All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
- Collin Klein is the first K-State player to earn Offensive Player of the Year.
- Arthur Brown is the third Wildcat to earn Defensive Player of the Year (Terrence Newman, 2002 and Mark Simoneau, 1999).
- Lache Seastrunk is the first Baylor player to be named Offensive Newcomer of the Year while Calvin Barnett is the first from Oklahoma State to garner Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
- Bill Snyder was tabbed as Coach of the Year for the fourth time (1998, 2002, 2011) and the second consecutive season.
- This year marks the first for Special Teams Co-Players of the Year. Quinn Sharp is the third Oklahoma State player in the last five years (Dez Bryant, 2008 and Dan Bailey, 2010) to earn the honor and has captured it two straight seasons.
- J.W. Walsh is Oklahoma State's second top offensive freshman (Tony Lindsay, 1997).
- Baylor garnered its first offensive lineman award while K-State earned its first for defensive lineman. The awards were first chosen in 2006.
- Nick Florence received the inaugural football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award is a new addition for all sports in 2012-13.
- Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 17-year history of the Big 12 with 27. K-State and Texas are next with 23 winners, followed by Oklahoma State (15), Iowa State (8), Texas Tech (7), Baylor (6) and Kansas (6).
- TCU and West Virginia each picked up an individual award in their first season as a member of the Big 12.
|2012 ALL-BIG 12 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS|
|Offensive Player of the Year|
Collin Klein, Kansas State, QB, Sr, Loveland, Colo.
|Defensive Player of the Year|
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, LB, Sr, Wichita, Kan.
|Offensive Newcomer of the Year|
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB, So, Temple, Texas
|Offensive Lineman of the Year|
Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Jr, Fort Worth, Texas
|Defensive Newcomer of the Year|
Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, DT, Jr, Tulsa, Okla.
|Defensive Lineman of the Year|
Meshak Williams, Kansas State, DE, Sr, Sylvester, Ga.
|Offensive Freshman of the Year|
J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, QB, Denton, Texas
|Scholar-Athlete of the Year|
Nick Florence, Baylor, QB, Sr, Garland, Texas
|Defensive Freshman of the Year|
Devonte Fields, TCU, DE, Arlington, Texas (unanimous)
|Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year|
Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 21st Season
|Co-Special Teams Players of the Year|
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, PK/P, Sr, Mansfield, Texas
Tavon Austin, West Virginia, KR/PR, Sr, Baltimore, Md.
|2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM|
|QB||Collin Klein||K-State||Sr.||Loveland, Colo./Loveland|
|RB||Joseph Randle**||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Wichita, Kan./Southeast|
|RB||John Hubert||K-State||Jr.||Waco, Texas/Midway|
|FB||Trey Millard #||Oklahoma||Jr.||Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge|
|WR||Terrance Williams||Baylor||Sr.||Dallas, Texas/W.T. White|
|WR||Tavon Austin||West Virginia||Sr.||Baltimore, Md./Dunbar|
|WR||Stedman Bailey||West Virginia||Jr.||Miramar, Fla./Miramar|
|TE||Travis Tannahill||K-State||Sr.||Overland Park, Kan./Olathe East|
|OL||Cyril Richardson||Baylor||Jr.||Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley|
|OL||Cornelius Lucas||K-State||Jr.||New Orleans, La./Edna Karr|
|OL||Gabe Ikard** #||Oklahoma||Jr.||Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness|
|OL||Lane Taylor**||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Arlington, Texas/Martin|
|OL||LaAdrian Waddle||Texas Tech||Sr.||Columbus, Texas/Columbus|
|PK||Quinn Sharp #||Oklahoma State||Sr.||Mansfield, Texas/Summit|
|KR/PR||Tavon Austin||West Virginia||Sr.||Baltimore, Md./Dunbar|
|DL||Jake McDonough||Iowa State||Sr.||Urbandale, Iowa/Valley|
|DL||Meshak Williams||K-State||Sr.||Sylvester, Ga./Hutchinson CC|
|DL||Calvin Barnett||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Tulsa, Okla./Navarro CC|
|DL||Devonte Fields||TCU||Fr.||Arlington, Texas/Martin|
|DL||Stansly Maponga||TCU||Jr.||Carrollton, Texas/Hebron|
|DL||Alex Okafor #||Texas||Sr.||Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville|
|LB||A.J. Klein #||Iowa State||Sr.||Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly|
|LB||Jake Knott||Iowa State||Sr.||Waukee, Iowa/Waukee|
|LB||Arthur Brown** #||K-State||Sr.||Wichita, Kan./Miami|
|DB||Ty Zimmerman||K-State||Jr.||Junction City, Kan./Junction City|
