Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.

Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee.

 

Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing has taken away from what was a remarkable season in the Big 12.

 

The 2014 season was one filled with remarkable comebacks, record-setting performances, historic storylines and a lot of purple.

 

2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Teams:
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Big 12 2014 Season Awards

 

Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson, TCU

In just three short seasons, Patterson took his program from the Mountain West to the top of the Big 12 ladder. After losing close game after close game and finishing 4-8 a year ago with no quarterback play, Patterson reinvented himself on offense by hiring two new coordinators. With a wide receiver playing quarterback and his best defensive player lost for the year in the summer months, all Patterson did was win a share of the Big 12 title. The Frogs were picked sixth in the Big 12.

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

What else can be said about Boykin’s remarkable season? He led the Big 12 with 3,714 yards passing, 30 passing touchdowns and was top 10 nationally in both categories. He also led the Big 12 and finished third nationally in total offense per game at 363.0 yards per game. Of the 11 players with at least 30 touchdown passes, Boykin was one of five with fewer than 10 interceptions. For good measure, he was 10th in the Big 12 in rushing and sixth in rushing touchdowns. This was a no-brainer.

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

Brown was downright unstoppable this season for what turned out to be a bowl team in Austin. He anchored a unit that led the league in total defense and passing defense. The massive nose guard is a likely first-team All-American and finished his fine season with 62 total tackles, 12.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks to go with two forced fumbles. He was the most dominant defensive player in the league this year.

 

Newcomer of the Year: Tyreek Hill, AP, Oklahoma State

Hill was the No. 3-rated junior college prospect in the nation according to 247Sports and proved he was worth the lofty expectations. He finished second in the Big 12 with 150.9 all-purpose yards per game and made the biggest play of the Pokes season by tying The Bedlam Series with less than a minute away with his unforgettable punt return. Hill finished with 534 yards rushing on 102 attempts, 281 yards receiving on 31 catches and scored on three different returns (2 kick, 1 punt).

 

Freshman of the Year: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma

The burly true freshman carried his way into the NCAA record books this fall. Perine led the Big 12 with 240 carries, 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns. He posted three 200-yard games and set the NCAA single-game rushing record with 427 against Kansas. He was never the unquestioned starter but was asked to carry the load when Oklahoma dealt with injuries. The Texas native rose to the occasion and finished eighth nationally in rushing and was one of seven players to rush for at least 20 TDs.

 

Coordinator of the Year: Doug Meacham, TCU

He lost out on the Frank Broyles Award given to the nation’s top coordinator (Ohio State’s Tom Herman) but that shouldn’t diminish the work Meacham did in Fort Worth. The Broyles finalist, along with co-coordinator Sonny Cumbie, took an offense that ranked 106th in total offense (344.8) and 88th in scoring offense (25.1 ppg) and turned it into one of the most prolific units in the nation. TCU averaged 542.2 yards and 46.8 points per game, ranking fourth and second nationally, respectively.

 

Breakout Player of the Year: Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

Boykin pretty much deserves every award possible. He’s the offensive player of the year, he’s the most improved player of the year and is clearly the breakout player of the year. Entering the summer, Boykin was a long shot to start at quarterback and was more likely to be a first-team All-Big 12 wide receiver than Heisman Trophy signal-caller. It was a remarkable year for the TCU QB.

 

Big 12 2014 All-Conference Team
First-Team Offense Second-Team Offense
QB Trevone Boykin
TCU 
QB Bryce Petty
Baylor 
RB Samaje Perine
Oklahoma 
RB DeAndre Washington
Texas Tech 
RB Shock Linwood
Baylor 
RB Aaron Green
TCU 
WR Tyler Lockett
Kansas State 

WR Sterling Shepard

Oklahoma 

WR Kevin White
West Virginia 
WR Corey Coleman
Baylor 
TE E.J. Bibbs
Iowa State 
TE Jimmay Mudine
Kansas 
C B.J. Finney
Kansas State
C Joey Hunt
TCU 
OL Spencer Drango
Baylor 
OL Cody Whitehair
Kansas State 
OL Daryl Williams
Oklahoma 
OL Quinton Spain
West Virginia 
OL Le'Raven Clark
Texas Tech 
OL Tayo Fabuluje
TCU 
OL Mike Glowinski
West Virginia 
OL Tyrus Thompson
Oklahoma 
AP Tyreek Hill
Oklahoma State 
AP Aaron Wimberly
Iowa State 
   
First-Team Defense Second-Team Defense
DL Malcom Brown
Texas 
DL Andrew Billings
Baylor 
DL Shawn Oakman
Baylor 
DL Ryan Mueller
Kansas State 
DL Chucky Hunter
TCU 
DL Cedric Reed
Texas 
DL Emmanuel Ogbah
Oklahoma State 
DL Jordan Phillips
Oklahoma
LB Paul Dawson
TCU 
LB Eric Striker
Oklahoma 
LB Ben Heeney
Kansas 
LB Bryce Hager
Baylor 
LB Pete Robertson
Texas Tech 
LB Jonathan Truman
Kansas State 
CB Zack Sanchez
Oklahoma 
CB Quandre Diggs
Texas 
CB Sam Carter
TCU 
CB Nigel Tribune
Iowa State 
S Chris Hackett
TCU 
S Karl Joseph
West Virginia 
S Orion Stewart
Baylor 
S Jordan Sterns
Oklahoma State 
   
First-Team Specialists Second-Team Specialists
K Josh Lambert
West Virginia 
K Jaden Oberkrom
TCU 
P Trevor Pardula
Kansas 
P Spencer Roth
Baylor 
KR Alex Ross
Oklahoma 
KR Mario Alford
West Virginia 
PR Tyler Lockett
Kansas State 
PR Tyreek Hill
Oklahoma State 

 

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