McCoy, Asante and Henery Selected as Big 12 Football Players of the Week
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 11/23/2009
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Colt McCoy (Texas) and teammates Larry Asante and Alex Henery (Nebraska) have been named Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. McCoy (offense) picked up his second honor of the season and sixth in his career. Asante (defense) nabbed his first career award while Henery (special teams) was recognized for the second time this season and third occasion in his career.

Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Colt McCoy, Texas, QB, Sr, Tuscola, Texas
Colt McCoy completed 32-of-41 passes (78%) for 396 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in No. 2 Texas’ 51-20 win over Kansas. The victory was the 43rd of his career, the most wins by a starting QB in NCAA history, and earned the Longhorns’ a spot in the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship. He also rushed for 29 yards to register 425 total yards on the day. McCoy connected on TD passes of 68, 41, 38 and 12 yards. The four scores went to three different receivers. He completed a pass of at least 34 yards to four different receivers. The senior completed his final seven passes of the game in leading the Horns to a pair of game-sealing touchdown drives. He led UT to scores on nine of 12 possessions, including six TD drives that averaged 64 yards.
 
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Larry Asante, Nebraska, S, Sr, Alexanderia, Va.
Larry Asante made a season-high 10 tackles, caused a fumble and intercepted a pass in Nebraska’s 17-3 North Division clinching win over Kansas State. The senior safety spearheaded a defensive effort that limited its sixth opponent in seven home games to nine points or fewer. His second-quarter interception inside the Nebraska 20 secured a 10-3 halftime lead. He then forced a fumble at the Nebraska 1-yard line in the third quarter as NU maintained its 17-3 advantage.

Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Alex Henery, Nebraska, PK/P, Jr, Omaha, Neb.
Alex Henery punted six times for a 45.5 average, made his only field goal attempt and both PATs in Nebraska’s win over Kansas State. He pinned K-State deep in its own territory on two occasions with punts downed at the KSU 1 and 3-yard lines. Henery leads the Big 12 in punts inside the 20 with 22 through 11 games, including 15 in Big 12 play. Of his 22 punts inside the 20, 13 have been inside the 10, including seven pinning the opponent inside its own 3-yard line. He remained perfect on the season in PATs and improved to 16-of-19 on field goals.

2009 BIG 12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSIVE

S8    Blaine Gabbert, MU, QB, So
S14    Taylor Potts, TTU, QB, Jr
S21    Landry Jones, OU, QB, Fr
S28    Alexander Robinson, ISU, RB, JR
           Danario Alexander, MU, WR, Sr
O5     Grant Gregory, KSU, QB, Sr
O12   Steven Sheffield, TTU, QB, Jr
O19   Rodney Stewart, CU, TB, So
           Hubert Anyiam, OSU, WR, So
O26   Colt McCoy, UT, QB, Sr
N2      Landry Jones, OU, QB, Fr
           Baron Batch, TTU, RB, Jr
N9      Nick Florence, BU, QB, Fr
N16    Danario Alexander, MU, WR, Sr
N23    Colt McCoy, UT, QB, Sr

DEFENSIVE
S8     Joe Pawelek, BU, LB, Sr
S14   Max Onyegbule, KU, DE, Sr
          Lamarr Houston, UT, DT, Sr
S21   Roddrick Muckelroy, UT, LB, Sr
S28   Earl Thomas, UT, S, So
O5    Jeremy Beal, OU, DE, Jr
O12  Ndamukong Suh, NU, DT, Sr
O19  Earl Thomas, UT, S, So
          Brandon Sharpe, TTU, DE, Sr
O26  Jesse Smith, ISU, LB, Sr
N2     Jared Crick, NU, DT, So
N9     Matt O'Hanlon, NU, S, Sr
N16   Perrish Cox, OSU, DB, Sr
N23    Larry Asante, NU, S, Sr

SPECIAL TEAMS
S8    Perrish Cox, OSU, DB/PR/KR, Sr
S14  Dez Bryant, OSU, WR/PR/KR, Jr
S21  Alex Henery, NU, PK/P, Jr
S28  Brandon Banks, KSU, WR/KR, Sr
O5    Emmanuel Lamur, KSU, DB, So
O12  Jordan Shipley, UT, WR/PR/KR, Sr
O19  Brandon Banks, KSU, WR/KR, Sr
O26  Mike Brandtner, ISU, P, Sr
N2     Brandon Banks, KSU, WR/PR/KR, Sr
N9     Cyrus Gray, TAMU, RB/KR, So
N16   Josh Cherry, KSU, PK, Sr
N23    Alex Henery, NU, PK/P, Jr
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