Since the beginning of the Big 12 conference, the Sooners have had the most players make the list with 27. This season, they didn’t take home any individual awards but made the first, second and honorable mention cut.
First team included: Defensive back’s Tony Jefferson and Aaron Colvin, fullback Trey Millard and offensive lineman Gabe Ikard.
Second team: defensive back Demontre Hurst, defensive end David King, wide receiver Kenny Stills, offensive lineman Lane Johnson and running back Damien Williams.
Honorable mentions: Landry Jones, wide receiver Justin Brown, punter Tress Way and offensive lineman Daryl Williams.
Out of all the players listed, only five were seniors. The rest were all juniors and one sophomore. The seniors will be playing in their last game in a Sooner uniform on January 4th in the Cotton Bowl against the Texas A&M Aggies.
The individual awards went out to players from only 3 schools (from Big12Sports.com):
|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.
You can view the entire Big 12 awards list, here.