Big 12 Media Preseason Football Team

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, July 21st, 2018


Big 12 Announces Media Preseason Football Team
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2018 Preseason All-Big
12 Football Team and individual awards, chosen by media reps who cover
the league.
The honorees include 17 seniors, 11 juniors and one sophomore.
Seven were named to the 2017 All-Big 12 First Team while 11 were on
the second team.
Selections for the preseason individual awards were quarterback
Will Grier (West Virginia) as Offensive Player of the Year, defensive
end Ben Banogu (TCU) as Defensive Player of the Year and defensive
back Brendan Radley-Hiles (Oklahoma) as Newcomer of the Year.
Grier is the Conference’s top returner in total offense average
(328.4), passing yards per game (317.3) and passing efficiency
(162.7). The 2017 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year started 11
games for West Virginia before a season-ending hand injury in the
first quarter against Texas.
Banogu was the 2017 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year and an
All-Big 12 First Team selection on the defensive line while starting
all 14 games for TCU. He had 49 tackles last season, including 16.5
tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. His sack total was second in the
Conference behind teammate Mat Boesen and his TFL ranked third.
True freshman Radley-Hiles intercepted five passes his senior
season and added four pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He was
rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals and a four-star prospect by
247Sports and ESPN while named a U.S. Army All-American.
The Big 12 media preseason poll was released last week, followed
by the annual Big 12 Football Media Days to be conducted earlier this
week in Frisco.

Off ensive Player of the Year: Will Grier West Virginia, QB, 6-2,
212, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.
Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Banogu, TCU, DL, 6-4 249, Sr.,
McKinney, Texas
Newcomer of the Year: Brendan Radley-Hiles, Oklahoma, DB, 5-9, 186,
Fr., Inglewood, CA

QB Will Grier 3 West Virginia 6-2 212 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
RB David Montgomery 1 Iowa State 5-11 216 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
RB Rodney Anderson 2 Oklahoma 6-1 220 Jr. Katy, Texas
RB Justice Hill 1 Oklahoma State 5-10 185 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.
WR Denzel Mims 2 Baylor 6-3 209 Jr. Daingerfi eld, TX
WR Marquise Brown 3 Oklahoma 5-10 168 Jr. Hollywood, Fla.
WR David Sills V 1 West Virginia 6-4 204 Sr. Wilmington, Del.
TE Grant Calcaterra 3 Oklahoma 6-4 221 So. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
OL Dalton Risner 1 Kansas State 6-5 300 Sr. Wiggins, Colo.
OL Bobby Evans 3 Oklahoma 6-5 301 Jr. Allen, Texas
OL Ben Powers 2 Oklahoma 6-4 313 Sr. Wichita, Kan.
OL Marcus Keyes Oklahoma State 6-3 309 Jr. Port Allen, La.
OL Yodny Cajuste 2 West Virginia 6-5 321 Sr. Miami, Fla.
PK Austin Seibert 2 Oklahoma 5-9 214 Sr. Belleville, Ill.
KR/PR KaVontae Turpin 1 TCU 5-9 157 Sr. Monroe, La.

DL JaQuan Bailey 3 Iowa State 6-2 251 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DL Daniel Wise 1 Kansas 6-3 290 Sr. Lewisville, Texas
DL Jordan Brailford 2 Oklahoma State 6-3 250 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.
DL Ben Banogu 1 TCU 6-4 249 Sr. McKinney, Texas
DL Breckyn Hager 3 Texas 6-3 255 Sr. Austin, Texas
LB Joe Dineen Jr. 2 Kansas 6-2 235 Sr. Lawrence, Kan.
LB Dakota Allen 2 Texas Tech 6-1 235 Sr. Humble, Texas
LB David Long Jr. 3 West Virginia 5-11 221 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
DB Brian Peavy 2 Iowa State 5-9 194 Sr. Houston, Texas
DB Kendall Adams Kansas State 6-1 228 Sr. Fort Worth, Texas
DB Kris Boyd Texas 6-0 195 Sr. Gilmer, Texas
DB Jah’Shawn Johnson 2 Texas Tech 5-10 185 Sr. Ennis, Texas
DB Justus Parker 2 Texas Tech 6-0 205 Jr. La Vernia, Texas
P Austin Seibert 3 Oklahoma 5-9 214 Sr. Belleville, Ill.
1 2017 All-Big 12 First Team selection
2 2017 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
3 2017 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention



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