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Two Texas seniors named to All-Big 12 1st team

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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.

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
Collin Klein is the first K-State player to earn Offensive Player of the Year.
Arthur Brown is the third Wildcat to earn Defensive Player of the Year (Terrence Newman, 2002 and Mark Simoneau, 1999).
Lache Seastrunk is the first Baylor player to be named Offensive Newcomer of the Year while Calvin Barnett is the first from Oklahoma State to garner Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Bill Snyder was tabbed as Coach of the Year for the fourth time (1998, 2002, 2011) and the second consecutive season.
This year marks the first for Special Teams Co-Players of the Year. Quinn Sharp is the third Oklahoma State player in the last five years (Dez Bryant, 2008 and Dan Bailey, 2010) to earn the honor and has captured it two straight seasons.
J.W. Walsh is Oklahoma State's second top offensive freshman (Tony Lindsay, 1997).
Baylor garnered its first offensive lineman award while K-State earned its first for defensive lineman. The awards were first chosen in 2006.
Nick Florence received the inaugural football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award is a new addition for all sports in 2012-13.
Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 17-year history of the Big 12 with 27. K-State and Texas are next with 23 winners, followed by Oklahoma State (15), Iowa State (8), Texas Tech (7), Baylor (6) and Kansas (6).
TCU and West Virginia each picked up an individual award in their first season as a member of the Big 12.

2012 ALL-BIG 12 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Year
Collin Klein, Kansas State, QB, Sr, Loveland, Colo.
Defensive Player of the Year
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, LB, Sr, Wichita, Kan.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB, So, Temple, Texas
Offensive Lineman of the Year
Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Jr, Fort Worth, Texas
Defensive Newcomer of the Year
Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, DT, Jr, Tulsa, Okla.
Defensive Lineman of the Year
Meshak Williams, Kansas State, DE, Sr, Sylvester, Ga.
Offensive Freshman of the Year
J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, QB, Denton, Texas Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Nick Florence, Baylor, QB, Sr, Garland, Texas
Defensive Freshman of the Year
Devonte Fields, TCU, DE, Arlington, Texas (unanimous) Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year
Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 21st Season
Co-Special Teams Players of the Year
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, PK/P, Sr, Mansfield, Texas
Tavon Austin, West Virginia, KR/PR, Sr, Baltimore, Md.

2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
QB Collin Klein K-State Sr. Loveland, Colo./Loveland
RB Joseph Randle** Oklahoma State Jr. Wichita, Kan./Southeast
RB John Hubert K-State Jr. Waco, Texas/Midway
FB Trey Millard # Oklahoma Jr. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Terrance Williams Baylor Sr. Dallas, Texas/W.T. White
WR Tavon Austin West Virginia Sr. Baltimore, Md./Dunbar
WR Stedman Bailey West Virginia Jr. Miramar, Fla./Miramar
TE Travis Tannahill K-State Sr. Overland Park, Kan./Olathe East
OL Cyril Richardson Baylor Jr. Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley
OL Cornelius Lucas K-State Jr. New Orleans, La./Edna Karr
OL Gabe Ikard** # Oklahoma Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness
OL Lane Taylor** Oklahoma State Sr. Arlington, Texas/Martin
OL LaAdrian Waddle Texas Tech Sr. Columbus, Texas/Columbus
PK Quinn Sharp # Oklahoma State Sr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
KR/PR Tavon Austin West Virginia Sr. Baltimore, Md./Dunbar

DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
DL Jake McDonough Iowa State Sr. Urbandale, Iowa/Valley
DL Meshak Williams K-State Sr. Sylvester, Ga./Hutchinson CC
DL Calvin Barnett Oklahoma State Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Navarro CC
DL Devonte Fields TCU Fr. Arlington, Texas/Martin
DL Stansly Maponga TCU Jr. Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
DL Alex Okafor # Texas Sr. Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville
LB A.J. Klein # Iowa State Sr. Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly
LB Jake Knott Iowa State Sr. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LB Arthur Brown** # K-State Sr. Wichita, Kan./Miami
DB Ty Zimmerman K-State Jr. Junction City, Kan./Junction City
DB Aaron Colvin Oklahoma Jr. Owasso, Okla./Owasso
DB Tony Jefferson Oklahoma Jr. Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake
DB Jason Verrett TCU Jr. Fairfield, Calif./Santa Rosa JC
DB Kenny Vaccaro Texas Sr. Brownwood, Texas/Early
P Quinn Sharp # Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit

