Six Big 12 football players were named 2013 Consensus All-Americans to tie for the most of any league.
The Big 12 has 102 honorees since the formation of the conference in 1996 to tie for second among all leagues during that time span and just one selection off the top spot.
Baylor offensive lineman Cyril Richardson and Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro were named unanimous first team selections. Other Big 12 honorees were Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert and Texas kicker Anthony Fera and defensive lineman Jackson Jeffcoat.
Players named Consensus All-America were listed on the most first team All-America teams competing against players at that position only. To be selected a player has to be named first team on at least two of the five selected All-American teams. Second and third teams were used to break ties. Ten players were unanimous choices by the five organizations used in the consensus chart — American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation. Each of the five teams has a different way of listing the returner or all-purpose player. For the purpose of the Consensus All-America team those categories were treated as one position.