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College football: Looking back at the 2012 acquisitions who made a quick impact

The Big 12 football teams got help from some of 2012's acquisitions, including OU's Damien Williams and OSU's Calvin Barnett.
BY GINA MIZELL Published: February 16, 2013
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Blake Jackson, IR

Jackson's inconsistent hands were often maddening to Cowboy fans. Still, the transfer from Scottsdale Community College finished third on the team with 598 receiving yards and found the end zone three times.

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Devonte Fields, DL, TCU

The Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year had a monster first season in Fort Worth, leading the league with 18.5 tackles for loss while ranking third with 10 sacks.

Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

On a poor Mountaineer defense, Joseph, a true freshman, was the bright spot. He tied for fifth in the conference with 104 tackles (seven for loss) and adding three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and six pass breakups.

Johnathan Gray, RB, Texas

Joe Bergeron was the Longhorns' scorer on the ground, but Gray led the UT with 701 rushing yards as a true freshman.

Jaden Oberkrom, K, TCU

Oberkrom made 22 of his 30 field-goal attempts, including a 53-yarder.



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