2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
QB Geno Smith West Virginia Sr. Miami, Fla./Miramara
RB James Sims Kansas Jr. Irving, Texas/MacArthur
RB Damien Williams Oklahoma Jr. San Diego, Calif./Arizona Western
FB Kye Staley Oklahoma State Jr. Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie
WR Chris Harper K-State Sr. Wichita, Kan./Oregon
WR Kenny Stills ^ Oklahoma Jr. Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon
WR Darrin Moore Texas Tech Sr. Irving, Texas/McArthur/Blinn College
TE Jace Amaro Texas Tech So. San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur
OL Tanner Hawkinson Kansas Sr. McPherson, Kan./McPherson
OL Lane Johnson Oklahoma Sr. Groveton, Texas/Kilgore College
OL Blaize Foltz TCU Sr. Rose Hill, Kan./Rose Hill
OL Trey Hopkins Texas Jr. Galena Park, Texas/North Shore
OL Joe Madsen West Virginia Sr. Chardon, Ohio/Chardon
PK Anthony Cantele K-State Sr. Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel
KR/PR Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State Jr. Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville

DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School
DL Adam Davis K-State Sr. Folkston, Ga./Hutchinson CC
DL Vai Lutui K-State Sr. Salt Lake City, Utah/Mt. San Antonio CC
DL David King Oklahoma Sr. Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Prep
DL Chucky Hunter TCU So. West Monroe, La./West Monroe
DL Kerry Hyder Texas Tech Jr. Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson
LB Bryce Hager Baylor So. Austin, Texas/Westlake
LB Ben Heeney Kansas So. Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson
LB Kenny Cain TCU Sr. Metaire, La./John Curtis Christian
DB Cody Davis Texas Tech Sr. Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville
DB Durrell Givens Iowa State Sr. Long Beach, Calif./Chaffey College
DB Sam Carter TCU So. Alief, Texas/Hastings
DB Bradley McDougald Kansas Sr. Columbus, Ohio/Scioto
DB D.J. Johnson Texas Tech Sr. Austin, Texas/St. Stephen's Episcopal
DB Demontre Hurst ^ Oklahoma Sr. Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster
P Kirby Van Der Kamp Iowa State Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley

**Unanimous Selection.
# - Repeat first team selection from last season.
^ - Repeat second team selection from last season.
A tie in voting created an additional first-team defensive line and second-team defensive back spots.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.

2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Baylor: Troy Baker (OL), Ahmad Dixon (LB), Nick Florence (QB), Aaron Jones (PK), Cameron Kaufhold (OL), Eddie Lackey (LB, Def. NoY), Terrance Lloyd (DL), Jordan Najvar (TE), Tevin Reese (WR), Lanear Sampson (WR), Lache Seastrunk (RB), Ivory Wade (OL), Terrance Williams (Off. PoY)
Iowa State: Carter Bykowski (OL), A.J. Klein (Def. PoY), Roosevelt Maggitt (DL), Jake McDonough (Def. LoY), Jeremy Reeves (DB), Kirby Van Der Kamp (ST PoY), Jacques Washington (DB)
Kansas: Tanner Hawkinson (Off. LoY), Tony Pierson (RB)
K-State: Jerrell Childs (LB), Ryan Doerr (P), BJ Finney (OL, Off. LoY), Tyler Lockett (WR, ST PoY), Jared Loomis (Schol. AoY), Tremaine Thompson (KR/PR), Cody Whitehair (OL),
Oklahoma: Justin Brown (WR &PR/KR), Gabe Ikard (Off. LoY), Landry Jones (QB), Sterling Shepard (Off. FoY), Tress Way (P), Damien Williams (Off. NoY), Daryl Williams (OL)
Oklahoma State: James Castleman (DL), Parker Graham (OL), Caleb Lavey (LB), Shaun Lewis (LB), Kevin Peterson (Def. FoY), Josh Stewart (WR)
TCU: Josh Boyce (WR), B.J. Catalon (Off. FoY), Skye Dawson (PR/KR), Tayo Fabuluje (Off. NoY), Devonte Fields (Def. LoY), Blaize Foltz (Off. LoY), James Fry (OL), Jaden Oberkrom (PK), Elisha Olabode (DB), Ethan Perry (P), Jason Verrett (Def. PoY), Matthew Tucker (RB)
Texas: Mike Davis (WR), Johnathan Gray (Off. FoY), Alex King (P), D.J. Monroe (PR/KR), Jaxon Shipley (WR)
Texas Tech: Terrance Bullitt (LB), Ryan Bustin (PK), LeRaven Clark (OL, Off. LoY), Cody Davis (Def. PoY, Schol. AoY), Seth Doege (QB), Cornelius Douglas (DB), Ryan Erxleben (P), Kerry Hyder (Def. LoY), Leon Mackey (DL), Tre' Porter (DB), Eric Ward (WR), Kenny Williams (RB)
West Virginia: Tavon Austin (Off. PoY), Karl Joseph (DB), Ryan Nehlen (Schol. AoY)

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