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2015 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced
December 09, 2015
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The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:

 Baker Mayfield is the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to garner Offensive Player of the Year, joining Sam Bradford (2008), two-time winner Jason White (2003 and 2004) and Josh Heupel (2000). This marks the fifth-consecutive year a quarterback has won the award. In 20 seasons, a signal-caller has been honored 16 times, including co-winners in 1999.

 Andrew Billings (Baylor) and Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State) are the first Defensive Player of the Year honorees from their respective institutions. The award is shared for the third time (2013 and 2011). This is the eighth year that players on the defensive line have been recognized.

 Dede Westbrook is the third representative from Oklahoma to earn Offensive Newcomer of the Year joining Adrian Peterson (2004) and Josh Heupel (1999). He is the seventh receiver to earn the award.

 Demond Tucker is Iowa State's fourth Defensive Newcomer of the Year. Past winners are David Sims (2009), Tim Dobbins (2004) and Jess Beckom (1998). He is the ninth defensive lineman to win the award.

 Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) was recognized as Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year for the fifth time (2008, 2006, 2003 and 2000).

 Mike Warren is the first Iowa State player to be picked Offensive Freshman of the Year and the eighth running back honored.

 Malik Jefferson picked up Texas' sixth award as Defensive Freshman of the Year and is the ninth linebacker to receive it. Other Texas honorees are Quandre Diggs (2011), Brian Orakpo (2005), Rodrique Wright (2002), Derrick Johnson (2001) and Cory Redding (1999)

 Morgan Burns gives K-State three straight years and four overall with the Special Teams Player of the Year. Tyler Lockett (2014 and 2013) captured the award the last two seasons while Brandon Banks was honored in 2009. The award was first presented in 2005.

 Spencer Drango was named Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season while a Baylor player has been honored for the fourth consecutive year (Cyril Richardson, 2012 and 2013). Drango shared the award last year with B.J. Finney (K-State).

 Andrew Billings is the first Baylor representative to earn Defensive Lineman of the Year since the awards recognizing the top offensive and defensive linemen were instituted in 2006.

 Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 20-year history of the Big 12 with 32. K-State is second (28), followed by Texas (25), Oklahoma State (18), Baylor (13), Iowa State (11), Texas Tech (8), Kansas (7), TCU (5) and West Virginia (3).

CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR:Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (17th season)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Jr., Austin, Texas
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:Andrew Billings, Baylor, DT, Jr., Waco, Texas
Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, DE, Jr., Houston, Texas
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Jr., Brenham, Texas
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:Demond Tucker, Iowa State, DL, Jr., Hazelhurst, Miss.
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:Mike Warren, Iowa State, RB, Lawton, Okla.
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB, Mesquite, Texas
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:Morgan Burns, Kansas State, KR/PR, Sr., Wichita, Kan.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR:Spencer Drango, Baylor, Sr., Cedar Park, Texas
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR:Andrew Billings, Baylor, Jr., Waco, Texas


2015 All-Big 12 Football First Team
OFFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
QBBaker MayfieldOklahomaJr.Austin, Texas/Texas Tech
RBSamaje Perine @OklahomaSo.Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson
RB DeAndre Washington ^Texas TechSr.Missouri City, Texas/T. Marshall
FBWinston DimelKansas StateFr.Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan
WR Corey Coleman ^BaylorJr.Richardson, Texas/Pearce
WRSterling Shepard @OklahomaSr.Oklahoma City, Okla./Heritage Hall
WR Josh Doctson ^#TCUSr.Mansfield, Texas/Legacy/Wyoming
TEBlake Jarwin Oklahoma StateJr.Tuttle, Okla./Tuttle
OLSpencer Drango @#BaylorSr.Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park
OL Cody Whitehair ^Kansas StateSr.Abilene, Kan./Abilene
OLTy DarlingtonOklahomaSr.Apopka, Fla./Apopka
OLNila KasitatiOklahomaSr.Euless, Texas/Trinity
OL Joey Hunt ^TCUSr.El Campo, Texas/El Campo
OLLe'Raven Clark @Texas TechSr. Rockdale, Texas/Rockdale
PKJack CanteleKansas StateSr.Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel
KR/PRMorgan BurnsKansas StateSr.Wichita, Kan./Trinity Academy
 
DEFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
DLAndrew Billings @#BaylorJr.Waco, Texas/Waco
DLCharles TapperOklahomaSr.Baltimore, Md./City College
DLEmmanuel Ogbah @#Oklahoma StateJr.Houston, Texas/George Bush
DLDavion PiersonTCUSr.Oklahoma City, Okla./Millwood
DLJosh CarrawayTCUJr.Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus
LBDominique AlexanderOklahomaJr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
LBEric Striker @OklahomaSr. Tampa, Fla./Armwood
LBNick KwiatkoskiWest VirginiaSr.Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park
DBXavien HowardBaylorJr.Houston, Texas/Wheatley
DBZack Sanchez @OklahomaJr.Fort Worth, Texas/Central
DBKevin PetersonOklahoma StateSr.Wagoner, Okla./Wagoner
DBDerrick KindredTCUSr.San Antonio, Texas/Wagner
DBDaryl WorleyWest VirginiaJr.Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter
PNick O'TooleWest VirginiaSr.Corona, Calif./Mater Dei/Fullerton College
 
