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HIll Named Big 12 Frosh Offensive Player of Year

Running back Justice Hill was selected by the conference coaches as the Big 12 Offensive Freshmen of the Year, and three other Cowboys earned first team All-Big 12 recognition.

The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook

Dede Westbrook garnered Oklahoma's sixth Offensive Player of the Year Award and second consecutive. Other OU winners include quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2015), Sam Bradford (2008), Jason White (2003 and 2004) and Josh Heupel (2000). Westbrook is just the second wideout to claim the award along with Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon (2010).

Jordan Willis is the fourth player from K-State to earn Defensive Player of the Year along with linebacker Arthur Brown (2012), defensive back Terence Newman (2002) and linebacker Mark Simoneau (1999). This is the ninth year that a player on the defensive line has been recognized.

Justin Crawford is West Virginia's second Offensive Newcomer of the Year after running back Charles Sims was honored in 2013. He is the fourth running back to win the award.

D.J. Reed is the sixth K-State player named as Defensive Newcomer of the Year, and the first since Arthur Brown in 2011.

Justice Hill is the third Oklahoma State player and first Cowboy running back to be picked Offensive Freshman of the Year. He is the ninth running back to be chosen for the award.

Reggie Walker is the first K-State player to earn Defensive Freshman of the Year since Terry Pierce won the first award in 2000. He is the third defensive end to be honored.

Michael Dickson is Texas' first Special Teams Player of the Year. The award was first presented in 2005. He is the fourth player who handles punting duties to win the honor.

Orlando Brown is Oklahoma's second honoree for Offensive Lineman of the Year, joining Jon Cooper (2008). He is the first sophomore to earn the award since it was first presented in 2006.

K-State's Jordan Willis was also named Defensive Lineman of the Year joining previous K-State selections Ryan Mueller (2013) and Meshak Williams (2012). Willis is the fifth player to win both defensive lineman and player of the year in the same season.

Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) was recognized as Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year for the sixth time and second consecutive year (2015, 2008, 2006, 2003 and 2000) after leading the Sooners to the first undefeated conference season since round-robin play began in 2011.

Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 21-year history of the Big 12 with 35. K-State is second (32), followed by Texas (26), Oklahoma State (19), Baylor (13), Iowa State (11), Texas Tech (8), Kansas (7), TCU (5) and West Virginia (4).

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Sr., Cameron, Texas

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jordan Willis, K-State, DE, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Justin Crawford, West Virginia, RB, Jr., Columbus, Ga.

DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: D.J. Reed, K-State, DB, So., Bakersfield, Calif.

OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Justice Hill, Oklahoma State, RB, Tulsa, Okla.

DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Reggie Walker, K-State, DE, Ponchatoula, La.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Michael Dickson, Texas, P, So., Sydney, Australia

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, So., Duluth, Ga.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Jordan Willis, K-State, DE, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

CHUCK NEINAS COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (18th season)

2016 All-Big 12 Football First Team

OFFENSE

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School

QB Baker Mayfield + Oklahoma Jr. Austin, Texas/Texas Tech

RB Joe Mixon Oklahoma So. Oakley, Calif./Freedom

RB D'Onta Foreman * Texas Jr. Texas City, Texas/Texas City

FB Winston Dimel + K-State So. Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan

WR K.D. Cannon ^ Baylor Jr. Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant

WR Allen Lazard Iowa State Jr. Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale

WR Dede Westbrook * Oklahoma Sr. Cameron, Texas/Blinn CC

WR James Washington^ Oklahoma State Jr. Stamford, Texas/Stamford

TE Mark Andrews ^ Oklahoma So. Scottsdale, Okla./Desert Mountain

OL Kyle Fuller ^ Baylor Sr. Wylie, Texas/Wylie

OL Dalton Risner K-State So. Wiggins, Colo./Wiggins

OL Orlando Brown Oklahoma So. Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

OL Connor Williams Texas So. Coppell, Texas/Coppell

OL Tyler Orlosky ^ West Virginia Sr. Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward

PK Cole Netten Iowa State Sr. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny

KR/PR Byron Pringle K-State So. Tampa, Fla./Butler CC

DEFENSE

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School

DL K.J. Smith Baylor Jr. Frisco, Texas/Centennial

DL Dorance Armstrong, Jr. * Kansas So. Houston, Texas/North Shore

DL Jordan Willis * K-State Sr. Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst

DL Vincent Taylor Oklahoma State Jr. San Antonio, Texas/James Madison

DL Josh Carraway + TCU Sr. Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus

LB Elijah Lee ^ K-State Jr. Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs

LB Jordan Evans ^ Oklahoma Sr. Norman, Okla./Norman North

LB Travin Howard TCU Jr. Longview, Texas/Longview

DB Fish Smithson ^ Kansas Sr. Baltimore, Md./Highland

DB D.J. Reed K-State So. Bakersfield, Calif./Cerritos College

DB Jordan Thomas ^ Oklahoma Jr. Klein, Texas/Klein

DB Jordan Sterns ^ Oklahoma State Sr. Cibolo, Texas/Steele

DB Rasul Douglas West Virginia Sr. East Orange, N.J./Nassau CC

P Michael Dickson Texas So. Sydney, Australia

2016 All-Big 12 Football Second Team

OFFENSE

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School

QB Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech Jr. Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse

