Sooners & Cowboys Named To AP All-Big 12


Monday, December 8th 2014, 8:10 pm
By: News 9


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Four Sooners were named to the Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team Monday. Tackle Daryl Williams and running back Samaje Perine were on the first-team offensive unit, while linebacker Eric Striker and cornerback Zack Sanchez represented the Sooners on the first-team defensive squad.

In addition to being named a unanimous first-team honoree, Perine was also voted the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

Oklahoma also landed four student-athletes on the AP All-Big 12 Second Team. Tackle Tyrus Thompson and wide receiver Sterling Shepard represented the offense, while defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and linebacker Dominique Alexander were members of the defensive unit.

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Oklahoma State's Tyreek Hill and Emmanuel Ogbah were named to the 2014 Associated Press All-Big 12 team today, with Hill receiving first team honors as an all-purpose player and Ogbah receiving first team honors as a defensive end.

Hill wrapped up the regular season with 1,811 all-purpose yards, including 534 on the ground, 281 receiving, 256 via punt return and 740 via kickoff return. His 996 combined kick return yards are the second-most in the nation this year, and his 150.9 all-purpose yards per game rank 11th nationally.

Ogbah has also had several big moments. He erupted on a national stage to open 2014 when he had six tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and two pass-breakups against top-ranked Florida State. He was a consistent menace to Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston and the Seminole passing attack all game.

His best performance of the season, however, came at Kansas where he registered 5.5 tackles for loss, which set an OSU single-game record, rank as the most for any player in the country this season and rank as the most for a Big 12 player since 2009.

It marks the first career All-Big 12 team recognition for both players.