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Big 12 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Sooners Football

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Sooners Football

Led once again by a dynamic offense and a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback, Oklahoma claimed the Big 12 title and is set for a return trip to the College Football Playoff for the 2018 season. Kyler Murray replaced Baker Mayfield at the controls for the Sooners’ high-powered offense, and this attack didn’t miss a beat. Murray accounted for 4,945 total yards this fall and headlines Athlon’s 2018 All-Big 12 team. The Sooners placed four additional players on the first-team offense, including receiver Marquise Brown. West Virginia quarterback Will Grier takes second-team honors on offense, with go-to receiver David Sills earning first-team accolades.

Big 12 2018 Awards

Off. Player of the Year: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Def. Player of the Year: David Long, West Virginia

Coach of the Year: Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

Best Freshman (Offense): Pooka Williams, Kansas

Best Freshman (Defense): Caden Sterns, Texas

Def. Coordinator of the Year: Jon Heacock, Iowa State

Newcomer of the Year: Jalen Hurd, Baylor

Breakout Player: Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 15, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2018 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first, second and third all-conference teams for the Big 12:

Big 12 2018 Postseason All-Conference Team


First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense


Kyler Murray Oklahoma

Will Grier West Virginia

Sam Ehlinger Texas


Alex Barnes Kansas State

Pooka Williams Kansas

Justice Hill Oklahoma State


David Montgomery Iowa State

Kennedy Brooks Oklahoma

Trey Sermon Oklahoma


Antoine Wesley Texas Tech 

Hakeem Butler Iowa State

Jalen Hurd Baylor


Tylan Wallace Oklahoma State

Lil'Jordan Humphrey Texas

CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma


Marquise Brown Oklahoma

Jalen Reagor TCU

Collin Johnson Texas


David Sills West Virginia

Gary Jennings West Virginia

Colton McKivitz (OL) West Virginia 


Cody Ford Oklahoma

Creed Humphrey Oklahoma

Zach Shackelford Texas


Dalton Risner Kansas State

Lucas Niang TCU

Elijah Rodriguez Texas


Yodny Cajuste West Virginia

Jack Anderson Texas Tech

Josh Knipfel Iowa State


Dru Samia Oklahoma

Bobby Evans Oklahoma

Hakeem Adeniji Kansas


Ben Powers Oklahoma

Josh Sills West Virginia

Marcus Keyes Oklahoma State






First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense


Ben Banogu TCU

Kenny Bigelow West Virginia

JaQuan Bailey Iowa State


Charles Omenihu Texas

L.J. Collier TCU

Jarrell Owens Oklahoma State


Daniel Wise Kansas

Ray Lima Iowa State

Reggie Walker Kansas State


Jordan Brailford Oklahoma State

James Lynch Baylor

Marcel Spears Iowa State


David Long West Virginia

Kenneth Murray Oklahoma

Curtis Bolton Oklahoma


Joe Dineen Kansas

Gary Johnson Texas

Mike Rose Iowa State


Dakota Allen Texas Tech

Clay Johnston Baylor

Malcolm Rodriguez (S) Oklahoma State


Brian Peavy Iowa State

A.J. Green Oklahoma State

Adrian Frye Texas Tech


Kris Boyd Texas

Jeff Gladney TCU

Davante Davis Texas


Greg Eisworth Iowa State

Duke Shelley (CB) Kansas State

Bryce Torneden Kansas


Caden Sterns Texas

Kenny Robinson West Virginia

Ridwan Issahaku TCU






First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists


Clayton Hatfield Texas Tech

Austin Seibert Oklahoma

Cameron Dicker Texas


Drew Galitz Baylor

Kyle Thompson Kansas

Austin Seibert Oklahoma


Kene Nwangwu Iowa State

De'Quan Bowman Texas Tech

Tre Brown Oklahoma


CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma

Tarique Milton Iowa State

Isaiah Zuber Kansas State