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2011 Football All-Big 12 Awards Announced
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The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league’s 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

ALL-BIG 12 HONORS NOTEBOOK
♦  Robert Griffin III is the first Baylor player to be named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He was named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2008, and is the second Bear to win one of the major individual Big 12 awards, joining Daniel Sepulveda (special teams player of the year, 2006).

♦  The Big 12 has Co-Defensive Players of the Year for the first time in Conference history. A.J. Klein is the first Iowa State player to win this award while Frank Alexander is the third from Oklahoma. Alexander is the second straight Oklahoma player to capture Defensive Lineman of the Year (Jeremy Beal, 2010).

♦  Grant Garner is the second player from Oklahoma State in the last three years (Russell Okung, 2009) to earn Offensive Lineman of the Year.

♦  Bill Snyder was tabbed as Coach of the Year for the third time (1998, 2002) in his career.

♦  Quinn Sharp is the third Oklahoma State player in the last four years (Dez Bryant, 2008 and Dan Bailey, 2010) to earn Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year.

♦  Aaron Horne is the second Iowa State player to be recognized as the top offensive newcomer while Arthur Brown is the sixth defensive newcomer from Kansas State.

♦  Tyler Lockett is Kansas State’s first offensive freshman of the year while Quandre Diggs is the fifth Texas player to earn top freshman defensive honors.

♦  Oklahoma has won the most major awards in the 16-year history of the Big 12 with 27. Texas is next with 23 winners, followed by Kansas State (19); Oklahoma State (12), Iowa State (8), Texas Tech (7), Kansas (6), Missouri (6), Texas A&M (5) and Baylor (3).

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Year
Robert Griffin III, Baylor, Jr., QB, Copperas Cove, Texas
Offensive Freshman of the Year
Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, WR, Tulsa, Okla.
Co-Defensive Players of the Year
A.J. Klein, Iowa State, Jr., LB, Kimberly, Wis.
Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.
Defensive Freshman of the Year
Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB, Angleton, Texas
Special Teams Player of the Year
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, Jr., PK/P, Mansfield, Texas
Offensive Lineman of the Year
Grant Garner, Oklahoma State, Sr., Mesquite, Texas
Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Aaron Horne, Iowa State, Jr., WR, Oakland, Calif.
Defensive Lineman of the Year
Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, Sr., DE, Baton Rouge, La.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, Jr., LB, Wichita, Kan.
Coach of the Year
Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 20th Season


2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Robert Griffin III Baylor Jr. Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove
RB Terrance Ganaway Baylor Sr. DeKalb, Texas/DeKalb/Houston/Texarkana College
RB Henry Josey Missouri So. Angleton, Texas/Angleton
FB Trey Millard Oklahoma So. Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WR Kendall Wright** Baylor Sr. Pittsburg, Texas/Pittsburg
WR Ryan Broyles^ Oklahoma Sr. Norman, Okla./Norman
WR Justin Blackmon** ^ Oklahoma State Jr. Ardmore, Okla./Plainview
TE Michael Egnew ^ Missouri Sr. Plainview, Texas/Plainview
OL Philip Blake Baylor Sr. Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Champlain Regional Prep/Tyler (Texas) JC
OL Kelechi Osemele Iowa State Sr. Houston, Texas/Langham Creek
OL Clyde Aufner Kansas State Sr. Raymore, Mo./Raymore-Peculiar
OL Gabe Ikard Oklahoma So. Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness
OL Levy Adcock** ^ Oklahoma State Sr. Claremore, Okla./Sequoyah/NE Okla. A&M JC
OL Grant Garner Oklahoma State Sr. Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite
PK Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
KR/PR Fozzy Whittaker Texas Sr. Houston, Texas/Pearland
 
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
DL Ray Kibble Kansas State Sr. Houston, Texas/Navarro JC
DL Frank Alexander** Oklahoma Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab
DL Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma Jr. Dewar, Okla./Dewar
DL Jamie Blatnick Oklahoma State Sr. Celina, Texas/Celina
DL Alex Okafor** Texas Jr. Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville
LB A.J. Klein Iowa State Jr. Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly
LB Arthur Brown Kansas State Jr. Wichita, Kan./Miami
LB Emmanuel Acho Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/St. Mark’s
DB Nigel Malone Kansas State Jr. Manteca, Calif./City College of San Francisco
DB Jamell Fleming Oklahoma Sr. Arlington, Texas/Seguin
DB Brodrick Brown Oklahoma State Jr. Houston, Texas/Westfield
DB Markelle Martin Oklahoma State Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider
DB Kenny Vaccaro Texas Jr. Brownwood, Texas/Early
P Quinn Sharp ^ Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Summit
 
