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Big 12 All-Freshman Team for 2016

Shane Buechele

Shane Buechele

The Big 12 had several key players depart after the 2015 season but several new faces emerged as the league’s future stars as freshmen in 2016. Texas quarterback Shane Buechele averaged 246.5 passing yards per game and tossed 21 touchdowns as a true freshman for former coach Charlie Strong. Buechele will be a building block for new coach Tom Herman to build around in 2017. Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill and West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy are two other players with a bright future on offense, while Texas end/linebacker Malcolm Roach, Kansas State end Reggie Walker and Kansas defensive back Mike Lee are just a few names to watch on defense.

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With bowl games up next, it’s time to look back the 2016 season and hand out some hardware to the league’s top freshmen. 

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Which freshmen had the best year in the Big 12 this fall? Here is the 2016 Athlon Sports Big 12 All-Freshman Team:

Big 12 All-Freshman Team for 2016

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

QB

Shane Buechele Texas 

Zach Smith Baylor 

RB

David Montgomery Iowa State 

JaMycal Hasty Baylor   

RB

Justice Hill Oklahoma State 

Alex Barnes Kansas State 

AP

Kennedy McKoy (RB) West Virginia 

Da'Leon Ward (RB) Texas Tech 

WR

Blake Lynch Baylor 

Pooh Stricklin Baylor 

WR

Devin Duvernay Texas 

Collin Johnson Texas 

WR

Deshaunte Jones Iowa State 

Isaiah Zuber Kansas State 

OL

Bobby Evans Oklahoma 

Julian Good-Jones Iowa State 

OL

Colton McKivitz West Virginia 

Tyler Mitchell  Kansas State 

OL

Marcus Keyes Oklahoma State 

Terence Steele Texas Tech 

OL

Scott Frantz Kansas State 

Mesa Ribordy Kansas 

OL

Hakeem Adeniji Kansas 

Zach Shackelford Texas 

 

 

 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

DL

Malcolm Roach Texas 

Adam Shuler West Virginia 

DL

Reggie Walker Kansas State 

Trey Dishon Kansas State 

DL

JaQuan Bailey Iowa State 

Tyrone Hunt Baylor 

DL

Neville Gallimore Oklahoma 

Clay Johnston (LB) Baylor 

LB

David Long West Virginia 

Jordan Williams Baylor 

LB

Jordyn Brooks Texas Tech 

Jeffrey McCulloch Texas 

LB

Caleb Kelly Oklahoma 

Calvin Bundage Oklahoma State 

DB

Mike Lee Kansas 

Douglas Coleman Texas Tech 

DB

Mike Johnson Iowa State 

Jameson Houston Baylor 

DB

Jordan Parker Oklahoma 

Grayland Arnold Baylor 

DB

Jeff Gladney TCU 

Desmon Smith Texas Tech 

 

 

 

 

First-Team Specialists

 

K

Ryan Graf TCU 

 

P

Adam Nunez TCU 

 

KR

Kene Nwangwu Iowa State 

 

PR

Tony Nicholson Baylor