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Media Preseason Football Team Announced
July 16, 2014
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards, chosen by media representatives who cover the league.

The preseason team was dominated by upperclassmen with 18 seniors and five juniors among the 26 honorees. Eight players were named to the 2013 All-Big 12 First Team while 11 were on the second team.

Individual selections include quarterback Bryce Petty (Baylor) as Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, lineman Devonte Fields (TCU) as Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (Oklahoma State) as Preseason Newcomer of the Year.

Petty led Baylor to its first Big 12 championship and BCS bowl in 2013 during a record-setting junior season in which he set 17 school marks. He was awarded 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and was an Athlon's All-America Second Team selection while finishing seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting. Petty totaled 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns with just three interceptions on 250-for-403 passing (62.0 percent) while rushing for 209 yards and 14 TDs on 94 attempts last season.

Fields was also the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year heading into the 2013 season before suffering an injury that limited him to three games. He was the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and an All-Big 12 First Team pick after posting 53 tackles, including 34 solo stops. He also had 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a 2012 rookie.

Hill transferred from Garden City Community College where he made 32 catches for 532 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore. He also carried the ball 101 times for 659 yards and five scores. After enrolling at Oklahoma State in January, Hill made an immediate impact on the Cowboy track team by winning the 200 meters and placing second in the 60 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship to help OSU to its first Conference men's team title. He placed fifth in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor championship to claim All-America status.

The media Preseason Big 12 Poll will be released on Thursday, followed by the annual Big 12 Football Media Days to be conducted in Dallas on July 21-22. Live video coverage, including press conferences and one-on-one interviews with a variety of guests, will be featured both days on the Big 12 Digital Network, including The Big 12's social media sites will also provide a unique perspective of Big 12 Football Media Days.

2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Petty, Baylor, QB
Defensive Player of the Year: Devonte Fields, TCU, DL
Newcomer of the Year: Tyreek Hill, Oklahoma State, WR

Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Antwan Goodley * Baylor 5-11 225 Sr/3L Midland, Texas
TE EJ Bibbs + Iowa State 6-3 261 Sr/1L Chicago, Ill.
OL Spencer Drango * Baylor 6-6 305 Jr/2L Cedar Park, Texas
OL Cody Whitehair + K-State 6-4 309 Jr/2L Abilene, Kan.
C B.J. Finney * K-State 6-4 303 Sr/3L Andale, Kan.
OL Daryl Williams + Oklahoma 6-6 329 Sr/3L Lake Dallas, Texas
OL Le'Raven Clark ^+ Texas Tech 6-5 303 Jr/2L Rockdale, Texas
WR Tyler Lockett * K-State 5-11 175 Sr/3L Tulsa, Okla.
QB Bryce Petty * Baylor 6-3 230 Sr/3L Midlothian, Texas
RB Shock Linwood Baylor 5-9 200 So/1L Linden, Texas
RB Malcolm Brown + Texas 6-0 228 Sr/3L Cibolo, Texas
PK Michael Hunnicutt + Oklahoma 6-1 180 Sr/3L Richardson, Texas
KR Tyler Lockett ^* K-State 5-11 175 Sr/3L Tulsa, Okla.
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
DL Ryan Mueller * K-State 6-2 245 Sr/3L Leawood, Kan.
DL Devonte Fields ^# TCU 6-4 240 So/1L Arlington, Texas
DL Chucky Hunter + TCU 6-1 305 Sr/3L West Monroe, La.
DL Cedric Reed + Texas 6-6 271 Sr/2L Cleveland, Texas
LB Bryce Hager^ Baylor 6-2 235 Sr/3L Austin, Texas
LB Ben Heeney + Kansas 6-0 230 Sr/3L Hutchinson, Kan.
LB Eric Striker + Oklahoma 6-0 221 Jr/2L Seffner, Fla.
DB Zack Sanchez Oklahoma 5-11 179 So/1L Keller, Texas
DB Sam Carter + TCU 6-1 215 Sr/3L New Orleans, La.
DB Quandre Diggs ^ Texas 5-10 204 Sr/3L Angleton, Texas
DB Karl Joseph West Virginia 5-10 196 Jr/2L Orlando, Fla.
P Spencer Roth * Baylor 6-4 225 Sr/3L Knoxville, Tenn.
PR Levi Norwood Baylor 6-2 200 Sr/3L State College, Pa.
^ 2013 Preseason Team
* 2013 All-Big 12 First Team selection
+ 2013 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
# Injured in 2013
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