The Big 12 released its preseason All-Big 12 team, and a league-high six Sooners made the list, not including Ryan Broyles making it twice as a receiver and a specialist.
Not surprisingly, RB DeMarco Murray joined Broyles on the offensive team, though guard Stephen Good being name is somewhat of a surprise, considering he was a part-time starter last season. Good, however, has all the tools to become a big-time offensive lineman.
Defensively, DE Jeremy Beal, LB Travis Lewis and S Quinton Carter, all much deserving, made the team.
Broyles was the punt returner.
Hard to argue in favor of anyone left off.
DT Adrian Taylor is coming off a major injury, DE Frank Alexander wasn’t going to make it Beal back, P Tress Way is about a wash with Derek Epperson, but Epperson is a senior, and QB Landry Jones, who has a good chance to be on this list at season’s end, doesn’t have the credentials yet of a Jerrod Johnson.
2010 Media Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team
|Offensive Player of the Year:||Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M (QB, 6-5, 243, Sr/3L, Humble, Texas)|
|Defensive Co-Players of the Year:||Jared Crick, Nebraska (DL, 6-6, 285, Jr, 2L, Cozad, Neb.) and
Von Miller, Texas A&M (DE/LB, 6-3, 240, Sr/3L, DeSoto, Texas)
|Newcomer of the Year:||Toney Clemons, Colorado (WR, 6-2, 205, Jr/TR, New Kensington, Pa.)|
|WR||Ryan Broyles#||Oklahoma||5-11||183||Jr/2L||Norman, Okla.|
|TE||Mike McNeill||Nebraska||6-4||235||Sr/3L||Kirkwood, Mo.|
|OL||Nate Solder*||Colorado||6-9||300||Sr/3L||Buena Vista, Calif.|
|OL||Ryan Miller||Colorado||6-8||310||Jr/3L||Littleton, Colo.|
|C||Tim Barnes||Missouri||6-4||310||Sr/3L||Longwood, Mo.|
|OL||Tanner Hawkinson||Kansas||6-6||293||So/1L||McPherson, Kan.|
|OL||Stephen Good||Oklahoma||6-6||299||Jr/2L||Paris, Texas|
|OL||Kyle Hix||Texas||6-7||325||Sr/3L||Aledo, Texas|
|WR||Jeff Fuller||Texas A&M||6-4||215||Jr/2L||McKinney, Texas|
|QB||Jerrod Johnson#||Texas A&M||6-5||243||Sr/3L||Humble, Texas|
|RB||Daniel Thomas*||Kansas State||6-2||228||Sr/1L||Hilliard, Fla.|
|RB||DeMarco Murray^#||Oklahoma||6-1||207||Sr/3L||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|PK||Alex Henery^#||Nebraska||6-2||175||Sr/3L||Omaha, Neb.|
|KR||Cyrus Gray||Texas A&M||5-10||196||Jr/2L||DeSoto, Texas|
|DL||Aldon Smith||Missouri||6-5||255||So/1L||Raytown, Mo.|
|DL||Jared Crick*||Nebraska||6-6||285||Jr/2L||Cozad, Neb.|
|DL||Jeremy Beal#||Oklahoma||6-3||267||Sr/3L||Carrollton, Texas|
|DL||Sam Acho||Texas||6-3||260||Sr/3L||Dallas, Texas|
|LB||Travis Lewis^*||Oklahoma||6-2||232||Jr/2L||San Antonio, Texas|
|LB||Keenan Robinson||Texas||6-3||239||Jr/2L||Plano, Texas|
|LB||Von Miller*||Texas A&M||6-3||240||Sr/3L||DeSoto, Texas|
|LB||Brian Duncan||Texas Tech||6-1||240||Sr/3L||Baton Rouge, La.|
|DB||Prince Amukamara*||Nebraska||6-1||205||Sr/3L||Glendale, Ariz.|
|DB||Quinton Carter#||Oklahoma||6-1||200||Sr/3L||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|DB||Aaron Williams||Texas||6-1||195||Jr/2L||Round Rock, Texas|
|DB||Curtis Brown||Texas||6-0||184||Sr/3L||Gilmer, Texas|
|DB||Blake Gideon||Texas||6-1||205||Jr/2L||Leander, Texas|
|P||Derek Epperson*||Baylor||6-3||235||Sr/3L||Southlake, Texas|
|PR||Ryan Broyles^||Oklahoma||5-11||178||Jr/2L||Norman, Okla.|
^ 2009 Preseason Team
* 2009 All-Big 12 First Team selection
# 2009 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
Ties in voting created an additional spot at offensive line, defensive back and linebacker.
Unanimous selections: DL – Jared Crick (NU) and Jeremy Beal (OU); LB – Travis Lewis (OU)