Nov. 29, 2005


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Dallas - The SBC 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.

SBC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vince Young, Texas, Jr., QB, Houston Texas*

SBC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Nick Reid, Kansas, Sr., LB, Derby, Kan.

SBC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mason Crosby, Colorado, Jr., PK, Georgetown, Texas

SBC COACH OF THE YEAR
Mack Brown, Texas, 8th season

SBC OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Jamaal Charles, Texas, RB, Port Arthur, Texas

SBC DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Brian Orakpo, Texas, DL, Houston, Texas

SBC OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Robert Johnson, Texas Tech, WR, Jr., Americus, Ga.

SBC DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
C.J. Ah You, Oklahoma, DL, Jr., Highland, Utah

* - Unanimous selection

SBC All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:

  • Vince Young is the fourth player from Texas to be named SBC Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Jamaal Charles is the fifth SBC Offensive Freshman of the Year from UT, while Brian Orakpo is the fourth Longhorn to be named SBC Defensive Freshman of the Year. The three totals for each award are the most of any school in the league.

  • Nick Reid and Robert Johnson's selections mark the first time a player from their schools have won the respective awards.

  • Oklahoma has had the SBC Defensive Newcomer of the Year three times in the last four seasons.

  • Mack Brown's SBC Coach of the Year honor marks the first time a Texas mentor has earned Big 12 recognition.

  • Reid's honor is just the third major award for a KU athlete. Previous Jayhawks who earned accolades include Joe Vaughn (2003) and Bill Whittemore (2002), who were both named SBC Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

  • Texas and Oklahoma are tied for the most major award honorees in the 10-year history of the Big 12 with 16 each. Kansas State is next with 11 winners, followed by Nebraska (7), Iowa State (6), Colorado (5) and Texas Tech (4).

  • Seven athletes garnered SBC All-Big 12 First Team accolades for the second time in their careers. Willie Andrews (Baylor), Mason Crosby (Colorado), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma), Justin Blalock (Texas), Jonathan Scott (Texas) and Michael Huff (Texas) were repeat selections from a year ago. Dusty Dvoracek (Oklahoma) earned honors for the second time after being tabbed in 2003.

2005 SBC ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School(s)
QBVince Young**TexasJr.Houston Texas/Madison
RBAdrian Peterson [r]OklahomaSo.Palestine, Texas/Palestine
RBTaurean HendersonTexas TechSr.Gatesville, Texas/Gatesville
FBJ.D. RunnelsOklahomaSr.Midwest City, Okla./Carl Albert
WRTodd BlytheIowa StateSo.Indianola, Iowa/Indianola
WRJarrett HicksTexas TechJr.Houston, Texas/Sharpstown
WRJoel FilaniTexas TechJr.Phoenix, Ariz./Paradise Valley
TEJoe KlopfensteinColoradoSr.Aurora, Colo./Grandview
OLJustin Blalock** [r]TexasJr.Plano, Texas/East
OLDavin Joseph**OklahomaSr.Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale
OLJonathan Scott [r]TexasSr.Dallas, Texas/Carter
OLWill AllenTexasSr.Houston, Texas/Cypress Falls
OLMark FentonColoradoJr.Inglewood, Calif./Westchester
OLTony PalmerMissouriSr.Midwest City, Okla./Midwest City
PKMason Crosby** [r]ColoradoJr.Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown
KR/PRCharles GordonKansasJr.Carson, Calif./Santa Monica

DEFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School(s)
DLRod WrightTexasSr.Houston, Texas/Alief Hastings
DLDusty Dvoracek [r03]OklahomaSr.Lake Dallas, Texas/Lake Dallas
DLCharlton KeithKansasSr.Akron, Ohio/Buchtel/Minnesota/Minnesota West CC
DLTim CrowderTexasJr.Tyler, Texas/John Tyler
DLNick LeadersIowa StateSr.Omaha, Neb./Millard West
LBRufus AlexanderOklahomaJr.Baton Rouge, La./Christian Life
LBNick ReidKansasSr.Derby, Kan./Derby
LBAaron HarrisTexasSr.Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite
DBMichael Huff [r]TexasSr.Irving, Texas/Nimitz
DBDwayne SlayTexas TechSr.Brunswick, Ga./Reedley College
DBCedric GriffinTexasSr.San Antonio, Texas/Holmes
DBWillie Andrews [r]BaylorSr.Longview, Texas/Longview
DBLaMarcus HicksIowa StateSr.Clarksdale, Miss./Clarksdale/Southern Miss/Coahoma JC
PJohn TorpColoradoSr.Louisville, Colo./Monarch

** - Unanimous selection
[r] - Repeat selection from last season
[r03] - Repeat selection from 2003
Ties in the voting created an additional position on the first team for offensive line.