RB Samaje Perine ~ Oklahoma Jr. Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson

RB Justice Hill Oklahoma State Fr. Tulsa, Okla./Brooker T. Washington

FB Dimitri Flowers Oklahoma Jr. San Antonio, Texas/Churchill

WR Jonathan Giles Texas Tech So. Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Elkins

WR Shelton Gibson West Virginia Jr. Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights

WR Daikiel Shorts Jr. West Virginia Sr. Clayton, N.J., Eastern Christian Academy

TE Blake Jarwin ~ Oklahoma State Sr. Tuttle, Okla./Tuttle

OL Nick Fett Iowa State Sr. Audubon, Iowa/Audubon

OL Zach Crabtree Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield

OL Victor Salako Oklahoma State Sr. Huntsville, Ala./Grissom

OL Austin Schlottmann TCU Jr. Brenham, Texas/Brenham

OL Kent Perkins Texas Sr. Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands

PK Ben Grogan Oklahoma State Sr. Arlington, Texas/Martin

KR/PR Dede Westbrook Oklahoma Sr. Cameron, Texas/Blinn CC

DEFENSE

Pos. Player School Class Hometown/Previous School

DL Jhaustin Thomas Iowa State Sr. Atlanta, Ga./Columbia

DL Demond Tucker Iowa State Sr. Hazelhurst, Miss./Hazelhurst

DL Jordan Wade Oklahoma Sr. Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point

DL Aaron Curry TCU Sr. Keller, Texas/Nebraska

DL Breckyn Hager Texas So. Austin, Texas/Westlake

LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma Jr. Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor

LB Chad Whitener Oklahoma State Jr. Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield

LB Ty Summers TCU So. San Antonio, Texas/Reagan

DB Patrick Levels Baylor Sr. Dallas, Texas/Roosevelt

DB Kamari Cotton-Moya Iowa State Jr. Bakersfield, Calif./Ridgeview

DB Tre Flowers Oklahoma State Jr. Converse, Texas/Judson

DB Denzel Johnson TCU Sr. Gainesville, Texas/Gainesville

DB Nick Orr TCU Jr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto

P Zach Sinor Oklahoma State So. Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley

+ - Repeat first team selection from 2015

~ - 2015 first team selection

^ - Second Team selection in 2015.

* - Unanimous selection

A tie in voting created an additional wide receiver spot

Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.

2016 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Baylor: Travon Blanchard (LB), Aiavion Edwards (LB), Kyle Fuller (OLofY), Drew Galitz (P), Tony Nicholson (K/PR), Ryan Reid (DB), Orion Stewart (DB), Terence Williams (RB)

Iowa State: Matt Campbell (CofY), Willie Harvey (LB), Cole Netten (STPofY), Kene Nwangwu (K/PR), Brian Peavy (DB), Patrick Scoggins (OL), Jomal Wiltz (DB)

Kansas: Hakeem Adeniji (OL), D'Andre Banks (OL), LaQuvionte Gonzales (ONofY), Mike Lee (DFrofY, DB), Cole Moos (P), Steven Sims Jr. (WR), Daniel Wise (DL), Matthew Wyman (PK), Michael Zunica (FB)

K-State: Dante Barnett (DB), Will Geary (DL), Dominique Heath (K/PR), Elijah Lee (DPofY), Mike Moore (LB), Reid Najvar (OL), Byron Pringle (WR), Dayton Valentine (TE)

Oklahoma: Emmanuel Beal (DNofY), Bobby Evans (OL), Baker Mayfield (OPofY), Joe Mixon (K/PR), Steven Parker (DB), Ben Powers (OL), Dru Samia (OL), Ahmad Thomas (DB), Erick Wren (OL)

Oklahoma State: Calvin Bundage (DFrofY), Jordan Burton (LB), Chris Carson (RB), Marcus Keyes (OL), Ashton Lampkin (DB), Jalen McCleskey (WR), Motekiai Maile (DL), Mason Rudolph (QB), Zach Sinor (STPofY), Vincent Taylor (DLofY, DPofY), Zac Veatch (TE)

TCU: Kyle Hicks (RB), Adam Nunez (P), Ranthony Texada (DB), KaVontae Turpin (STPofY, K/PR)

Texas: Shane Buechele (OFrofY), Poona Ford (DL), D'Onta Foreman (OPofY), Chris Nelson (DL), Malcolm Roach (DFrofY), Zach Shackelford (OL), Connor Williams (OLofY)

Texas Tech: Jordyn Brooks (DFrofY, LB), Baylen Brown (OL), Keke Coutee (WR), Patrick Mahomes II (OPofY)

West Virginia: Justin Arndt (LB), Al-Rasheed Benton (LB), Kyle Bosch (OL), Rasul Douglas (DPofY), Dana Holgorsen (CofY), David Long (DFrofY), Noble Nwachukwu (DL), Tyler Orlosky (OLofY), Adam Pankey (OL), Kyzir White (DNofY, DB)


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