Daxx Garman (Oklahoma State), Jordan Hicks (Texas) and Tyler Lockett (K-State) were chosen Big 12 Football Players of the Week for September 24-26 games by a panel of media that cover the Conference. Lockett (special teams) was honored for the fourth time in his career while Garman (offense) and Hicks (defense) picked up their first award.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Daxx Garman, Oklahoma State, QB, Jr, Southlake, Texas
Daxx Garman threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth score in leading Oklahoma State to a 45-35 win over Texas Tech. He completed four passes of 40 yards or more and six passes of 30-plus yards. Garman completed at least one pass of 20 yards or longer to six different receivers. The junior’s five touchdowns were the most for a Cowboy signal-caller in a Big 12 game since Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes against Texas Tech in 2011. Garman's 21.8 yards per completion stands as the 10th-best mark in school history and the best since Zac Robinson averaged 21.9 yards per completion against Iowa State in 2008.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Jordan Hicks, Texas, LB, Sr, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jordan Hicks posted a team-high 11 tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a quarterback pressure in leading Texas to a 23-0 shutout in its Big 12 opener at Kansas. It was the Longhorns’ first road shutout since 2005. With Texas up 6-0 and the Jayhawks driving in Longhorn territory early in the second quarter, Hicks' third-down pressure forced an errant pass and a KU punt. Texas led 13-0 early in the fourth quarter when Hicks grabbed an interception deep in KU territory, setting up a Longhorn field goal and 16-0 advantage. Hicks leads the team with 51 tackles and shares the team lead with two interceptions this year.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Tyler Lockett, K-State, PR, Sr, Tulsa, Okla.
Tyler Lockett collected 143 punt return yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, and 256 all-purpose yards to lead K-State to a 58-28 win over UTEP. The 143 punt-return yards were the second-most in school history and 29 yards short of tying the school record of 172. His touchdown was the Wildcats’ nation-leading 92nd non-offensive TD since 1999. Lockett also tallied 84 receiving yards on four catches.