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Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

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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.

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

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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.

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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).

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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 ShepardOklahoma 

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