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Oklahoma State, Oklahoma football players honored by Big 12 conference

ALL-BIG 12 — The All-Big 12 football teams and the players of the year were released on Wednesday. Several players from Oklahoma State and Oklahoma were honored.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm •  Published: December 7, 2011
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Several Oklahoma State and Oklahoma football players were honored by the Big 12 conference on Wednesday.

The conference released its players of the year and its All-Big 12 team.

Here is s a look at the state players honored:

* OSU's Grant Garner was named the offensive lineman of the year.

* OU's Frank Alexander was named the defensive lineman of the year and the co-defensive player of the year.

* Kansas State's Tyler Lockett, who is from Tulsa, was named the offensive freshman of the year.

* OSU kicker/punter Quinn Sharp was named the special teams player of the year.

Here is a look at the players/coach of the year and the All-Big 12 teams:

* Coach of the Year: Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 20th Season

* Offensive Linemen of the Year: Grant Garner, Oklahoma State, Sr., Mesquite, Texas

* Defensive Linemen of the Year: Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.

* Offensive Freshman of the Year: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, WR, Tulsa, Okla.

* Defensive Freshman of the Year: Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB, Angleton, Texas

* Special Teams Player of the Year: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, Jr., PK/P, Mansfield, Texas

* Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Aaron Horne, Iowa State, Jr., WR, Oakland, Calif.

* Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Arthur Brown, Kansas State, Jr., LB, Wichita, Kan.

* Co-Defensive Players of the Year: A.J. Klein, Iowa State, Jr., LB, Kimberly, Wis.

Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.

* Offensive Player OF THE Year: Robert Griffin III, Baylor, Jr., QB, Copperas Cove, Texas

2011 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

* QB: Robert Griffin, Baylor

* RB: Terrance Ganaway, Baylor; Henry Josey, Missouri

* FB: Trey Millard, Oklahoma

* WR: Kendall Wright, Baylor; Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma; Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

* TE: Michael Egnew, Missouri

* OL: Philip Blake, Baylor; Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State; Cyde Aufner, Kansas State; Grant Garner, Oklahoma State; Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State; Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

* PK: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

* KR/PR: Fozzy Whittaker, Texas

DEFENSE

* DL: Ray Kibble, Kansas State; Frank Alexander, Oklahoma; Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma; Jamie Blatnick, Oklahoma State; Alex Okafor, Texas

* LB: A.J. Klein, Iowa State; Arthur Brown, Kansas State; Emmanuel Acho, Texas

* DB: Nigel Malone, Kansas State; Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma; Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State; Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State; Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

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