2016 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced
December 07, 2016
All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
Dede Westbrook garnered Oklahoma's sixth Offensive Player of the Year Award and second consecutive. Other OU winners include quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2015), Sam Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003 and 2004) and Josh Heupel (2000). Westbrook is just the second wideout to claim the award along with Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon (2010).
Jordan Willis is the fourth player from K-State to earn Defensive Player of the Year along with linebacker Arthur Brown (2012), defensive back Terence Newman (2002) and linebacker Mark Simoneau (1999). This is the ninth year that a player on the defensive line has been recognized.
Justin Crawford is West Virginia's second Offensive Newcomer of the Year after running back Charles Sims was honored in 2013. He is the fourth running back to win the award.
D.J. Reed is the sixth K-State player named as Defensive Newcomer of the Year, and the first since Arthur Brown in 2011.
Justice Hill is the third Oklahoma State player and first Cowboy running back to be picked Offensive Freshman of the Year. He is the ninth running back to be chosen for the award.
Reggie Walker is the first K-State player to earn Defensive Freshman of the Year since Terry Pierce won the first award in 2000. He is the third defensive end to be honored.
Michael Dickson is Texas' first Special Teams Player of the Year. The award was first presented in 2005. He is the fourth player who handles punting duties to win the honor.
Orlando Brown is Oklahoma's second honoree for Offensive Lineman of the Year, joining Jon Cooper (2008). He is the first sophomore to earn the award since it was first presented in 2006.
K-State's Jordan Willis was also named Defensive Lineman of the Year joining previous K-State selections Ryan Mueller (2013) and Meshak Williams (2012). Willis is the fifth player to win both defensive lineman and player of the year in the same season.
Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) was recognized as Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year for the sixth time and second consecutive year (2015, 2008, 2006, 2003 and 2000) after leading the Sooners to the first undefeated conference season since round-robin play began in 2011.
Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 21-year history of the Big 12 with 35. K-State is second (32), followed by Texas (26), Oklahoma State (19), Baylor (13), Iowa State (11), Texas Tech (8), Kansas (7), TCU (5) and West Virginia (4).
|OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:||Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Sr., Cameron, Texas|
|DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:||Jordan Willis, K-State, DE, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.|
|OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:||Justin Crawford, West Virginia, RB, Jr., Columbus, Ga.|
|DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:||D.J. Reed, K-State, DB, So., Bakersfield, Calif.|
|OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:||Justice Hill, Oklahoma State, RB, Tulsa, Okla.|
|DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:||Reggie Walker, K-State, DE, Ponchatoula, La.|
|SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:||Michael Dickson, Texas, P, So., Sydney, Australia|
|OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR:||Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, So., Duluth, Ga.|
|DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR:||Jordan Willis, K-State, DE, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.|
|CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR:||Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (18th season)|
|2016 All-Big 12 Football First Team|
|QB||Baker Mayfield +||Oklahoma||Jr.||Austin, Texas/Texas Tech|
|RB||Joe Mixon||Oklahoma||So.||Oakley, Calif./Freedom|
|RB||D'Onta Foreman *||Texas||Jr.||Texas City, Texas/Texas City|
|FB||Winston Dimel +||K-State||So.||Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan|
|WR||K.D. Cannon ^||Baylor||Jr.||Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant|
|WR||Allen Lazard||Iowa State||Jr.||Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale|
|WR||Dede Westbrook *||Oklahoma||Sr.||Cameron, Texas/Blinn CC|
|WR||James Washington^||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Stamford, Texas/Stamford|
|TE||Mark Andrews ^||Oklahoma||So.||Scottsdale, Okla./Desert Mountain|
|OL||Kyle Fuller ^||Baylor||Sr.||Wylie, Texas/Wylie|
|OL||Dalton Risner||K-State||So.||Wiggins, Colo./Wiggins|
|OL||Orlando Brown||Oklahoma||So.||Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge|
|OL||Connor Williams||Texas||So.||Coppell, Texas/Coppell|
|OL||Tyler Orlosky ^||West Virginia||Sr.||Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward|
|PK||Cole Netten||Iowa State||Sr.||Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny|
|KR/PR||Byron Pringle||K-State||So.||Tampa, Fla./Butler CC|
|DL||K.J. Smith||Baylor||Jr.||Frisco, Texas/Centennial|
|DL||Dorance Armstrong, Jr. *||Kansas||So.||Houston, Texas/North Shore|
