Media Picks Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:18 pm
By: News 9
The Big 12 Conference released its 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team as voted on by the media. Oklahoma State's Tyreek Hill was picked Newcomer of the Year and Oklahoma tallied four total selections to the team and had representatives from offense (OL Daryl Williams), defense (LB Eric Striker, CB Zack Sanchez) and special teams (K Michael Hunnicutt).
Hill transferred from Garden City Community College where he made 32 catches for 532 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore. He also carried the ball 101 times for 659 yards and five scores. After enrolling at Oklahoma State in January, Hill made an immediate impact on the Cowboy track team by winning the 200 meters and placing second in the 60 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship to help OSU to its first Conference men's team title.
Williams led the Sooner's O-line a year ago and proved his versatility by spending time at both tackle positions. He was an All-Big 12 Second-Team selection in 2013.
Hunnicutt connected on 47-of-48 extra points and 24-of-27 field goals last year when he was a semifinalist for the Groza Award. He was also named to the All-Big 12 Second-Team in 2013.
Striker was also named to the All-Big 12 Second-Team in 2013 and started all 13 games for the Sooners. He had a career night against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl when he recorded three sacks and seven tackles.
Sanchez made an immediate impact as a redshirt-freshman last season finishing with 46 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions. He was named a Freshman All-American by the FWAA.
2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Petty, Baylor, QB
Defensive Player of the Year: Devonte Fields, TCU, DL
Newcomer of the Year: Tyreek Hill, Oklahoma State, WR
WR - Antwan Goodley * Baylor 5-11 225 Sr
TE - EJ Bibbs + Iowa State 6-3 261 Sr
OL - Spencer Drango * Baylor 6-6 305 Jr
OL - Cody Whitehair + K-State 6-4 309 Jr
C - B.J. Finney * K-State 6-4 303 Sr
OL - Daryl Williams + Oklahoma 6-6 329 Sr
OL - Le'Raven Clark ^+ Texas Tech 6-5 303 Jr
WR - Tyler Lockett * K-State 5-11 175 Sr
QB - Bryce Petty * Baylor 6-3 230 Sr
RB - Shock Linwood Baylor 5-9 200 So
RB - Malcolm Brown + Texas 6-0 228 Sr
PK - Michael Hunnicutt + Oklahoma 6-1 180 Sr
KR - Tyler Lockett ^* K-State 5-11 175 Sr
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl
DL - Ryan Mueller * K-State 6-2 245 Sr
DL - Devonte Fields ^# TCU 6-4 240 So
DL - Chucky Hunter + TCU 6-1 305 Sr
DL - Cedric Reed + Texas 6-6 271 Sr
LB - Bryce Hager^ Baylor 6-2 235 Sr
LB - Ben Heeney + Kansas 6-0 230 Sr
LB - Eric Striker + Oklahoma 6-0 221 Jr
DB - Zack Sanchez Oklahoma 5-11 179 So
DB - Sam Carter + TCU 6-1 215 Sr
DB - Quandre Diggs ^ Texas 5-10 204 Sr
DB - Karl Joseph West Virginia 5-10 196 Jr
P - Spencer Roth * Baylor 6-4 225 Sr
PR - Levi Norwood Baylor 6-2 200 Sr
^ 2013 Preseason Team
* 2013 All-Big 12 First Team selection
+ 2013 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
# Injured in 2013