Four Wildcats earn AP All-Big 12 first-team honors
Four Kansas State players made The Associated Press All-Big 12 team, it was announced Friday.
Another two Wildcats were second-team choices, as were four Kansas Jayhawks.
The first-team selections from K-State were offensive tackle Dalton Risner, defensive tackle Will Geary, cornerback D.J. Reed and kicker Matthew McCrane. The second-team choices were all-purpose back D.J. Reed and punter Nick Walsh.
The Jayhawks’ second-team selections were tight end Ben Johnson, defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., defensive tackle Daniel Wise and linebacker Joe Dineen Jr.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the unanimous pick as AP Big 12 offensive player of the year. He also won that honor in 2015 and is this year’s AP player of the year.
The 2017 AP All-Big 12 team, as selected by a panel of 19 sportswriters and sportscasters who regularly cover the league. (“u-” denotes unanimous selections):
QB– u-Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, 6-1, 220, Sr., Austin, Texas.
RB–u-Justice Hill, Oklahoma State, 5-10, 185, So., Tulsa, Oklahoma.
RB–David Montgomery, Iowa State, 5-11, 219, So., Cincinnati.
T–u-Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, 6-8, 345, Jr., Duluth, Georgia.
T–Dalton Risner, Kansas State, 6-5, 300, Jr., Wiggins, Colorado.
G–Ben Powers, Oklahoma, 6-4, 310, Jr., Wichita, Kansas.
G–Marcus Keyes, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 300, So., Port Allen, Louisiana.
C–Erick Wren, Oklahoma, 6-1, 306, Sr., Mesquite, Texas.
TE–u-Mark Andrews, Oklahoma, 6-5, 254, Jr., Scottsdale, Arizona.
WR–James Washington, Oklahoma State, 6-0, 205, Sr., Stamford, Texas.
WR–David Sills V, West Virginia, 6-4, 203, Jr., Wilmington, Delaware.
All-Purpose: KaVontae Turpin, TCU, 5-9, 153, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana.
K–Matthew McCrane, Kansas State, 5-10, 165, Sr., Brownwood, Texas.
DE–Mat Boesen, TCU, 6-4, 240, Sr., Torrance, California.
DE–Ben Banogu, TCU, 6-4, 245, Jr. McKinney, Texas.
DT–Poona Ford, Texas, 6-0, 305, Sr., Hilton Head, South Carolina.
DT–Will Geary, Kansas State, 6-0, 306, Sr., Topeka, Kansas.
LB–Malik Jefferson, Texas, 6-3, 240, Jr., Mesquite, Texas.
LB–Joel Lanning, Iowa State, 6-2, 230, Sr., Ankeny, Iowa.
LB–Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma, 6-1, 240, Sr., Houston.
CB–D.J. Reed, Kansas State, 5-9, 188, Jr., Bakersfield, California.
CB–Ranthony Texada, TCU, 5-10, 170, Sr., Frisco, Texas.
S–DeShon Elliott, Texas, 6-2, 210, Jr., Rockwall, Texas.
S–Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State, 6-2, 198, Sr., Bakersfield, California.
P–Michael Dickson, Texas, 6-3, 205, Jr., Sydney, Australia.
QB–Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 230, Sr., Rock Hill, South Carolina.
RB–Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma, 6-2, 218, So., Katy, Texas.
RB–Justin Crawford, West Virginia, 6-0, 200, Sr., Columbus, Georgia.
T–Jake Campos, Iowa State, 6-8, 300, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa.
T–Zachary Crabtree, Oklahoma State, 6-7, 310, Sr., Mansfield, Texas.
G–Matt Pryor, TCU, 6-7, 338, Sr., Long Beach, California.
G–Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5, 302, Jr., Sacramento, California.
C–Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 300, Sr., Argyle, Texas.
TE–Ben Johnson, Kansas, 6-5, 245, Sr., Basehor, Kansas.
WR–Allen Lazard, Iowa State, 6-5, 222, Sr., Urbandale, Iowa.
WR–Keke Coutee, Texas Tech, 5-11, 180, Jr., Lufkin, Texas.
All-Purpose: D.J. Reed, Kansas State, 5-9, 188, Jr.
K–Austin Seibert, Oklahoma, 5-9, 210, Jr., Belleville, Illinois.
DE–Dorance Armstrong Jr., Kansas, 6-4, 246, Jr., Houston
DE–Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 250, So., Tulsa, Oklahoma.
DT–DeQuinton Osborne, Oklahoma State, 6-0, 305, Sr., Grand Prairie, Texas.
DT–Daniel Wise, Kansas, 6-3, 290, Jr., Lewisville, Texas.
LB–Travin Howard, TCU, 6-1, 213, Sr., Longview, Texas.
LB–Joe Dineen Jr., Kansas, 6-2, 230, Jr., Lawrence, Kansas.
LB–Dakota Allen, Texas Tech, 6-1, 235, Jr., Humble, Texas.
CB–Kris Boyd, Texas, 6-0, 200 Jr., Gilmer, Texas.
CB–Brian Peavy, Iowa State, 5-9, 190, Jr., Houston.
S–Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 200, Sr., Converse, Texas.
S–Nick Orr, TCU, 5-10, 187, Sr. S, DeSoto, Texas.
P–Nick Walsh, Kansas State, 5-11, 207, Sr., Lyndon, Kansas.
Coach of the year — Matt Campbell, Iowa State.
Offensive player of the year — Baker Mayfield, QB, Sr., Oklahoma.
Defensive player of the year — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/LB, Sr., Oklahoma.
Newcomer of the year — Will Grier, QB, Jr., West Virginia