Big 12 releases 2016 preseason football team

The 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards, as selected by the media representatives who cover the league, were released on Wednesday.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year. It follows his selection as Offensive Player of the Year for the 2015 season, in which he passed for 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns.

OU had nine players selected to the team – four on offense, five on defense. Oklahoma State had three chosen – one on offense and two on defense.

2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Jr., Austin, Texas
Defensive Player of the Year: Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB, So., Mesquite, Texas
Newcomer of the Year: Kenny Hill, TCU, QB, Jr., Southlake, Texas


Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
QB Baker Mayfield # Oklahoma 6-1 212 Jr./1L Austin, Texas
RB Mike Warren Iowa State 6-0 205 So./1L Lawton, Okla.
RB Samaje Perine ^# Oklahoma 5-11 237 Jr./2L Pflugerville, Texas
FB Winston Dimel # Kansas State 6-1 235 So./1L Manhattan, Kan.
WR KD Cannon * Baylor 6-0 180 Jr./2L Mount Pleasant, Texas
WR Allen Lazard Iowa State 6-5 223 Jr./2L Urbandale, Iowa
WR James Washington * Oklahoma State 6-0 205 Jr./2L Stamford, Texas
TE Mark Andrews # Oklahoma 6-5 244 So./1L Scottsdale, Ariz.
OL Kyle Fuller * Baylor 6-5 310 Sr./3L Wylie, Texas
OL Orlando Brown Oklahoma 6-8 357 So./1L Duluth, Ga.
OL Patrick Vahe Texas 6-3 326 So./1L Nyack, N.Y.
OL Connor Williams Texas 6-6 288 So./1L Coppell, Texas
OL Tyler Orlosky * West Virginia 6-4 295 Sr./3L Cleveland, Ohio
PK Clayton Hatfield Texas Tech 5-10 170 So./1L Boerne, Texas
KR/PR KaVontae Turpin TCU 5-9 153 So./1L Monroe, La.
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
DL Will Geary Kansas State 6-0 297 Jr./2L Topeka, Kan.
DL Jordan Willis Kansas State 6-5 250 Sr./3L Kansas City, Mo.
DL Charles Walker * Oklahoma 6-2 299 Jr./2L Garland, Texas
DL Vincent Taylor Oklahoma State 6-3 310 Jr./2L San Antonio, Texas
DL Josh Carraway # TCU 6-4 250 Sr./3L Flower Mound, Texas
DL James McFarland TCU 6-3 250 Sr./3L West Monroe, La.
DL Noble Nwachukwu West Virginia 6-2 275 Sr./3L Wylie, Texas
LB Elijah Lee * Kansas State 6-3 218 Jr./2L Blue Springs, Mo.
LB Jordan Evans * Oklahoma 6-2 233 Sr./3L Norman, Okla.
LB Malik Jefferson Texas 6-3 238 So./1L Mesquite, Texas
DB Dante Barnett Kansas State 6-1 193 Sr./3L Tulsa, Okla.
DB Steven Parker Oklahoma 6-1 208 Jr./2L Tulsa, Okla.
DB Jordan Thomas * Oklahoma 6-0 187 Jr./2L Klein, Texas
DB Jordan Sterns * Oklahoma State 6-0 200 Sr./3L Cibolo, Texas
DB Davante Davis Texas 6-2 199 So./1L Miami, Fla.
P Austin Seibert * Oklahoma 5-10 214 So./1L Belleville, Ill.

A tie in voting at DL created two additional spots.
^ – 2015 Preseason Team
# – 2015 All-Big 12 First Team selection
* – 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team selection

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