Missouri City, Texas
Ross Blacklock, TCU, DT, Missouri City, Texas
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michael Dickson, Texas, P, Jr., Sydney, Australia
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, Jr., Duluth, Ga.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Poona Ford, Texas, Sr., Hilton Head, S.C.
CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR
Matt Campbell, Iowa State (2nd Season)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Sr., Austin, Texas
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma, DE/LB, Sr., Houston, Texas
Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB, Jr., Mesquite, Texas
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Will Grier, West Virginia, QB, Jr., Davidson, N.C.
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ben Banogu, TCU, DE, Jr., McKinney, Texas
CO-OFFENSIVE FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Charlie Brewer, Baylor, QB, Austin, Texas
Jalen Reagor, TCU, WR, Waxahachie, Texas
All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
Baker Mayfield garnered his second Offensive Player of the Year Award in three years, Oklahoma’s seventh overall and third consecutive. Other
OU winners include wide receiver Dede Westbrook (2016) and quarterbacks Mayfield (2015), Sam Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003 and
2004) and Josh Heupel (2000).
***Longview product and TCU senior linebacker Travin Howard has been named first team All-Big 12 for the second straight year.
***Former Lufkin Panther and Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee has been named second team All-Big 12.
***Daingerfield native and Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims has been named second team All-Big 12.
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