2015 All-Big 12 Football Second Team
OFFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
QB Trevone Boykin ~TCUSr.Dallas, Texas/West Mesquite
RB Shock Linwood ~BaylorJr.Linden, Texas/Linden-Kildare
RBWendell SmallwoodWest VirginiaJr.Wilmington, Del./Eastern Christian
FBAlex De La TorreTexasSr.Denton, Texas/Ryan
WRKD CannonBaylorSo.Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant
WRJames WashingtonOklahoma StateSo.Stamford, Texas/Stamford
WRJakeem GrantTexas TechSr.Mesquite, Texas/Horn
TEMark AndrewsOklahomaFr.Scottsdale, Okla./Desert Mountain
OLJarell BroxtonBaylorSr.Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard/Lackawanna
OLKyle FullerBaylorJr.Wylie, Texas/Wylie
OLJamison LalkIowa StateSr.Council Bluffs, Iowa/Abraham Lincoln
OLHalapoulivaati Vaitai &TCUSr.Haltom, Texas/Haltom
OLTyler OrloskyWest VirginiaJr.Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward
PK Jaden Oberkrom ~TCUSr.Arlington, Texas/Martin
KR/PRJakeem GrantTexas TechSr.Mesquite, Texas/Horn
 
DEFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
DLShawn Oakman ~BaylorSr.Philadelphia, Pa./Penn Wood/Penn State
DLDale PiersonIowa StateSr.Bakersfield, Calif./Independence/Pasadena CC
DLTravis BritzKansas StateSr.Harrisonville, Mo./Harrisonville
DLCharles WalkerOklahoma So.Garland, Texas/South Garland
DLJimmy BeanOklahoma StateSr.Denton, Texas/Guyer
LBPeter JinkensTexasSr.Dallas, Texas/Skyline
LBElijah LeeKansas StateSo.Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs
LBJordan EvansOklahomaJr.Norman, Okla./Norman North
DBFish SmithsonKansasJr.Baltimore, Md./Highland/Hartnell College
DBAhmad ThomasOklahomaJr.Miami, Fla./Miami Central
DBJordan ThomasOklahomaSo.Klein, Texas/Klein
DBJordan SternsOklahoma StateJr.Cibolo, Texas/Steele
DBKJ DillonWest VirginiaSr.Apopka, Fla/Apopka
PAustin SeibertOklahomaFr.Belleville, Ill./Belleville West
# - Unanimous selection
@ - 2015 first team selection
& - 2015 second team selection
~ - 2014 first team selection
^ - 2014 second team selection
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.
A tie in voting created an additional offensive lineman spot on the first-team.


2015 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Baylor:Beau Blackshear (DL), Travon Blanchard (LB), Grant Campbell (LB), Corey Coleman (OPoY), Drew Galitz (P), LaQuan McGowan (TE), Gus Penning (TE), Seth Russell (QB), Orion Stewart (DB), Jarrett Stidham (OFoY), Chance Waz (DB), Taylor Young (LB)
Iowa State:Qujuan Floyd (DB), Allen Lazard (WR), Brian Peavy (DFoY, DB), Demond Tucker (DL), Mike Warren (RB)
Kansas:Ben Goodman, Jr. (DL), Ben Johnson (TE), Michael Zunica (FB)
Kansas State:Morgan Burns (DB), Jack Cantele (STPoY), Will Geary (DL), Matt McCrane (PK), Boston Stiverson (OL), Nick Walsh (P), Cody Whitehair (OLoY)
Oklahoma:Orlando Brown (OL), Dimitri Flowers (FB), Steven Parker (DB), Eric Striker (DPoY), Charles Tapper (DLoY)
Oklahoma State:Jordan Burton (DNoY, LB), Darrion Daniels (DFoY), David Glidden (WR), Ben Grogan (K), Mike Gundy (CoY), Michael Hunter (DNoY), Seth Jacobs (LB), Emmanuel Ogbah (DLoY), Jeremy Seaton (FB), Zach Sinor (P), Vincent Taylor (DL), Chad Whitener (LB)
TCU:Trevone Boykin (OPoY), Aaron Green (RB), Travin Howard (LB), Denzel Johnson (DB), Kolby Listenbee (WR), Jaden Oberkrom (STPoY), Gary Patterson (CoY), Ty Summers (DFoY), Mike Tuaua (DL), KaVonte Turpin (OFoY, KR/PR)
Texas:Davante Davis (DB), Michael Dickson (P), Holton Hill (DB), Desmond Jackson (DL), Malik Jefferson (LB), Daje Johnson (KR/PR), Hassan Ridgeway (DL), Charlie Strong (CoY), Duke Thomas (DB), Patrick Vahe (OL), Connor Williams (OL)
Texas Tech:Micah Awe (LB), Le'Raven Clark (OLoY), Breiden Fehoko (DL), Clayton Hatfield (PK), Jah'Shawn Johnson (DB), Jared Kaster (OL), Patrick Mahomes (QB, OPoY), LaDarrin (Pete) Robertson (DL), Justin Stockton (RB)
West Virginia:Jared Barber (LB), Shelton Gibson (WR), Karl Joseph (DB), Nick Kwiatkoski (DPoY), Josh Lambert (PK), Noble Nwachukwu (DL), Elijah Wellman (FB)
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