Counting Down the Big 12's Top Players

One-by-one, we're counting down the Big 12's best players. At No. 6 is long-time Sooner standout Travis Lewis.

6) Travis Lewis, senior LB, Oklahoma

Typically, when players aren't able to meet up with a previous year's production, they're thought of as resting on their laurels, or leveling off.

But in the case of Lewis, it's been impossible to live up to the promise of his redshirt freshman season just because it was such a great year that it would have been difficult to top. In his first year on the field in Norman, Lewis had a whopping 144 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks and four interceptions. All of those numbers are still career highs.

But that's not to say that Lewis hasn't been busy since then. He had 109 tackles both as a sophomore and as a junior. He made a combined 15 tackles for loss over those years, and picked off three passes as a junior. As a freshman and sophomore, he earned first-team All-Big 12 honors, then made second team as a junior.

A former high school running back, Lewis isn't the biggest linebacker in the league, weighing less than 230 pounds. But he might be one of the fastest, clocking 40-yard dashes in the sub-4.4 second range.

2010 Stats: 109 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, five passes broken up

No. 7: Texas DT Kheeston Randall

No. 8: Iowa State OL Kelechi Osemele

No. 9: Texas A&M RB Cyrus Gray

No. 10: Oklahoma State OL Levy Adcock

No. 11: Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller

No. 12: Texas LB Keenan Robinson

No. 13: Oklahoma DE Frank Alexander

No. 14: Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill

No. 15: Oklahoma DB Tony Jefferson

No. 16: Texas LB Emmanuel Acho

No. 17: Oklahoma DB Demontre Hurst

No. 18: Baylor WR Kendall Wright

No. 19: Oklahoma OL Ben Habern

No. 20: Oklahoma State OL Lane Taylor

No. 21: %%MATCH_39%% State LB Jake Knott

No.22: Oklahoma State S Markelle Martin

No.23: Missouri DL Brad Madison

No. 24: Missouri WR T.J. Moe

No. 25: Texas Tech OL Mickey Okafor

No. 26: Missouri TE Michael Egnew

No. 27: Texas A&M CB Coryell Judie

No. 28: Texas DB Kenny Vaccaro

No. 29: Oklahoma DE/LB Ronnell Lewis

No. 30: Texas A&M RB Christine Michael

No. 31: Kansas OL Jeremiah Hatch

No. 32: Texas Tech OL Lonnie Edwards

No. 33: Missouri DE Jacquies Smith

No. 34: Oklahoma WR %%MATCH_48%%

No. 35: Texas WR %%MATCH_51%%

No. 36: Texas DE %%MATCH_40%%

No. 37: Kansas State DB %%MATCH_44%%

No. 38: Oklahoma OL %%MATCH_52%%

No. 39: Texas Tech RB %%MATCH_46%%

No. 40: Baylor OL Philip Blake

No. 41: Missouri LB %%MATCH_45%%

No. 42: Texas DL Alex Okafor

No. 43: Texas A&M DL %%MATCH_41%%

No. 44: Kansas RB %%MATCH_53%%

No. 45: Texas Tech S %%MATCH_50%%

No. 46: Iowa State CB %%MATCH_42%%

No. 47: Kansas State S %%MATCH_49%%

No. 48: Baylor DE/LB %%MATCH_47%%

No. 49: Kansas State DE %%MATCH_43%%

No. 50: Kansas DE Toben Opurum

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