Sanchez was a freshman All-American in 2013, according to the Football Writers Association of America. He started all 13 games a year ago and intercepted two passes.
Williams, a senior, has started 24 career games on the OU offensive line, and was a second-team All-Big 12 selection following his junior season.
Hunnicutt, a senior, was a Groza Award semifinalist last year, when he hit 24 of his 27 field-goal attempts. He also caught a touchdown pass off a fake field goal in the Sooners’ Bedlam upset of Oklahoma State.
Junior receiver Sterling Shepard, who has caught 96 passes for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns over his first two seasons, is — by far — the most established offensive skill player back for the Sooners in 2014.
Sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight has generated lots of buzz for 2014 coming off his MVP performance in Oklahoma’s 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, but Knight still has to show he’s more than a one-game wonder. He struggled early in the 2013 season after being named the starting quarterback and was replaced by Blake Bell during the second game.
One somewhat surprising OU player excluded from the preseason All-Big 12 team is junior defensive end Charles Tapper, who was selected as a first-team All-Big 12 member by league coaches following his impressive sophomore campaign.