|DL||Jordan Willis *||K-State||Sr.||Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst|
|DL||Vincent Taylor||Oklahoma State||Jr.||San Antonio, Texas/James Madi|
|DL||Josh Carraway +||TCU||Sr.||Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus|
|LB||Elijah Lee ^||K-State||Jr.||Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs|
|LB||Jordan Evans ^||Oklahoma||Sr.||Norman, Okla./Norman North|
|LB||Travin Howard||TCU||Jr.||Longview, Texas/Longview|
|DB||Fish Smithson ^||Kansas||Sr.||Baltimore, Md./Highland|
|DB||D.J. Reed||K-State||So.||Bakersfield, Calif./Cerritos College|
|DB||Jordan Thomas ^||Oklahoma||Jr.||Klein, Texas/Klein|
|DB||Jordan Sterns ^||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Cibolo, Texas/Steele|
|DB||Rasul Douglas||West Virginia||Sr.||East Orange, N.J./Nassau CC|
|P||Michael Dickson||Texas||So.||Sydney, Australia|
|2016 All-Big 12 Football Second Team|
|QB||Patrick Mahomes II||Texas Tech||Jr.||Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse|
|RB||Samaje Perine ~||Oklahoma||Jr.||Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson|
|RB||Justice Hill||Oklahoma State||Fr.||Tulsa, Okla./Brooker T. Washington|
|FB||Dimitri Flowers||Oklahoma||Jr.||San Antonio, Texas/Churchill|
|WR||Jonathan Giles||Texas Tech||So.||Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Elkins|
|WR||Shelton Gibson||West Virginia||Jr.||Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights|
|WR||Daikiel Shorts Jr.||West Virginia||Sr.||Clayton, N.J., Eastern Christian Academy|
|TE||Blake Jarwin ~||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Tuttle, Okla./Tuttle|
|OL||Nick Fett||Iowa State||Sr.||Audubon, Iowa/Audubon|
|OL||Zach Crabtree||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield|
|OL||Victor Salako||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Huntsville, Ala./Grissom|
|OL||Austin Schlottmann||TCU||Jr.||Brenham, Texas/Brenham|
|OL||Kent Perkins||Texas||Sr.||Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands|
|PK||Ben Grogan||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Arlington, Texas/Martin|
|KR/PR||Dede Westbrook||Oklahoma||Sr.||Cameron, Texas/Blinn CC|
|DL||Jhaustin Thomas||Iowa State||Sr.||Atlanta, Ga./Columbia|
|DL||Demond Tucker||Iowa State||Sr.||Hazelhurst, Miss./Hazelhurst|
|DL||Jordan Wade||Oklahoma||Sr.||Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point|
|DL||Aaron Curry||TCU||Sr.||Keller, Texas/Nebraska|
|DL||Breckyn Hager||Texas||So.||Austin, Texas/Westlake|
|LB||Ogbonnia Okoronkwo||Oklahoma||Jr.||Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor|
|LB||Chad Whitener||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield|
|LB||Ty Summers||TCU||So.||San Antonio, Texas/Reagan|
|DB||Patrick Levels||Baylor||Sr.||Dallas, Texas/Roosevelt|
|DB||Kamari Cotton-Moya||Iowa State||Jr.||Bakersfield, Calif./Ridgeview|
|DB||Tre Flowers||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Converse, Texas/Judson|
|DB||Denzel Johnson||TCU||Sr.||Gainesville, Texas/Gainesville|
|DB||Nick Orr||TCU||Jr.||DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto|
|P||Zach Sinor||Oklahoma State||So.||Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley|
|+ - Repeat first team selection from 2015
~ - 2015 first team selection
^ - Second Team selection in 2015.
* - Unanimous selection
A tie in voting created an additional wide receiver spot
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.
|2016 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention|
|Baylor:||Travon Blanchard (LB), Aiavion Edwards (LB), Kyle Fuller (OLofY), Drew Galitz (P), Tony Nicholson (K/PR), Ryan Reid (DB), Orion Stewart (DB), Terence Williams (RB)|
|Iowa State:||Matt Campbell (CofY), Willie Harvey (LB), Cole Netten (STPofY), Kene Nwangwu (K/PR), Brian Peavy (DB), Patrick Scoggins (OL), Jomal Wiltz (DB)|
|Kansas:||Hakeem Adeniji (OL), D'Andre Banks (OL), LaQuvionte Gonzales (ONofY), Mike Lee (DFrofY, DB), Cole Moos (P), Steven Sims Jr. (WR), Daniel Wise (DL), Matthew Wyman (PK), Michael Zunica (FB)|
|K-State:||Dante Barnett (DB), Will Geary (DL), Dominique Heath (K/PR), Elijah Lee (DPofY), Mike Moore (LB), Reid Najvar (OL), Byron Pringle (WR), Dayton Valentine (TE)|
|Oklahoma:||Emmanuel Beal (DNofY), Bobby Evans (OL), Baker Mayfield (OPofY), Joe Mixon (K/PR), Steven Parker (DB), Ben Powers (OL), Dru Samia (OL), Ahmad Thomas (DB), Erick Wren (OL)|
|Oklahoma State:||Calvin Bundage (DFrofY), Jordan Burton (LB), Chris Carson (RB), Marcus Keyes (OL), Ashton Lampkin (DB), Jalen McCleskey (WR), Motekiai Maile (DL), Mason Rudolph (QB), Zach Sinor (STPofY),Vincent Taylor (DLofY, DPofY), Zac Veatch (TE)|
|TCU:||Kyle Hicks (RB), Adam Nunez (P), Ranthony Texada (DB), KaVontae Turpin (STPofY, K/PR)|
|Texas:||Shane Buechele (OFrofY), Poona Ford (DL), D'Onta Foreman (OPofY), Chris Nelson (DL), Malcolm Roach (DFrofY), Zach Shackelford (OL), Connor Williams (OLofY)|
|Texas Tech:||Jordyn Brooks (DFrofY, LB), Baylen Brown (OL), Keke Coutee (WR), Patrick Mahomes II (OPofY)|
|West Virginia:||Justin Arndt (LB), Al-Rasheed Benton (LB), Kyle Bosch (OL), Rasul Douglas (DPofY), Dana Holgorsen (CofY), David Long (DFrofY), Noble Nwachukwu (DL), Tyler Orlosky (OLofY), Adam Pankey (OL), Kyzir White (DNofY, DB)|