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.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bryce Petty, Baylor, QB, Jr, Midlothian, Texas
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Jason Verrett, TCU, DB, Sr, Fairfield, Calif.
Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas, DE, Sr, Plano, Texas
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Charles Sims (right), West Virginia, RB, Sr, Houston, Texas
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Isaiah Johnson, Kansas, DB, So, Cary, N.C.
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech, QB, Austin, Texas
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma, LB, Tulsa, Okla.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, PR/KR, Jr, Tulsa, Okla.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Sr, Fort Worth, Texas
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Ryan Mueller, Kansas State, DE, Jr, Leawood, Kan.
CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR
Art Briles, Baylor, 6th Season
All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
Bryce Petty is the second Baylor quarterback in the last three seasons to be named Offensive Player of the Year (Robert Griffin III, 2011).
Co-Defensive Players of the Year were also selected in 2011. Jackson Jeffcoat is the fourth Texas player to win the award while Verrett is the first from TCU and picked up the Horned Frogs’ second individual honor since joining the Conference in 2012.
Charles Sims is West Virginia’s second individual award winner since becoming a Big 12 member in 2012.
Isaiah Johson is the first Jayhawk to earn Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Art Briles is the first Baylor mentor to be named Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year.
Texas Tech picked up its third Offensive Freshman of the Year honor while Oklahoma claimed Defensive Freshman of the Year for the fifth season.
Tyler Lockett is the second Wildcat wide receiver to be selected Special Teams Player of the Year (Brandon Banks, 2009)
Baylor’s Cyril Richardson was named Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second consecutive season.
K-State earned its second straight Defensive Lineman of the Year honor (Meshak Williams, 2012).
Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 18-year history of the Big 12 with 28. K-State is second (25), followed by Texas (24), Oklahoma State (15), Baylor (9), Texas Tech (8), Iowa State (8), Kansas (7), TCU (2) and West Virginia (2).
2013 All-Big 12 Football First Team
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
QB Bryce Petty Baylor Jr. Midlothian, Texas/Midlothian
RB Lache Seastrunk Baylor Jr. Temple, Texas/Temple/Oregon
RB Charles Sims West Virginia Sr. Houston, Texas/University of Houston
FB Trey Millard [r1] Oklahoma Sr. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Antwan Goodley Baylor Jr. Midland, Texas/Midland
WR Tevin Reese Baylor Sr. Temple, Texas/Temple
WR Tyler Lockett K-State Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
TE Jace Amaro**^ Texas Tech Jr. San Antonio, Texas/ MacArthur
OL Spencer Drango Baylor So. Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park
OL Cyril Richardson [r1] Baylor Sr. Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley
OL B.J. Finney K-State Sr. Andale, Kan./Andale
OL Gabe Ikard** [r1] Oklahoma Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness
OL Parker Graham Oklahoma State Sr. Webb City, Mo./Webb City
PK Anthony Fera Texas Sr. Cypress, Texas/St. Pius X
KR/PR Tyler Lockett K-State Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
DL Chris McAllister Baylor Sr. Converse, Texas/Judson
DL Ryan Mueller K-State Jr. Leawood, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas
DL Charles Tapper Oklahoma So. Baltimore, Md./City College
DL Calvin Barnett [r1] Oklahoma State Sr. Tulsa, OK/Washington/Navarro CC
DL Jackson Jeffcoat Texas Sr. Plano, Texas/Plano West
LB Eddie Lackey Baylor Sr. Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta/Northwood/Riverside CC
LB Jeremiah George Iowa State Sr. Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater
LB Shaun Lewis Oklahoma State Sr. Missouri City, Texas/Hightower
DB Ahmad Dixon Baylor Sr. Waco, Texas/Midway
DB Ty Zimmerman [r1] K-State Sr. Junction City, Kan./Junction City
DB Aaron Colvin [r1] Oklahoma Sr. Owasso, Okla./Owasso
DB Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State Sr. Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville
DB Jason Verrett [r1] TCU Sr. Fairfield, Calif./Rodriguez/Santa Rosa JC
P Spencer Roth Baylor Jr. Knoxville, Tenn./Catholic
[r1] - Repeat first team selection from last season.
^Second Team selection in 2012.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.
