Big 12 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2016 season.

Thanks to a dynamic offense and the play of quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma took home the Big 12 title for the second consecutive season. The Sooners finished unbeaten in conference action for the first time since 2004 and could finish inside of the top five of the Associated Press poll with a win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma State finished second behind its in-state rival with a solid 9-3 year, while West Virginia took a step forward under coach Dana Holgorsen with a 10-2 overall record and a 7-2 mark in conference play. The Mountaineers, Cowboys and Sooners combined for 23 selections on the Athlon Sports' All-Big 12 team for 2016, with Kansas State and TCU each earning seven picks. 

 

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With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 17, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2016 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first and second all-conference teams for the Big 12:

 

Big 12 2016 Season Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Willis, DL, Kansas State

 

Coach of the Year: Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

 

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State

 

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Reggie Walker, DL, Kansas State

 

Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

 

Defensive Coordinator of the Year: Tony Gibson, West Virginia

 

Newcomer of the Year: Justin Crawford, West Virginia

 

Breakout Player: Dorance Armstrong, DL, Kansas

 

Big 12 2016 Season Awards
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma 

Patrick Mahomes

Texas Tech 

RB

Samaje Perine

Oklahoma 

Justin Crawford

West Virginia

RB

D'Onta Foreman

Texas 

Justice Hill

Oklahoma State 

AP

Joe Mixon

Oklahoma 

Kyle Hicks

TCU 

WR

Dede Westbrook

Oklahoma 

KD Cannon

Baylor 

WR

James Washington

Oklahoma State 

Allen Lazard

Iowa State 

WR

Jonathan Giles

Texas Tech 

Shelton Gibson

West Virginia 

C

Tyler Orlosky

West Virginia 

Baylen Brown (OL)

Texas Tech 

OL

Connor Williams

Texas 

Dalton Risner

Kansas State 

OL

Kyle Fuller

Baylor 

Terrale Johnson

Kansas State 

OL

Orlando Brown

Oklahoma 

Ben Powers

Oklahoma 

OL

Kyle Bosch

West Virginia 

Zach Crabtree 

Oklahoma State 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

Jordan Willis

Kansas State 

Breckyn Hager

Texas 

DL

Vincent Taylor

Oklahoma State 

Josh Carraway

TCU 

DL

Dorance Armstrong

Kansas 

Will Geary

Kansas State 

DL

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB)

Oklahoma 

Aaron Curry 

TCU  

LB

Jordan Evans

Oklahoma 

Ty Summers

TCU 

LB

Elijah Lee

Kansas State 

Taylor Young

Baylor 

LB

Travin Howard

TCU 

Chad Whitener

Oklahoma State 

CB

Rasul Douglas

West Virginia 

D.J. Reed

Kansas State 

CB

Jordan Thomas

Oklahoma 

Travon Blanchard (DB)

Baylor 

S

Jordan Sterns

Oklahoma State 

Fish Smithson

Kansas 

S

Steven Parker

Oklahoma 

Nick Orr

TCU 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Cole Netten

Iowa State 

Ben Grogan

Oklahoma State 

P

Michael Dickson

Texas 

Zach Sinor

Oklahoma State 

KR

Byron Pringle

Kansas State 

Kene Nwangwu

Iowa State 

PR

Trever Ryan

Iowa State 

KaVontae Turpin

TCU 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 13:54

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