Nov. 27, 2007

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

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chase Daniel, Missouri, Jr., QB, Southlake, Texas

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jordon Dizon, Colorado, Sr., LB, Kauai, Hawaii

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Marcus Herford, Kansas, Jr., WR, DeSoto, Texas

OFFENSIVE FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, Fr., WR, Kirkwood, Mo.
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, Fr., WR, Dallas, Texas

DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, Fr., DT, Oklahoma City, Okla.

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Deon Murphy, Kansas State, Jr., WR, Houston, Texas

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Gary Chandler, Kansas State, Jr., DB, Wichita, Kan.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR
Adam Spieker, Missouri, Sr., Webb City, Mo.
Cody Wallace, Texas A&M, Sr., Cuero, Texas

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
James McClinton, Kansas, Sr., Garland, Texas

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mark Mangino, Kansas, 6th season

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:

  • Chase Daniel is the first Missouri player to be named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Prior to this season, only two other Tigers have received postseason accolades in conference history (2002-Brad Smith, Offensive Freshman of the Year; 1998-Justin Smith, Defensive Freshman of the Year).

     

  • Jordan Dizon is the first Colorado player to receive Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior was also named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2004. Dizon is the third player in conference history to receive both the defensive freshman and player of the year awards (Mark Simoneau, Kansas State- 1996, 2000; Derrick Johnson, Texas-2000, 2004)

     

  • Missouri received more major individual awards this season (3) than it had in the combined previous 11 years of conference play. Kansas equaled its prior combined total with three accolades this year.

     

  • Mark Mangino wins Coach of the Year for the first time after his sixth season with the Jayhawks. He is the first Kansas coach to be awarded.

     

  • Kansas State swept the Newcomer of the Year awards, marking the second time in conference history the Wildcats have taken both accolades. KSU captured both newcomer honors during the 1997 season.

     

  • Oklahoma has won the most major awards in the 12-year history of the Big 12 with 19. Texas is next with 18 winners followed by Kansas State (13), Nebraska (9), Colorado (6), Iowa State (6), Kansas (6), Missouri (5), and Texas Tech (5).

The All-Big 12 First, Second and Honorable Mention were also announced and are included below.

2007 All-Big 12 Football First Team
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Chase Daniel Missouri Jr. Southlake, Texas/Carroll
RB Dantrell Savage Oklahoma State Sr. Columbus, Ga./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
RB Jamaal Charles Texas Jr. Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial
FB Brody Eldridge Oklahoma So. La Cygne, Kan./Prairie View
WR Jordy Nelson Kansas State Sr. Riley, Kan./Riley County
WR Jeremy Maclin Missouri Fr. Kirkwood, Mo./Kirkwood
WR Michael Crabtree Texas Tech Fr. Dallas, Texas/Carter
TE Brandon Pettigrew Oklahoma State Jr. Tyler,Texas/Lee
OL Anthony Collins Kansas Jr. Beaumont, Texas/Central Senior
OL Adam Speiker Missouri Sr. Webb City, Mo./Webb City
OL Duke Robinson Oklahoma Jr. Atlanta, Ga./Washington
OL Tony Hills Texas Sr. Houston, Texas/Alief Elsik
OL Cody Wallace Texas A&M Sr. Cuero, Texas/Cuero
PK Alex Trlica Texas Tech Sr. Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood
KR/PR Jeremy Maclin Missouri Fr. Kirkwood, Mo./Kirkwood
 
DEFENSE
DL George Hypolite Colorado Jr. Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola
DL James McClinton Kansas Sr. Garland, Texas/Lakeview Centennial
DL Ian Campbell [r1] Kansas State Jr. Cimarron, Kan./Cimarron
DL Lorenzo Williams Missouri Sr. Midwest City, Okla./Midwest City
DL Auston English Oklahoma So. Canadian, Texas/Canadian
LB Jordon Dizon Colorado Sr. Kauai, Hawaii/Waimea
LB Joe Mortensen Kansas Jr. Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley
LB Curtis Lofton Oklahoma Jr. Kingfisher, Okla./Kingfisher
DB Terrence Wheatley Colorado Sr. Richardson, Texas/Plano East
DB Aqib Talib [r1] Kansas Jr. Richardson, Texas/Berkner
DB Nic Harris Oklahoma Jr. Alexandria, La./Alexandria
DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma Jr. Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
DB Marcus Griffin Texas Sr. Austin, Texas/Bowie
P Tim Reyer** Kansas State Sr. Wamego, Kan./Rock Creek
[r1] - Repeat first team selection from last season
**Unanimous Selection