2013 All-Big 12 Football Second Team
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
QB Clint Chelf Oklahoma State Sr. Enid, Okla./Enid
RB James Sims [r2] Kansas Sr. Irving, Texas/MacArthur
RB Malcolm Brown Texas Jr. Cibolo, Texas/Steel
FB Kye Staley [r2] Oklahoma State Sr. Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie
WR Jalen Saunders Oklahoma Sr. Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove/Fresno State
WR Josh Stewart Oklahoma State Jr. Denton, Texas/Guyer
WR Jaxon Shipley Texas Jr. Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood
TE EJ Bibbs Iowa State Jr. Chicago, Ill./Bogan/Arizona Western CC
OL Cody Whitehair K-State Jr. Abilene, Kan./Abilene
OL Daryl Williams Oklahoma Jr. Lake Dallas, Texas/Lake Dallas
OL Donald Hawkins Texas Sr. Tunica, Miss./Rosa Fort/Northwest CC
OL Trey Hopkins [r2] Texas Sr. Galena Park, Texas/North Shore
OL Le’Raven Clark Texas Tech So. Rockdale, Texas/Rockdale
PK Michael Hunnicutt Oklahoma Jr. Richardson, Texas/Pearce
KR/PR Josh Stewart Oklahoma State Jr. Denton, Texas/Guyer
DL Tyler Johnson Oklahoma State Sr. Haskell, Okla./Haskell
DL Chucky Hunter [r2] TCU Jr. West Monroe, La./West Monroe
DL Cedric Reed Texas Jr. Cleveland, Texas/Cleveland
DL Kerry Hyder [r2] Texas Tech Sr. Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson
DL Will Clarke West Virginia Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa./Allderdice
LB Ben Heeney [r2] Kansas Jr. Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson
LB Eric Striker Oklahoma So. Seffner, Fla./Armwood
LB Caleb Lavey Oklahoma State Sr. Celina, Texas/Celina
DB Jacques Washington Iowa State Sr. Owasso, Okla./Owasso
DB Daytawion Lowe Oklahoma State Sr. Midwest City, Okla./Carl Albert
DB Sam Carter [r2] TCU Jr. Alief, Texas/Hastings
DB Carrington Byndom Texas Sr. Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin
DB Darwin Cook West Virginia Sr. Cleveland, Ohio/Shaw
P Kirby Van Der Kamp [r2] Iowa State Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley
P Nick O’Toole West Virginia So. Corona, Calif./Mater Dei/Fullerton College
A tie in voting created an additional second-team punter spot.
[r2] - Repeat second team selection from last season.
2013 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Baylor: Demetri Goodson (DB), Bryce Hager (LB), Stefan Huber (OL), Aaron Jones (PK), Eddie Lackey (Def. PoY), Shock Linwood (Off. FoY), KJ Morton (DB), Jordan Najvar (TE), Levi Norwood (KR/PR, WR), Shawn Oakman (DL, Def. NoY), Kelvin Palmer (OL)
Iowa State: EJ Bibbs (Off. NoY), Daniel Burton (Off. FoY), Tom Farniok (OL), Jeremiah George (Def. PoY), Cory Morrissey (DL), Nigel Tribune (Def. FoY)
Kansas: Ngalu Fusimalohi (OL), Isaiah Johnson (DB), Dexter McDonald (DB), Jimmay Mundine (TE), Trevor Pardula (P, ST PoY), JaCorey Shepherd (KR/PR, DB), James Sims (Off. PoY)
K-State: Travis Britz (DL), Glenn Gronkowski (FB), John Hubert (RB), Tyler Lockett (Off. PoY), Cornelius Lucas (OL), Tavon Rooks (OL), Daniel Sams (QB), Blake Slaughter (LB), Tremaine Thompson (KR/PR), Ty Zimmermam (Def. PoY)
Oklahoma: Gabe Ikard (Off. LoY), Gabe Lynn (DB), Frank Shannon (LB), Bob Stoops (CoY)
Oklahoma State: Calvin Barnett (Def. LoY), James Castleman (DL), Justin Gilbert (KR/PR, ST PoY), Parker Graham (Off. LoY), Tracy Moore (WR), Emmanuel Ogbah (DL, Def. FoY), Josh Stewart (ST PoY), Brandon Webb (OL), Sam Wren (Def. NoY)
TCU: B.J. Catalon (KR/PR), Jaden Oberkrom (PK), Kevin White (DB)
Texas: Mack Brown (CoY), Mike Davis (WR), Quandre Diggs (DB), Steve Edmond (LB), Dominic Espinosa (OL), Anthony Fera (ST PoY), Jackson Jeffcoat (Def. LoY), Adrian Phillips (DB), Geoff Swaim (TE), Alex De La Torre (FB), Mason Walters (OL), Chris Whaley (DL)
Texas Tech: Ryan Bustin (PK), Ryan Erxleben (P), Jakeem Grant (WR), Bradley Marquez (WR), Baker Mayfield (QB), Tre’ Porter (DB), Pete Robertson (LB), Will Smith (LB), Eric Ward (WR)
West Virginia: Cody Clay (FB), Curtis Feigt (OL), Karl Joseph (DB), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB), Quinton Spain (OL)