2018 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2018

2018 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced
IRVING, Texas – 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.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, QB, Jr., Allen, Texas

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Long Jr., West Virginia, LB, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Jalen Hurd, Baylor, WR, Sr., Hendersonville, Tenn.

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Greg Eisworth, Iowa State, DB, So., Grand Prairie, Texas

OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas, RB, New Orleans, La.

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:

DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Caden Sterns, Texas, DB, Cibolo, Texas

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Austin Seibert, Oklahoma, K/P, Sr., Belleville, Ill.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR

Dalton Risner, K-State, Sr., Wiggins, Colo. Dru Samia, Oklahoma, Sr., Sacramento, Calif. Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia, Sr., Miami, Fla.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

Charles Omenihu, Texas, Sr., Rowlett, Texas

CHUCK NEINAS COACHES OF THE YEAR

Matt Campbell, Iowa State (3rd Season) Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma (2nd Season)

  •   Kyler Murray garnered Oklahoma’s fourth consecutive and eighth overall O ensive Player of the Year award. Other OU winners include wide receiver Dede Westbrook (2016) and quarterbacks May eld (2015 and 2017), Sam Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003 and 2004) and Josh Heupel (2000).
  •   David Long Jr. is the rst West Virginia student-athlete to be named Defensive Player of the Year.
  •   Jalen Hurd is the second Baylor player to be selected O ensive Newcomer of the year, joining RB Lache Seastrunk in 2012.
  •   Greg Eisworth is the fth Iowa State player named as Defensive Newcomer of the Year with the last being DL Demond Tucker in 2015.
  •   Pooka Williams Jr. is the rst Kansas rookie to win O ensive Freshman of the Year.
  •   Caden Sterns is the seventh Longhorn to pick up Defensive Freshman of the Year. The last Texas winner was LB Malik Je erson in 2015.
  •   Austin Seibert is the rst Oklahoma player voted as Special Teams Player of the Year.
  •   This is the rst season that the O ensive Lineman of the Year award was shared and the rst time that more than two players earned a share of any individual award. Oklahoma has claimed the honor three-consecutive years while K-State picked up its second and West Virginia its rst.
  •   Charles Omenihu was named Defensive Lineman of the Year joining previous Texas selections Poona Ford (2017) and Brian Orakpo (2008).
  •   Matt Campbell was recognized as Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year for the second straight season while Lincoln Riley claimed his rst honor.
  •   Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 22-year history of the Big 12 with 43. K-State is second (33), followed by Texas (31), Oklahoma State (19), Baylor (15), Iowa State (14), Kansas (8), TCU (8), Texas Tech (8) and West Virginia (6).

OFFENSE
Pos. Player
QB Kyler Murray # RB Pooka Williams Jr. RB Justice Hill [r1] FB Andrew Beck
WR Marquise Brown WR Tylan Wallace
WR David Sills V [r1] TE Grant Calcaterra TE Trevon Wesco
OL Dalton Risner [r2] OL Cody Ford
OL Ben Powers *
OL Dru Samia *
OL Yodny Cajuste * PK Austin Seibert * PK Clayton Hat eld KR/PR Pooka Williams Jr.

DEFENSE

DL Daniel Wise [r1]
DL Jordan Brailford * DL Ben Banogu [r1] DL L.J. Collier
DL Charles Omenihu LB Joe Dineen Jr. *
LB Dakota Allen *
LB David Long Jr.
DB Greg Eisworth
DB Kris Boyd
DB Caden Sterns
DB Adrian Frye
DB Kenny Robinson Jr. P Drew Galitz

School

Oklahoma Kansas Oklahoma State Texas Oklahoma Oklahoma State West Virginia Oklahoma

West Virginia K-State Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma West Virginia Oklahoma Texas Tech Kansas

Kansas Oklahoma State TCU
TCU
Texas
Kansas
Texas Tech West Virginia Iowa State Texas
Texas
Texas Tech West Virginia Baylor

Class Hometown/Previous School

Jr. Allen, Texas/Texas A&M
Fr. New Orleans, La./Hahnville
Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
Sr. Tampa, Fla./Plant
Jr. Hollywood, Fla./College of the Canyons
So. Fort Worth, Texas/South Hills
Sr. Wilmington, Del./El Camino College
So. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./ Santa Margarita Catholic Sr. Martinsburg, W.Va./Lackawanna College
Sr. Wiggins, Colo./Wiggins
Jr. Pineville, La./Pineville
Sr. Wichita, Kan./Butler CC
Sr. Sacramento, Calif./River City
Sr. Miami, Fla./Miramar
Sr. Belleville, Ill./Belleville West
Sr. Boerne, Texas/Champion
Fr. New Orleans, La./Hahnville

Sr. Lewisville, Texas/Hebron
Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington Sr. McKinney, Texas/ULM
Sr. Munday, Texas/Munday
Sr. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett
Sr. Lawrence, Kan./Free State
Sr. Humble, Texas/East Mississippi CC Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods So. Grand Prairie, Texas/South
Sr. Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer
Fr. Cibolo, Texas/Steele
Fr. Houston, Texas/Eisenhower
So. Wilkinsburg, Pa./Imani Christian Sr. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett

[r2] – Repeat rst team selection from 2016 and 2017 [r1] – Repeat rst team selection from 2017
* Second Team selection in 2017.

# Unanimous selection
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school. Ties created an additional position at TE and PK.

