Oklahoma, Oklahoma State football players named to AP All-Big 12
Four Oklahoma State and three Oklahoma players were named first-team All-Big 12 selections by The Associated Press, which released its all-conference team Wednesday.
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Senior offensive lineman Lane Taylor, sophomore receiver Josh Stewart, junior running back Joseph Randle and senior kicker/punter Quinn Sharp were the Cowboys' first-team selections. Sharp made the team twice, as both kicker and punter.
For the Sooners, junior center Gabe Ikard, junior cornerback Aaron Colvin and junior safety Tony Jefferson were all first-teamers.
The Associated Press' All-Big 12 was selected by a panel of 18 sports writers who regularly cover the league for newspapers throughout the league's five states.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was named the AP's Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year; TCU defensive end Devonte Fields earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, who led the Wildcats to an 11-1 record, Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl berth, was coach of the year.
Center: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma, 6-3, 288, Jr., Oklahoma City
Offensive line: B.J. Finney, Kansas State, 6-4, 303, Soph., Andale, Kan.; Cyril Richardson, Baylor, 6-5, 335, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas; Lane Taylor, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 328, Sr., Arlington, Texas; LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech, 6-6, 330, Sr., Columbus, Texas
Tight end: Travis Tannahill, Kansas State, 6-3, 253, Sr., Overland Park, Kan.
Receiver: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, 5-10, 194, Jr., Miramar, Fla.; Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, 5-10, 178, Soph., Denton, Texas; Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 205, Sr., Dallas;
Running back: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 200, Jr., Wichita, Kan.
Quarterback: Collin Klein, Kansas State, 6-5, 226, Sr., Loveland, Colo.
All-purpose: Tavon Austin, West Virginia, 5-9, 171, Sr., Baltimore
Kicker: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 205, Sr., Mansfield, Texas
Center: Joe Madsen, West Virginia, 6-4, 305, Sr., Chardon, Ohio
Offensive line: Blaize Foltz, TCU, 6-4, 310, Sr., Rose Hill, Kan.; Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas, 6-5, 300, Sr., McPherson, Kan.; Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State, 6-9, 324, Jr., New Orleans; Ivory Wade, Baylor, 6-4, 310, Sr., Dickinson, Texas
Tight end: Trey Millard, Oklahoma, 6-2, 256, Jr., Columbia, Mo.
Receiver: (tie) Tavon Austin, West Virginia, 5-9, 171, Sr., Baltimore; Darrin Moore, Texas Tech, 6-4, 216, Sr., Irving, Texas; Kenny Stills, Oklahoma, 6-1, 190, Jr., Encinitas, Calif.; Eric Ward, Texas Tech, 6-0, 204, Jr., Wichita Falls, Texas
Running back: James Sims, Kansas, 6-0, 200, Jr., Irving, Texas
Quarterback: (tie) Landry Jones, Oklahoma, 6-4, 218, Sr., Artesia, N.M.; Geno Smith, West Virginia, 6-3, 220, Sr., Miami
All-purpose: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, 5-11, 175, Soph., Tulsa, Okla.