2005 SBC ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School(s)
QBCody HodgesTexas TechSr.Hereford, Texas/Hereford
RBJamaal CharlesTexasFr.Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial
RBCory RossNebraskaSr.Denver, Colo./Thomas Jefferson
FBLawrence VickersColoradoSr.Houston, Texas/Forest Brook
WRD'Juan WoodsOklahama StateJr.Oklahoma City, Okla./Millwood
WRDominique ZeiglerBaylorJr.Killeen, Texas/Harker Heights
WRTravis WilsonOklahomaJr.Carrollton, Texas/Creekview
WRRobert JohnsonTexas TechJr.Americus, Ga./Reedley College
TEDavid ThomasTexasSr.Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship
OLJeromey ClaryKansas StateSr.Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield
OLManuel RamirezTexas TechJr.Houston, Texas/Willowridge
OLE.J. WhitleyTexas TechSr.Texas City, Texas/Texas City
OLCorey HillardOklahoma StateJr.New Orleans, La./Jesuit
PKTodd PegramTexas A&MSr.Plano, Texas/West
KR/PRStephone RobinsonColoradoSo.Denver, Colo./Mullen

DEFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School(s)
DLAdam CarrikerNebraskaJr.Kennewick, Wash./Kennewick
DLBrent CurveyIowa StateJr.Houston, Texas/Westfield
DLKeyunta DawsonTexas TechJr.Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian
DLCalvin ThibodeauxOklahomaSr.Houston, Texas/Westbury
DLJermial AshleyKansasSr.Fort Worth, Texas/Fossil Ridge/Tyler CC
DLFrank OkamTexasSo.Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands
LBBrian IwuhColoradoSr.Houston, Texas/Worthing
LBTim DobbinsIowa StateSr.Nashville, Tenn./Glencliff/Copiah-Lincoln
LBClint IngramOklahomaSr.Hallsville, Texas/Hallsville
LBJustin WarrenTexas A&MJr.Tyler, Texas/Lee
DBCharles GordonKansasJr.Carson, Calif./Santa Monica
DBChijioke OnyenegechaOklahomaSr.Richmond, Calif./City College of San Francisco
DBDaniel BullocksNebraskaSr.Chattanooga, Tenn./Hixson
DBVincent MeeksTexas TechSr.Dallas, Texas/Rockwall
DBSteve ParisIowa StateSr.Dallas, Texas/Roosevelt
PDaniel SepulvedaBaylorJr.Dallas, Texas/Highland Park

Ties in the voting created additional positions on the second team for wide receiver, defensive line and linebacker.

2005 SBC All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Baylor:Colin Allred, LB; Anthony Arline, DB; Will Blaylock, OL; Marcus Foreman, DL; Maurice Lane, DB; Lequalan McDonald, OL; Montez Murphy, DL; Shaun Rochon, KR; C.J. Wilson, DB
Colorado:J.J. Billingsley, DB; Gerett Burl, DB; Hugh Charles, RB; Brian Daniels, OL; Jordon Dizon, LB; Tyrone Henderson, DB; Joel Klatt, QB; Vaka Manupuna, DL; Clint O'Neal, OL; Quinn Sypniewski, TE; Thaddaeus Washington, LB
Iowa State:Jason Berryman, DL; Aaron Brant, OL; Ryan Kock, FB; Bret Meyer, QB; Nik Moser, DB; Troy Blankenship, P; Scott Stephenson, OL
Kansas:Rodney Allen, DL; Banks Floodman, LB; Rodney Fowler, DB; Charles Gordon, WR; Clark Green, RB; Kevin Kane, LB; David Ochoa, OL; Brandon Perkins, DL/LB; Mark Simmons, WR; Aqib Talib, DB; Kyle Tucker, P; Bob Whitaker, OL
Kansas State:Brandon Archer, LB; Victor Mann, FB; Jordy Nelson, WR; Marcus Watts, DB
Missouri:Joel Clinger, OL; Sean Coffey, WR; Marcus King, DB; Brad Smith, QB; Brian Smith, DL; David Overstreet, DB; Martin Rucker, TE; Jason Simpson, DB; Adam Spieker, OL
Nebraska:Titus Adams, DL; Cortney Grixby, DB; Sam Koch, P; Kurt Mann, OL; Corey McKeon, LB; Jay Moore, DL; Terrence Nunn, WR
Oklahoma:C.J. Ah You, DL; Rhett Bomar, QB; Malcolm Kelly, WR; D.J. Wolfe, DB
Oklahoma State:Victor DeGrate, DL; Mike Hamilton, RB; Charlie Johnson, OL: Daniel McLemore, KR; Jamar Ransom, LB; Jamie Thompson, DB
Texas:Larry Dibbles, DL; Robert Killebrew, LB; Michael Griffin, DB; Brian Orakpo, DL; Billy Pittman, WR; Brian Robison, DL; Ramonce Taylor, RB
Texas A&M:Jaxson Appel, DB; Martellus Bennett, TE; Jason Carter, WR; Kirk Elder, OL; Johnny Jolly, DL; Cody Wallace, OL
Texas Tech:Danny Amendola, WR; Brandon Jones, OL; Alex Reyes, P; John Saldi, LB; Ken Scott, DL; Fletcher Session, LB; Alex Trlica, PK; Shannon Woods, KR