Oklahoma Football: Seven Sooners Named to All-Big 12 First Team

Much like they dominated the Big 12 this season, Oklahoma football is heavily represented on the Associated Press All-Big 12 Team announced on Wednesday.

Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops claps on the sidelines against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma All-Big 12 First-Team selections included quarterback Baker Mayfield, wide receivers Dede Westbrook and Mark Andrews , running back Joe Mixon, offensive tackle Orlando Brown, linebacker Jordan Evans and cornerback Jordan Thomas.

In addition, Bob Stoops was named Coach of the Year in the Big 12, his fifth time to receive the honor, and Westbrook was named Offensive Player of the Year in the conference, finishing just ahead of Mayfield.

Westbrook and Mayfield are both headed to New York this weekend as finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy, only the fifth time ever that two players from the same team have been finalists for the award in the same year. Two Oklahoma teammates – Jason White and Adrian Peterson – were also Heisman finalists in 2004.

Westbrook and Texas running back D’Onta Foreman were the only unanimous first-team selections.

Jordan Willis, a linebacker for Kansas State was named Defensive Player of the Year and freshman running back Justice Hill was voted the award as Newcomer of the Year.

Three Oklahoma players were named to the second team: running back Samaje Perine, offensive guard Ben Powers and linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.

Oklahoma’s seven first-team members led all Big 12 schools. West Virginia was second with four players; Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas State had three each.

First-team selections included nine seniors, nine juniors and seven sophomores.

Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team


QB – Baker Mayfield, Jr., Oklahoma

RB – D’Onta Foreman, Jr., Texas

RB – Joe Mixon, So., Oklahoma

OT – Connor Williams, So., Texas

OT – Orlando Brown, So., Oklahoma

C – Tyler Orlosky, Sr., West Virginia

OG – Terrale Johnson, Sr., Kansas State

OG – Kyle Bosch, Jr., West Virginia

WR – Dede Westbrook, Sr. Oklahoma

WR – James Washington, Jr., Oklahoma State

TE – Mark Andrews, So., Oklahoma

All-Purpose – Shelton Gibson, Jr., West Virginia

K – Cole Netten, Sr. Iowa State


DE – Jordan Willis, Sr., Kansas State

DE – Dorance Armstrong, So., Kansas

DT – Vincent Taylor, Jr., Oklahoma State

DT – Will Geary, Jr., Kansas State

LB – Travin Howard, Jr. TCU

LB – Elijah Lee, Jr., Kansas State

LB – Jordan Evans, Sr., Oklahoma

CB – Rasul Douglas, Sr., West Virginia

CB – Jordan Thomas, Jr., Oklahoma

S – Jordan Sterns, Sr., Oklahoma State

S – Orion Stewart, Sr., Baylor

P – Michael Dickson, So. Texas

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