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Big 12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma is the Big 12’s clear favorite this season, and despite the loss of a couple of key players on both sides of the ball, the Sooners lead the way on Athlon’s All-Big 12 team with 18 selections for 2016. Additionally, eight Oklahoma players – including running back Samaje Perine and quarterback Baker Mayfield – are projected to earn first-team honors this year. TCU (15) and Oklahoma State (13) are just behind Oklahoma in overall selections, while Texas checks in with 11 picks.  

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Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Big 12 last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2016.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

Big 12 Team Previews for 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Rank:

25

71

99

48

6

 

National Rank:

24

17

43

42

40

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2016 Big 12 Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 10 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 

Athlon's 2016 All-Big 12 Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 

Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech 

Seth Russell Baylor 

Mason Rudolph Okla. State 

RB

Samaje Perine Oklahoma 

Shock Linwood Baylor 

Rushel Shell WVU 

Johnny Jefferson Baylor 

RB

Mike Warren Iowa State 

D'Onta Foreman Texas 

Chris Warren Texas 

Kyle Hicks TCU 

AP

Joe Mixon Oklahoma 

Justin Stockton Texas Tech 

Shelton Gibson (WR) WVU 

Winston Dimel K-State 

WR

Allen Lazard Iowa State 

Marcell Ateman Okla. State 

Mark Andrews Oklahoma 

Devin Lauderdale Texas Tech 

WR

James Washington Okla. State 

Dede Westbrook Oklahoma 

John Burt Texas 

Geno Lewis Oklahoma 

WR

KD Cannon Baylor 

KaVontae Turpin
TCU 

Ian Sadler Texas Tech 

Deante' Gray TCU 

C

Tyler Orlosky WVU 

Dalton Risner K-State 

Jonathan Alvarez Oklahoma 

Austin Schlottman TCU 

OL

Kyle Fuller Baylor 

Kyle Bosch WVU 

Zachary Crabtree Okla. State 

Victor Salako Okla. State 

OL

Patrick Vahe Texas 

Baylen Brown Texas Tech 

Adam Pankey
WVU 

Aviante Collins TCU 

OL

Connor Williams Texas 

Jake Campos Iowa State 

Kent Perkins Texas 

Yodny Cajuste WVU 

OL

Orlando Brown Oklahoma 

Joseph Noteboom TCU 

Dru Samia Oklahoma 

Dom Desouza Baylor 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Josh Carraway TCU 

James McFarland TCU 

Breiden Fehoko Texas Tech 

K.J. Smith Baylor 

DL

Noble Nwachukwu WVU 

Demond Tucker Iowa State 

Poona Ford Texas 

Aaron Curry TCU 

DL

Charles Walker Oklahoma 

Vincent Taylor Okla. State 

Jordan Brailford Okla. State 

Matt Romar Oklahoma 

DL

Will Geary K-State 

Jordan Willis K-State 

Christian Brown WVU 

Dorance Armstrong Kansas 

LB

Elijah Lee K-State 

Jordan Burton Okla. State 

Chad Whitener Okla. State 

Joe Dineen Kansas 

LB

Malik Jefferson Texas 

Taylor Young Baylor 

Travon Blanchard Baylor 

Charmeachealle Moore K-State  

LB

Jordan Evans Oklahoma 

Travin Howard TCU 

Willie Harvey Iowa State 

Montrel Wilson TCU 

CB

Jordan Thomas Oklahoma 

Ashton Lampkin Okla. State 

Holton Hill Texas 

Ranthony Texada TCU 

CB

Davante Davis Texas 

Brian Peavy Iowa State 

Duke Shelley K-State 

Orion Stewart (S) Baylor 

S

Jordan Sterns Okla. State 

Steven Parker Oklahoma 

Fish Smithson Kansas 

Jah'Shawn Johnson Texas Tech 

S

Dante Barnett K-State 

Denzel Johnson TCU 

Ahmad Thomas Oklahoma 

Dravon Henry-Askew WVU 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Matthew McCrane K-State 

Clayton Hatfield Texas Tech 

Austin Seibert Oklahoma 

Ben Grogan Okla. State 

P

Austin Seibert Oklahoma 

Zach Sinor Okla. State 

Michael Dickson Texas 

Nick Walsh K-State 

KR

KaVontae Turpin TCU 

Justin Stockton Texas Tech 

Shelton Gibson WVU 

Ryan Schadler Kansas 

PR

KaVontae Turpin TCU 

Joe Mixon Oklahoma 

Trever Ryen Iowa State 

De'Quan Bowman Texas Tech 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-Big 12 Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Baylor

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Iowa State

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Kansas

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Kansas State

Offense: 0 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Oklahoma

Offense: 4 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Oklahoma State

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

TCU

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 2 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 4 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 0

Texas

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Texas Tech

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

West Virginia

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0