Big 12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.

The Big 12's 2017 college football season was all about Oklahoma. After Bob Stoops retired in early June, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was promoted to head coach and the Sooners never missed a beat en route to a 12-1 record. With Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield directing the offense, Oklahoma averaged 44.9 points a game, claimed a Big 12 title and the No. 2 ranking headed into the College Football Playoff. In addition to Mayfield's standout season, linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo claimed Athlon's Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Orlando Brown was one of the best offensive lineman in college football this year. Outside of Oklahoma, TCU rebounded from a 6-7 record last season to finish second in the Big 12 and earn a 10-3 mark headed into the Alamo Bowl. Additionally, Iowa State showed marked improvement under coach Matt Campbell, Oklahoma State won at least nine games for the fourth time in five seasons, and Texas Tech is returning to a bowl game after a one-year absence.

 

Big 12 2017 Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

Defensive Player of the Year: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB, Oklahoma

Coach of the Year: Matt Campbell, Iowa State

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Charlie Brewer, QB, Baylor

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Breakout Player: David Sills, WR, West Virginia

Newcomer of the Year: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

 

Big 12 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

QB

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma 

Mason Rudolph

Oklahoma State 

RB

David Montgomery

Iowa State 

Rodney Anderson

Oklahoma 

RB

Justice Hill

Oklahoma State 

Justin Crawford

West Virginia 

AP

Joel Lanning

Iowa State 

Marcell Ateman (WR)

Oklahoma State 

WR

David Sills

West Virginia 

Allen Lazard 

Iowa State 

WR

James Washington 

Oklahoma State 

Keke Coutee

Texas Tech 

TE

Mark Andrews

Oklahoma 

Denzel Mims

Baylor 

C

Erick Wren

Oklahoma 

Marcus Keyes (OL)

Oklahoma State 

OL

Orlando Brown

Oklahoma 

Jake Campos

Iowa State 

OL

Dalton Risner

Kansas State 

Kyle Bosch

West Virginia 

OL

Zach Crabtree

Oklahoma State 

Matt Pryor

TCU 

OL

Ben Powers

Oklahoma 

Bobby Evans

Oklahoma 

     
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

DL

Ben Banogu

TCU 

Mat Boesen

TCU 

DL

Poona Ford

Texas 

Jordan Brailford

Oklahoma State 

DL

Will Geary

Kansas State 

DeQuinton Osborne

Oklahoma State 

DL

Daniel Wise

Kansas 

Dakota Allen

Texas Tech 

LB

Malik Jefferson

Texas 

David Long

West Virginia 

LB

Joe Dineen

Kansas 

Travin Howard

TCU 

LB

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

Oklahoma 

Brian Peavy (CB)

Iowa State  

CB

D.J. Reed

Kansas State 

Holton Hill

Texas 

CB

Ranthony Texada

TCU 

Kamari Cotton-Moya (S)

Iowa State 

S

DeShon Elliott

Texas 

Kyzir White

West Virginia 

S

Nick Orr

TCU 

Tre Flowers

Oklahoma State 

     
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

K

Matthew McCrane

Kansas State 

Austin Seibert

Oklahoma 

P

Michael Dickson

Texas 

Nick Walsh

Kansas State 

KR

D.J. Reed

Kansas State 

KaVontae Turpin

TCU 

PR

D.J. Reed

Kansas State 

KaVontae Turpin

TCU 

Event Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 02:16

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