Jeffcoat joins former linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Brian Orakpo as Longhorns to win AP Big 12 DPOY, and was one of four Longhorns on the AP All-Big 12 First Team, released on Monday. He was joined by fellow defensive end Cedric Reed, offensive guard Trey Hopkins and kicker Anthony Fera on the first unit. Wide receiver Mike Davis and offensive tackle Donald Hawkins each earned second-team mention.
Jeffcoat finished the season with 73 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss and a Big-12 leading 12 sacks. His tackles led the Big 12 in stops for a defensive lineman, while his tackles for loss were second in the conference only to Kansas State's Ryan Mueller, who had 18.5. Jeffcoat was also tied for second in the league with three fumble recoveries.
Reed teamed with Jeffcoat to form the Big 12's most dangerous pass rush, with the Longhorns putting up a league-best 37 sacks on the year. For his part, Reed had 64 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. His tackles for loss were fourth in the Big 12, while his sacks ranked third and his four forced fumbles were second.
Hopkins and Hawkins helped to form a dominant-at-times left side that aided the Longhorns in averaging nearly 200 rushing yards per game, while only allowing 14 sacks on the season. The latter mark was second in the Big 12.
Fera has been one of the country's most automatic kickers. He's made 44-of-45 extra points and an amazing 20-of-22 field goals (one was blocked this past weekend against Baylor).
Davis missed one game and was significantly less than 100 percent in others, but still made 49 catches for 715 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per catch.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was the AP's Offensive Player of the Year. West Virginia running back Charles Sims was the Offensive Newcomer of the Year, while Dominique Alexander of Oklahoma was tapped as the Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
The All-Big 12 team is listed below.
QB — Bryce Petty, Jr., Baylor (U)
RB — Lache Seastrunk, Jr., Baylor
WR — Antwan Goodley, Jr., Baylor (U)
WR — Tyler Lockett, Jr., Kansas State
C — Gabe Ikard, Sr., Oklahoma
OL — Le'Raven Clark, So., Texas Tech
OL — Trey Hopkins, Sr., Texas
OL — Cyril Richardson, Sr., Baylor (U)
AP — Lockett, Kansas State
K — Anthony Fera, Sr., Texas
DL — Calvin Barnett, Sr., Oklahoma State
DL — Jackson Jeffcoat, Sr., Texas (U)
DL — Ryan Mueller, Jr., Kansas State
DL — Cedric Reed, Jr., Texas
LB — Eddie Lackey, Sr., Baylor
LB — Caleb Lavey, Sr., Oklahoma State
LB — Will Smith, Sr., Texas Tech
DB — Aaron Colvin, Sr., Oklahoma
DB — Justin Gilbert, Sr., Oklahoma State
DB — Ty Zimmerman, Sr., Kansas State
P — Spencer Roth, Jr., Baylor
QB — Clint Chelf, Sr., Oklahoma State.
RB — Charles Sims, Sr., West Virginia.
TE — E.J. Bibbs, Jr., Iowa State.
C — B.J. Finney, Jr., Kansas State.
AP — Sims, West Virginia.
K — Mike Hunnicutt, Oklahoma.
P — Nick O'Toole, So., West Virginia.