2018 All-Big 12 Football First Team

OFFENSE
Pos. Player
QB Will Grier
RB Alex Barnes
RB David Montgomery FB Carson Meier
WR Hakeem Butler WR Jalen Reagor
WR Antoine Wesley
TE Charlie Kolar
OL Hakeem Adeniji OL Bobby Evans
OL Lucas Niang
OL Zach Shackelford OL Jack Anderson
OL Josh Sills
PK Cameron Dicker KR/PR Kene Nwangwu KR/PR Tre Brown

DEFENSE

DL James Lynch
DL JaQuan Bailey DL Ray Lima
DL Jarrell Owens
DL Kenny Bigelow Jr. LB Clay Johnston LB Kenneth Murray LB Gary Johnson

DB Brian Peavy * DB Duke Shelley
DB A.J. Green
DB Je Gladney
DB Ridwan Issahaku P Kyle Thompson

*Second Team selection in 2017.

School

West Virginia K-State
Iowa State Oklahoma Iowa State TCU

Texas Tech Iowa State Kansas Oklahoma TCU

Texas
Texas Tech West Virginia Texas
Iowa State Oklahoma

Baylor
Iowa State Iowa State Oklahoma State West Virginia Baylor Oklahoma Texas
Iowa State K-State Oklahoma State TCU
TCU
Kansas

Class Hometown/Previous School

Sr. Charlotte, N.C./Florida
Jr. Pittsburg, Kan./Pittsburg
Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy Sr. Tulsa, Okla./Union
Jr. Baltimore, Md./Travis
So. Waxahachie, Texas/ Waxahachie Jr. Las Vegas, Nev./ Cibolo Steele Fr. Norman, Okla./North
Jr. Garland, Texas/Garland
Jr. Allen, Texas/Allen
Jr. New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan Jr. Belton, Texas/Belton
So. Frisco, Texas/Frisco
So. Sarahsville, Ohio/Meadowbrook Fr. Austin, Texas/Lake Travis
So. Frisco, Texas/Heritage
So. Tulsa, Okla./Union

So. Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock So. Jacksonville, Fla./Raines
Jr. Los Angeles, Calif./Torrance West Sr. Palestine, Texas/Palestine

Sr. Wilmington, Del./USC
Jr. Abilene, Texas/Wylie
So. Missouri City, Texas/Elkins
Sr. Douglas, Ala./Dodge City CC
Sr. Houston, Texas/West eld
Sr. Tucker, Ga./Tucker
Jr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
Jr. New Boston, Texas/New Boston Sr. Norcross, Ga./Norcross
So. El Cajon, Calif./Christian

Ties created an additional position at OL and KR/PR.

2018 All-Big 12 Football Second Team

2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Baylor: Blake Blackmar (OL), James Lynch (DLoY), Chris Miller (DB), Matt Rhule (CoY), Greg Roberts (DL), Raleigh Texada (DB),
Verkedric Vaughns (DB).
Iowa State: Spencer Benton (DL), Willie Harvey (LB), Josh Knipfel (OL & OLoY), Julian Good-Jones (OL), Bryce Meeker (OL), Kene Nwangwu (STPoY), Brock Purdy (OFoY), Mike Rose (LB & DFoY), Sam Seonbuchner (FB), Marcel Spears (LB).
Kansas: Hasan Defense (DB), Joe Dineen Jr. (DPoY), Corione Harris (DFoY), Mike Lee (DB), Stephon Robinson Jr. (ONoY),
Gabriel Rui (PK), Bryce Torneden (DB), Daniel Wise (DLoY).
K-State: Devin Anctil (P), Kyle Ball (DL).
Oklahoma: Amani Bledsoe (DL), Curtis Bolton (LB), Kennedy Brooks (RB), Tre Brown (DB), Neville Gallimore (DL), Creed Humphrey (OL),
CeeDee Lamb (WR), Kenneth Mann (DL), Parnell Motley (DB), Kenneth Murray (DPoY), Austin Seibert (P), Trey Sermon (RB).
Oklahoma State: Britton Abbott (FB), Jordan Brailford (DLoY), Calvin Bundage (LB), Taylor Cornelius (QB), Kenneth Edison-McGruder (DB), Teven Jenkins (OL), Marcus Keyes (OL), Justin Phillips (LB), Malcolm Rodriguez (DB), Jelani Woods (TE).
TCU: Ben Banogu (DLoY), Corey Bethley (DL), TY Summers (LB).
Texas: Calvin Anderson (OL), Samuel Cosmi (OFoY), Davante Davis (DB), Cameron Dicker (STPoY), Sam Ehlinger (QB), Breckyn Hager (DL), Lil’Jordan Humphrey (WR), Brandon Jones (DB), P.J. Locke III (DB), Chris Nelson (DL), Charles Omenihu (DPoY),
Elijah Rodriguez (OL), Patrick Vahe (OL).
Texas Tech: Dakota Allen (DPoY), Alan Bowman (OFoY), De’Quan Bowman (KR/PR), Jordyn Brooks (LB), Travis Bru y (OL), Seth Collins (ONoY), Vaughnte Dorsey (DB), DaMarcus Fields (DB), Adrian Frye (DFoY), Clayton Hat eld (STPoY), Eli Howard (DL), Jah’Shawn Johnson (DB),
Dominic Panazzolo (P), Terence Steele (OL), Joseph Wallace (DL), Broderick Washington Jr. (DL).
West Virginia: Kenny Bigelow Jr. (DNoY), Will Grier (OPoY), Dravon Askew-Henry (DB), Dana Holgorsen (CoY), Gary Jennings Jr. (WR), Colton McKivitz (OL), Josh Norwood (DB & DNoY), Evan Staley (PK), Keith Washington (DB).

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