Big 12 Football Preseason First-Team released


Dallas, Tex. (–The Big 12 Conference announced on Wednesday the preseason football All-Big 12 First Team. Kansas State had three selections, including Sophomore Tyler Lockett as kick returner, senior Arthur Brown at linebacker, and senior defensive back Nigel Malone. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State had the most first team preseason selections with five. Kansas did not place anyone on the preseason first team. The Big 12 Football Media Days will take place in Dallas this coming Monday and Tuesday.

2012 Preseason All-Big 12 First Team


QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia; RB: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State; Malcolm Brown, Texas; WR: Kenny Stills, Oklahoma; Tavon Austin, West Virginia; TE: Jordan Najvar, Baylor; OL: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma; Cyril Richardson, Baylor; LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech; Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State; C: Ben Habern, Oklahoma; PK: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; KR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State


DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas; Stansly Maponga, TCU; Alex Okafor, Texas; Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma; LB: Arthur Brown, Kansas State; A.J. Klein, Iowa State; Jake Knott, Iowa State; DB: Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State; Kenny Vaccaro, Texas; Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma; Nigel Malone, Kansas State; P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State; PR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia

Offensive Player of The Year: Geno Smith, West Virginia

Defensive Player of The Year: Alex Okafor, Texas

Newcomer of The Year: Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma

2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Geno Smith, West Virginia (QB, 6-3, 214, Sr/3L, Miami, Fla.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Okafor, Texas (DE, 6-4, 260, Sr/3L, Pflugerville, Texas)
Newcomer of the Year: Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma (WR, 6-1, 190, Fr/HS, Whitehouse, Texas)


Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Kenny Stills # Oklahoma 6-1 189 Jr/2L Encinitas, Calif.
TE Jordan Najvar Baylor 6-6 260 Jr/1L Spring, Texas
OL Gabe Ikard * Oklahoma 6-4 295 Jr/2L Oklahoma City, Okla.
OL Cyril Richardson Baylor 6-5 335 Jr/2L Fort Worth, Texas
C Ben Habern^ Oklahoma 6-4 292 Sr/3L Argyle, Texas
OL LaAdrian Waddle # Texas Tech 6-6 318 Sr/3L Columbus, Texas
OL Lane Taylor Oklahoma State 6-3 328 Sr/3L Arlington, Texas
WR Tavon Austin West Virginia 5-9 174 Sr/3L Baltimore, Md.
QB Geno Smith West Virginia 6-3 214 Sr/3L Miami, Fla.
RB Joseph Randle # Oklahoma State 6-1 200 Jr/2L Wichita, Kan.
RB Malcolm Brown Texas 6-0 213 So/1L Cibolo, Texas
PK Quinn Sharp * Oklahoma State 6-1 205 Sr/3L Mansfield, Texas
KR Tyler Lockett # Kansas State 5-11 175 So/1L Tulsa, Okla.
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
DL Jackson Jeffcoat # Texas 6-5 250 Jr/2L Plano, Texas
DL Stansly Maponga TCU 6-2 265 Jr/2L Carrollton, Texas
DL Alex Okafor * Texas 6-4 260 Sr/3L Pflugerville, Texas
DL Jamarkus McFarland Oklahoma 6-2 296 Sr/3L Lufkin, Texas
LB Arthur Brown * Kansas State 6-1 228 Sr/3L Wichita, Kan.
LB A.J. Klein * Iowa State 6-2 244 Sr/3L Kimberly, Wis.
LB Jake Knott ^# Iowa State 6-3 239 Sr/3L Waukee, Iowa
DB Brodrick Brown * Oklahoma State 5-8 185 Sr/3L Houston, Texas
DB Kenny Vaccaro * Texas 6-1 215 Sr/3L Brownwood, Texas
DB Tony Jefferson Oklahoma 5-10 199 Jr/2L Chula Vista, Calif.
DB Nigel Malone * Kansas State 5-10 185 Sr/3L Manteca, Calif.
P Quinn Sharp ^* Oklahoma State 6-1 205 Sr/3L Mansfield, Texas
PR Tavon Austin West Virginia 5-9 174 Sr/3L Baltimore, Md.

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