2011 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
QB Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State Sr. Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe
RB Joseph Randle Oklahoma State So. Wichita, Kan./Southeast
RB Cyrus Gray Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
FB Kye Staley Oklahoma State Jr. Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie
WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma So. Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon
WR Josh Cooper Oklahoma State Sr. Mustang, Okla./Mustang
WR Ryan Swope Texas A&M Jr. Austin, Texas/Westlake
TE James Hanna Oklahoma Sr. Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound
OL Robert T. Griffin Baylor Sr. Euless, Texas/Trinity/Navarro College
OL Hayworth Hicks Iowa State Sr. Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale/Antelope Valley
OL Jeremiah Hatch Kansas Sr. Dallas, Texas/Carter
OL Zach Hanson Kansas State Sr. Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento CC
OL Luke Joeckel Texas A&M So. Arlington, Texas/Arlington
OL LaAdrian Waddle Texas Tech Jr. Columbus, Texas/Columbus
PK Randy Bullock Texas A&M Sr. Klein, Texas/Klein
KR/PR Tyler Lockett Kansas State Fr. Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
 
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School(s)
DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Baylor Sr. Stafford, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep
DL Jacquies Smith # Missouri Sr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff
DL Jackson Jeffcoat Texas So. Plano, Texas/Plano West
DL Kheeston Randall Texas Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Kelly
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie Texas A&M Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
LB Jake Knott # Iowa State Jr. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LB Travis Lewis # Oklahoma Sr. San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee
LB Keenan Robinson Texas Sr Plano, Texas/Plano East
DB Leonard Johnson # Iowa State Sr. Clearwater, Fla./Largo
DB Tysyn Hartman Kansas State Sr. Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel
DB E.J. Gaines Missouri So. Independence, Mo./Fort Osage
DB Demontre Hurst Oklahoma Jr. Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster
DB Quandre Diggs Texas Fr. Angleton, Texas/Angleton
P Trey Barrow Missouri Jr. Moberly, Mo./Moberly
** Unanimous Selection.
^ - Repeat first team selection from last season.
# - Repeat second team selection from last season.
A tie in voting created an additional first-team offensive line spot and an additional second-team offensive line spot.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.

2011 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Baylor: Art Briles (CoY), Elliot Coffey (LB), Ahmad Dixon (LB), Tevin Elliott (DL), Mike Hicks (DB), Sam Holl (DB), K.J. Morton (DB), Jordan Najvar (TE), Tevin Reese (WR), Cyril Richardson (OL), Terrance Williams (WR), Erik Wolfe (FB)
Iowa State: Jared Barnett (off FoY), Jake Lattimer (DL), Kirby Van Der Kamp (P), James White (RB)
Kansas: Tim Biere (TE), Ron Doherty (P), Steven Johnson (LB), Bradley McDougald (DB), Toben Opurum (DL), Duane Zlatnik (OL)
Kansas State: Clyde Aufner (off LoY), Anthony Cantele (PK), David Garrett (DB), Ray Kibble (def. LoY), Collin Klein (off PoY & QB), Tyler Lockett (ST PofY), Ty Zimmerman (DB)
Missouri: Dominique Hamilton (def. LoY & DL), Dan Hoch (OL), Kenji Jackson (DB), Luke Lambert (LB), T.J. Moe (WR), Jayson Palmgren (OL), Sheldon Richardson (def NoY & DL), Braylon Webb (def. FoY), Austin Wuebbels (OL)
Oklahoma: Tyler Evans (OL), Roy Finch (RB), Michael Hunnicutt (PK), Tony Jefferson (DB), Corey Nelson (LB), Donald Stephenson (OL), Bob Stoops (CoY), Tress Way (P), Dominique Whaley (RB), Tom Wort (LB)
Oklahoma State: Alex Elkins (def. NoY), Justin Gilbert (P/KR), Mike Gundy (CoY), Shaun Lewis (LB), Lane Taylor (OL)
Texas: Carrington Byndom (DB), Blake Gideon (DB), Cody Johnson (FB), Jaxon Shipley (WR), David Snow (OL), Justin Tucker (PK), Kenny Vaccaro (def PoY), Mason Walters (OL), Fozzy Whittaker (ST PoY)
Texas A&M: Eddie Brown Jr. (DL), Terrence Frederick (DB), Jeff Fuller (WR), Dustin Harris (P/KR), Nehemiah Hicks (TE), Trent Hunter (DB), Steven Jenkins (def NoY), Luke Joeckel (off LoY), Michael Lamothe (FB), Patrick Lewis (OL), Jake Matthews (OL), Christine Michael (RB), Damontre Moore (LB), Spencer Nealy (DL), Sean Porter (def. PoY & LB), Jonathan Stewart (LB)
Texas Tech: Terrance Bullitt (DB), Lonnie Edwards (OL), Ryan Erxleben (P), Adam James (TE), Alex Torres (WR), Eric Ward (WR), DeAndre Washington (off FoY)

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