|DB||Aaron Colvin||Oklahoma||Jr.||Owasso, Okla./Owasso|
|DB||Tony Jefferson||Oklahoma||Jr.||Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake|
|DB||Jason Verrett||TCU||Jr.||Fairfield, Calif./Santa Rosa JC|
|DB||Kenny Vaccaro||Texas||Sr.||Brownwood, Texas/Early|
|P||Quinn Sharp #||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Mansfield, Texas/Summit|
|2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM|
|QB||Geno Smith||West Virginia||Sr.||Miami, Fla./Miramara|
|RB||James Sims||Kansas||Jr.||Irving, Texas/MacArthur|
|RB||Damien Williams||Oklahoma||Jr.||San Diego, Calif./Arizona Western|
|FB||Kye Staley||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie|
|WR||Chris Harper||K-State||Sr.||Wichita, Kan./Oregon|
|WR||Kenny Stills ^||Oklahoma||Jr.||Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon|
|WR||Darrin Moore||Texas Tech||Sr.||Irving, Texas/McArthur/Blinn College|
|TE||Jace Amaro||Texas Tech||So.||San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur|
|OL||Tanner Hawkinson||Kansas||Sr.||McPherson, Kan./McPherson|
|OL||Lane Johnson||Oklahoma||Sr.||Groveton, Texas/Kilgore College|
|OL||Blaize Foltz||TCU||Sr.||Rose Hill, Kan./Rose Hill|
|OL||Trey Hopkins||Texas||Jr.||Galena Park, Texas/North Shore|
|OL||Joe Madsen||West Virginia||Sr.||Chardon, Ohio/Chardon|
|PK||Anthony Cantele||K-State||Sr.||Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel|
|KR/PR||Justin Gilbert||Oklahoma State||Jr.||Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville|
|DL||Adam Davis||K-State||Sr.||Folkston, Ga./Hutchinson CC|
|DL||Vai Lutui||K-State||Sr.||Salt Lake City, Utah/Mt. San Antonio CC|
|DL||David King||Oklahoma||Sr.||Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Prep|
|DL||Chucky Hunter||TCU||So.||West Monroe, La./West Monroe|
|DL||Kerry Hyder||Texas Tech||Jr.||Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson|
|LB||Bryce Hager||Baylor||So.||Austin, Texas/Westlake|
|LB||Ben Heeney||Kansas||So.||Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson|
|LB||Kenny Cain||TCU||Sr.||Metaire, La./John Curtis Christian|
|DB||Cody Davis||Texas Tech||Sr.||Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville|
|DB||Durrell Givens||Iowa State||Sr.||Long Beach, Calif./Chaffey College|
|DB||Sam Carter||TCU||So.||Alief, Texas/Hastings|
|DB||Bradley McDougald||Kansas||Sr.||Columbus, Ohio/Scioto|
|DB||D.J. Johnson||Texas Tech||Sr.||Austin, Texas/St. Stephen's Episcopal|
|DB||Demontre Hurst ^||Oklahoma||Sr.||Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster|
|P||Kirby Van Der Kamp||Iowa State||Jr.||West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley|
# - Repeat first team selection from last season.
^ - Repeat second team selection from last season.
A tie in voting created an additional first-team defensive line and second-team defensive back spots.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.
|2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION|
|Baylor:||Troy Baker (OL), Ahmad Dixon (LB), Nick Florence (QB), Aaron Jones (PK), Cameron Kaufhold (OL), Eddie Lackey (LB, Def. NoY), Terrance Lloyd (DL), Jordan Najvar (TE), Tevin Reese (WR), Lanear Sampson (WR), Lache Seastrunk (RB), Ivory Wade (OL), Terrance Williams (Off. PoY)|
|Iowa State:||Carter Bykowski (OL), A.J. Klein (Def. PoY), Roosevelt Maggitt (DL), Jake McDonough (Def. LoY), Jeremy Reeves (DB), Kirby Van Der Kamp (ST PoY), Jacques Washington (DB)|
|Kansas:||Tanner Hawkinson (Off. LoY), Tony Pierson (RB)|
|K-State:||Jerrell Childs (LB), Ryan Doerr (P), BJ Finney (OL, Off. LoY), Tyler Lockett (WR, ST PoY), Jared Loomis (Schol. AoY), Tremaine Thompson (KR/PR), Cody Whitehair (OL),|
|Oklahoma:||Justin Brown (WR &PR/KR), Gabe Ikard (Off. LoY), Landry Jones (QB), Sterling Shepard (Off. FoY), Tress Way (P), Damien Williams (Off. NoY), Daryl Williams (OL)|
|Oklahoma State:||James Castleman (DL), Parker Graham (OL), Caleb Lavey (LB), Shaun Lewis (LB), Kevin Peterson (Def. FoY), Josh Stewart (WR)|
|TCU:||Josh Boyce (WR), B.J. Catalon (Off. FoY), Skye Dawson (PR/KR), Tayo Fabuluje (Off. NoY), Devonte Fields (Def. LoY), Blaize Foltz (Off. LoY), James Fry (OL), Jaden Oberkrom (PK), Elisha Olabode (DB), Ethan Perry (P), Jason Verrett (Def. PoY), Matthew Tucker (RB)|
|Texas:||Mike Davis (WR), Johnathan Gray (Off. FoY), Alex King (P), D.J. Monroe (PR/KR), Jaxon Shipley (WR)|
|Texas Tech:||Terrance Bullitt (LB), Ryan Bustin (PK), LeRaven Clark (OL, Off. LoY), Cody Davis (Def. PoY, Schol. AoY), Seth Doege (QB), Cornelius Douglas (DB), Ryan Erxleben (P), Kerry Hyder (Def. LoY), Leon Mackey (DL), Tre' Porter (DB), Eric Ward (WR), Kenny Williams (RB)|
|West Virginia:||Tavon Austin (Off. PoY), Karl Joseph (DB), Ryan Nehlen (Schol. AoY)|