2007 All-Big 12 Football Second Team
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Todd Reesing Kansas So. Austin, Texas/Lake Travis
QB Graham Harrell Texas Tech Jr. Ennis, Texas/Ennis
RB Brandon McAnderson Kansas Sr. Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence
RB Marlon Lucky Nebraska Jr. North Hollywood, Calif./North Hollywood
FB Chris Alexander [r2] Texas A&M Sr. Humble, Texas/Humble
WR Marcus Henry Kansas Sr. Lawton, Okla./Eisenhower
WR Malcolm Kelly [r2] Oklahoma Jr. Longview, Texas/Longview
WR Adarius Bowman Oklahoma State Sr. Chattanooga, Tenn/North Carolina
TE Martin Rucker Missouri Sr. St. Joseph, Mo./Benton
OL Tyler Polumbus Colorado Sr. Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek
OL Carl Nicks Nebraska Sr. Salinas Calif./New Mexico State
OL Phil Loadholt Oklahoma Jr. Fountain, Colo./Garden City CC
OL Brandon Walker Oklahoma Jr. Detroit, Mich/Coffeyville CC
OL David Koenig Oklahoma State Sr. Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral
PK Jeff Wolfert Missouri Jr. Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West
PK Garrett Hartley [r2] Oklahoma Sr. Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll
KR/PR Marcus Herford Kansas Jr. DeSoto, Texas/Cedar Hill
 
DEFENSE
DL Stryker Sulak Missouri Jr. Rockdale, Texas/Rockdale
DL Demarcus Granger Oklahoma So. Dallas, Texas/Kimball
DL Nathan Peterson Oklahoma State Sr. Tulsa, Okla./Union
DL Derek Lokey Texas Sr. Denton, Texas/Ryan
DL Frank Okam Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands
DL Chris Harrington Texas A&M Sr. Houston, Texas/St. Puis
LB Alvin Bowen [r2] Iowa State Sr. East Orange, N.J./Garden City, CC
LB Sean Weatherspoon Missouri So. Jasper, Texas/Jasper
LB Misi Tupe Texas A&M Sr. St. George, Utah/Dixie State College
DB Jordan Lake Baylor So. Houston, Texas/Memorial
DB Justin McKinney Kansas State Sr. Sanford, Fla./Garden City CC
DB Cornelius Brown Missouri Sr. Adel, Ga./Reedley CC (Calif.)
DB William Moore Missouri Jr. Hayti, Mo./Hayti
DB D.J. Wolfe Oklahoma Sr. Lawton, Okla./Eisenhower
P Justin Brantly Texas A&M Jr. Sealy, Texas/Sealy
Ties in the voting created additional positions on the second team for quarterback, placekicker and defensive line.
[r2] - Repeat second team selection from last season

2007 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Baylor: Dan Gay, OL; Jake La Mar, DB; Jason Lamb, DL; Joe Pawelek, LB; Brandon Whitaker, RB;
Colorado: Hugh Charles, RB; Kevin Eberhart, PK; Edwin Harrison, OL; Brandon Nicolas, DL; Terrence Wheatley, PR/KR;
Iowa State: Todd Blythe, WR; Bryce Braaksma, DL; Athyba Rubin, DL;
Kansas: Ryan Cantrell, OL; James Holt, LB; Mike Rivera, LB; Cesar Rodriguez, OL; Darrell Stuckey, DB; Scott Webb, PK;
Kansas State: Alesana Alesana, OL; Chris Carney, DB; Josh Freeman, QB; Rob Jackson, DL; James Johnson, RB; Deon Murphy, WR; Deon Murphy, PR/KR; Jordy Nelson, PR/KR; Michael Pooschke, FB; Logan Robinson, OL; Brooks Rossman, PK; Reggie Walker, LB;
Missouri: Colin Brown, OL; Tommy Chavis, DL; Brock Christopher, LB; Chase Coffman, TE; William Franklin, WR; Carl Gettis, DB; Ziggy Hood, DL; Tony Temple, RB;
Nebraska: Larry Asante, DB; Brett Byford, OL; Cortney Grixby, PR/KR; Jacob Hickman, OL; Lydon Murtha, OL; Steve Octavien, LB; Zach Potter, DL; Maurice Purify, WR; Bo Ruud, LB; Dan Titchener, P;
Oklahoma: Lewis Baker, LB; Sam Bradford, QB; Joe Jon Finley, TE; Jermaine Gresham, TE; Juaquin Iglesias, WR; Gerald McCoy, DL; DeMarco Murray, RB;
Oklahoma
State:
Perrish Cox, PR/KR: Jacob Lacey, DB; Russell Okung, OL; Donovan Woods, LB;
Texas: Ryan Bailey, PK; Quan Cosby, PR/KR; Scott Derry, LB; Jermichael Finley, TE; Brandon Foster, DB; Dallas Griffin, OL; Roy Miller, DL; Adam Ulatoski, OL;
Texas A&M: Michael Bennett, DL; Martellus Bennett, TE; Red Bryant, DL; Marquis Carpenter, DB; Corey Clark, OL; Mark Dodge, LB; Kirk Elder, OL; Jorvorskie Lane, RB; Stephen McGee, QB;
Texas Tech: Danny Amendola, WR; Brandon Carter, OL; Joe Garcia, DB; Rajon Henley, DL; Darcel McBath, DB; Chris Parker, DB; Jonathan LaCour, P; Rylan Reed, OL; Louis Vasquez, OL; Jamar Wall, DB; Colby Whitlock, DL; Brandon Williams, DL; Marlon Williams, LB;