Sooners Steal the Show With Preseason Honors

The Big 12 media preseason All-Big 12 team was released Thursday morning, and OU leads the list with six players rounding out seven spots.

On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver Ryan Broyles, left guard Stephen Good and running back DeMarco Murray all made the group.

Defensively, it's defensive end Jeremy Beal, linebacker Travis Lewis and free safety Quinton Carter that earned the honors, with Broyles also becoming the preseason All-Big 12 punt returner.

Both Beal and Lewis were unanimous selections.

Texas also had six players mentioned to the list, including offensive lineman Kyle Hix, defensive lineman Sam Acho, linebacker Keenan Robinson and defensive backs, Aaron Williams, Curtis Brown and Blake Gideon.

Nebraska had the third most with four players.

Offensive Player of the Year Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
Defensive Co-Players of the Year Jared Crick, Nebraska, and Von Miller, Texas A&M
Newcomer of the Year Toney Clemons, Colorado


Position Name School Ht/Wt/Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Ryan Broyles# Oklahoma 5-11 183 Jr/2L Norman, Okla.
TE Mike McNeill Nebraska 6-4 235 Sr/3L Kirkwood, Mo.
OL Nate Solder* Colorado 6-9 300 Sr/3L Buena Vista, Calif.
OL Ryan Miller Colorado 6-8 310 Jr/3L Littleton, Colo.
C Tim Barnes Missouri 6-4 310 Sr/3L Longwood, Mo.
OL Tanner Hawkinson Kansas 6-6 293 So/1L McPherson, Kan.
OL Stephen Good Oklahoma 6-6 299 Jr/2L Paris, Texas
OL Kyle Hix Texas 6-7 325 Sr/3L Aledo, Texas
WR Jeff Fuller Texas A&M 6-4 215 Jr/2L McKinney, Texas
QB Jerrod Johnson# Texas A&M 6-4 215 Sr/3L Humble, Texas
RB Daniel Thomas* Kansas State 6-2 228 Sr/1L Hilliard, Fla.
RB DeMarco Murray^# Oklahoma 6-1 207 Sr/3L Las Vegas, Nev.
PK Alex Henery^# Henery 6-2 175 Sr/3L Omaha, Neb.
KR Cyrus Gray Texas A&M 5-10 196 Jr/2L DeSoto, Texas


Position Name School Ht/Wt/Cl/Exp Hometown
DL Aldon Smith Missouri 6-5 255 So/1L Raytown, Mo.
DL Jared Crick* Nebraska 6-6 285 Jr/2L Cozad, Neb.
DL Jeremy Beal# Oklahoma 6-3 267 Sr/3L Carrollton, Texas
DL Sam Acho Texas 6-3 260 Sr/3L Dallas, Texas
LB Travis Lewis^* Oklahoma 6-2 232 Jr/2L San Antonio, Texas
LB Keenan Robinson Texas 6-3 239 Jr/2L Plano, Texas
LB Von Miller* Texas A&M 6-3 240 Sr/3L DeSoto, Texas
LB Brian Duncan Texas Tech 6-1 240 Sr/3L Baton Rouge, La.
DB Prince Amukamara* Nebraska 6-1 205 Sr/3L Glendale, Ariz.
DB Quinton Carter# Oklahoma 6-1 200 Sr/3L Las Vegas, Nev.
DB Aaron Williams Texas 6-1 195 Jr/2L Round Rock, Texas
DB Curtis Brown Texas 6-0 184 Sr/3L Gilmer, Texas
DB Blake Gideon Texas 6-1 205 Jr/2L Leander, Texas
P Derek Epperson* Baylor 6-3 235 Sr/3L Southlake, Texas
PR Ryan Broyles^ Oklahoma 5-11 178 Jr/2L Norman, Okla.

^2009 Preseason Team

*2009 All-Big 12 First Team selection

#2009 All-Big 12 Second Team selection

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