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College football: OU places four on preseason All-Big 12 team

Oklahoma State's Tyreek Hill was named the conference’s preseason Newcomer of the Year.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 16, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Daryl Williams (79) celebrates following the Sooner's win in  the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Daryl Williams (79) celebrates following the Sooner's win in the NCAA football BCS Sugar Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide (UA) at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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